Ping Pong has grown substantially since in its inception in 1998 and after ten years decided to celebrate its commitment in the music industry.
A brief history. Starting with press relations with every media outlet and music genre particularly for Ninja Tune in France, Ping Pong’s activities have widened to become a cultural marketing agency combining music supervision, sponsorship, web and radio content, Premium CDs, strategic consulting for new trends, counter-culture ‘total-art events’, festivals, club nights, film and music publishing and production. It boasts a strong online presence through social networks and newsletters.
Furthermore, Ping Pong represents a psychedelic art collection and a roster of illustrators, painters, graphic designers, as well as art installations, with whom many exhibitions has been curated.
Ping Pong has helped many artists to be successful such as: Gotan Project, Birdy Nam Nam, TTC, Gonzales, Gilles Peterson, Amon Tobin, Santigold.
Throughout its history, the association has also worked with many well-established companies and organisations including: Kenzo, Nissan, Citroën, Victorinox, Costes, Red Bull Music Academy, La Poste, New Balance, Universal, Warner, EMI, BMG, Sony, Kompakt, B-pitch control, Edbanger, Cannes Film Festival, Burning Man, 104, Centre Pompidou, and Palais de Tokyo.
The association has tried to strike the right balance between being successful and being independant with its desire for quality fueling the expansion of services. And after 10 years, Ping Pong & Jais Elalouf have organized a tryptic celebration at The Bataclan – Paris with some well established electronic music composers.
Coldcut AV set- Journeys by VDJ’s Live : Bonobo / Fink / The Heavy DJ set : DJ Vadim / James Mountain MC : Mike Ladd / New flesh
Herbaliser DJ set Wagon Christ aka Luke Vibert , Funki Porcini, Zero dB, Diplo, Roots Manuva & Alafu .
Data, Leonard de Leonard, D*I*R*T*Y Sound System, Sacha Funke, Munk DJ’s ( Gomma), Antipop (Telepop musik), Nôze Puzzle, Sporto Kantes, Kid loco, Swayzak, Santogold, Earl Zinger, Pilooski, Gilb’R, Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project), DJ Oil, Oof, Andy Votel, Belle & Sebastien, Jarvis Cocker.
Two exhibition also took place at the same time.
Ping Pong Art :
– Artcourt gallery (April, 2008) : Two exhibitions hold on the occasion of the 10th birthday of Ping Pong Agency around the theme of “Music and ping pong”. Order of pieces from Street Artists : Space Invaders, M.Chat, André, Ciou, Akroe, Rostarr, F. Nakache, Darco, Eine.
– De Bejarry gallery : (theme : “Draftsmans & musicians”) Kid Acne, Jim Avignon, Joey, Headman, Guillaumit, Part2ism.