THE TAKE 5 SERIES
Anthony Favier, better known as NTO, has been and continues to be one of the world’s most intriguing melodic techno producers. His debut album, ‘Apnea,’ blew us away and continues to do so with new remixes by Innellea, Sainte Vie, and Rodriguez Jr. That, of course, is in addition to the interpretations of Paul Kalkbrenner and pianist Sofiane Pamart. But we couldn’t get enough of his story, so we interviewed him about recent projects and more!
NTO’s tale began with a perfect combination: a boy from the South of France who was constantly hooked on his guitar and electronic and dance music. NTO started frequenting La Villa Rouge and Bar Live, two iconic clubs in the south of France, after attending the Sziget Festival when he was 18. At the time, German minimal techno music was thriving, and Anthony Favier would spend his nights listening to Stephan Bodzin, James Holden, or the early works of Paul Kalkbrenner, whom he described as “my biggest music crush of all time.”
The origins of NTO may also be traced back to his association with Worakls and Joachim Pastor, with whom he co-founded Hungry Music in 2013. They learned to dominate the stage when performing on Olympia’s stage for the Vieilles Charrues Festival, seducing a new generation that would follow them faithfully from that point forward. NTO’s career took off internationally, thanks to his songs “Trauma” and “La clé des champs,” which accounted for several million streams on DSPs from the Netherlands to Germany, Eastern Europe, and Canada.
NTO is set to embark on a new chapter in his career. He filters multiple levels of his melodies with deep basses and lysergic harmonies to make them shine even more, as if they arose from the waves after hitting rock bottom. The year 2022 will finally provide the opportunity to hear his music onstage.