Paul Armand-Delille A.K.A. polocorp is a musician, composer for MAD Agency and DJ/selector based in Paris. The Parisian Flair decided to feature him for his talent and his true Parisianism. He designs impeccable eclectic selections (Louis Vuitton, Audigier, le Georges, Hotel Costes). He has a unique style and is versatile in his DJ skills for Tête D’Affiche. In Paris, at the decks of Baron, he blends an elegant and selection of tracks. His inspiration comes from the Velvet Underground, Stereo Total or AIR, his band Open Space & Stars tackles with retro futurism, through insights in surf music, ethereal folk and space pop.
How do you feel about France and French people? It’s an amazing and beautiful country with a rich history and tons of fascinating places. The economic and social situation isn’t the best at the moment, but I want to be optimistic and believe the country has so many assets, it will bounce back soon!
What does Parisian Flair mean to you? You can’t beat black when it comes down to sober chic ! What is romanticism? Doing something disproportionate and spontaneous for someone you care for. Are you romantic? Yes, I’m a “coeur d’artichaut”/literal translation “an artichoke heart” which means “kiss curl”. Where did you have your most impressive French kiss? On rattle snake mountain, NH. Your dream? Producing beautiful and meaningful music. Sharing some good times and powerful emotions as a DJ. Taking over my dad’s farm house in Normandy and have kids at some point. The best gift you ever made and Received? I made this song for a girl I was crazy about. She actually sings in it. https://soundcloud.com/veloursmusic. My mum gave me a super nintendo when I was 10 and that was sort of the climax.
Your perfect French dinner? Viande d’Aubrac, carottes Vichy, pomme de terres sautées / roasted potatoes. Your favorite French wine ? Bourgogne blanc, Corton Charlemagne. Your favorite meal in France? Soupe à l’oignon / Onion soup. Favorite French desert? Tarte tat in ! Do you have a secret French recipe? No I tend to cook Italian recipes. What is your Madeleine de Proust? Home made compote (apple sauce) of rhubarb reminds me of my grandfather
Last French movie you saw? “Le gout des autres” / “The taste of others” by Agnès Jaoui
Favorite French movie? “La belle et la bête” / “beauty and the beast” by Jean Cocteau. Favorite movie quote? Michel Audiard is the master of French dialogue: “Un pigeon, c’est plus con qu’un dauphin, d’accord mais ça vole” / ” a pigeon, it’s more stupid than a dolphin, okay but it flies”. Which French contemporary artist? Andrey Zouari
Why? His production is very spiritual and moving. He also has a transversal approach to art : performance, paintings, sculptures, music. The French art piece that resonates the most with you? “Impression soleil Levant” by claude Monet
What is your favorite place in France? La SIRA, the former printing factory converted to an artist residency where I live and work http://madagency.fr/spaces/. Best relaxing place in France ? Most Beautiful? Calvi in Corsica for the music festival and the relaxing afterwards (Calvi on the rocks) . Where would you go when you were younger in France? Normandy to my country house (and I still do). Your perfume? Boucheron
If you could only buy one French fashion item? A gold compass. If you could buy an entire outfit? YSL blue suit, white shirt la Chemise française, and White Repetto zizi shoes. What is the quintessential French look to you? Sixties YSL / sixties Chanel. The French book that most moved you? “Hadrien”, Marguerite Yourcenar. The French poem you would want to receive? “L’Albatros” by Charles Baudelaire. One that you still know by heart?
“Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché,
Tenait en son bec un fromage.
Maître Renard, par l’odeur alléché,
Lui tint à peu près ce langage …”
Le corbeau et le renard by Jean de La Fontaine
Your favorite French word? Why? “Pareidolie” is one of my new favorite. The meaning is very poetic : it describes the illusion of seeing faces in the clouds. Your favorite French musician? Presently alive : La Femme
One of The Parisian Flair’s favorite movie is “Les enfants du Paradis” Children of Paradise, which tells the story of beautiful Garance, and the four men who love her in their own ways. How can you not love Garance Staehli? At a the age of 7, she finds her passion: DANCING!
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