Label: Dance Pool - DAN 471976 4 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Electronic • Style: Tribal, Ambient
Their sound has been described as an "ethno-introspective ambient world music". Their albums have sold over 10 million Long Ago - Mariah Carey - Daydream. Sanchez started his own career as a singer onwhile Mouquet continued working under the band's original name.
Michel Sanchez came up with the idea of mixing the native Baka pygmy spoken word with modern music after hearing on-site recordings of these tribes Deep Forest - Deep Forest - Deep Forest. Along with Eric Mouquet they created the project Deep Forest. Their first self-titled album nominated for a Grammy was released inwith "Sweet Lullaby" being the smash single which would put Deep Forest on the musical map UK Top 10 hit.
The song " Sweet Lullaby " is adapted from a traditional song from the Solomon Islands. A lullaby named "Rorogwela", sung by Afunakwa, a Northern Malaita woman, was used as a vocal sample in the "Sweet Lullaby". It was re-released as a limited edition in under the name World Mix. For their second album BohemeEric and Michel left behind the sounds of the forest and ventured into Eastern Europe bringing tender, lonesome Hungarian and Roma chants with upbeat, yet sad, music.
Due to this shift, Dan Lacksman from Telexproducer and sound-engineer of the first album decided to Deep Forest - Deep Forest - Deep Forest his separate way and continued working on other projects like Pangea. The chants were no longer brief, instead extended phrases had been sampled from Hungarian, and Russian. The duo also performed and produced the remixes for the Youssou N'Dour single "Undecided" inwith guest vocals by Neneh Cherry who featured on n'Dour's break-through single "Seven Seconds".
The follow-up third album, Comparsacontained Spanish chants and sounds. The music is often upbeat and celebratory. The last song from the album, Media Lunawhich was also released as a single, features a duet of Syrian and Spanish singers Abed Azrei and Ana Torroja. The duo collaborated with Joe Zawinul on the song Deep Weather during the recording of the album. Also Jorge Reyes late Mexican musiciancollaborated in this album with percussion, vocals and the flute.
Although all the songs featured in the show are from the previous three albums, they have new often-longer arrangements and all the chants are performed and reinterpreted by live performers. InDeep Forest released their fourth album, Pacifique. This album was composed to support the movie "Le prince du Pacifique" It mixes Pacific and island beats with electronic music.
Music Detected was the title of their fifth much-anticipated official Deep Forest album which saw the duo turn its attention to the Far East and the Orient for inspiration. It also signalled a change Deep Forest - Deep Forest - Deep Forest musical style for Deep Forest, from dance to a more rock-influence. They collaborated with Indonesian pop musician Anggun on the bilingual song Deep Blue Sea which served as the lead single. In Deep Forest released a compilation album Essence of the Forestwith some remastered tracks.
In Deep Forest collaborated with Josh Groban, he composed and produced 2 songs on the album Closer. Deep Forest was hired to provide a full original score for the movie Strange Days  and their credit appears on early advertising for the film. In the end, the score was instead composed by Graeme Revell. One cue from Deep Forest's original Destroy The System - Depakote - Anarchy Not Anarchism remains in the film, titled "Coral Lounge".
Deep Forest also teamed with Peter Gabriel Deep Forest - Deep Forest - Deep Forest write an original song, " While the Earth Sleeps ", for the film's end credits. In addition, two tracks from Deep Forest's album "Boheme" were featured in the film - "Anasthasia" and "Bohemian Ballet. The version of "While the Earth Sleeps" on the album is an edited version.
The album, entitled Pacifiqueis a return to a more ambient and melancholy sound, with Motherlode - King Swamp - One Step Over The Line themes riding above moody synth textures, Pacific Island chants, scratchy synth-leads and electronic drumming. In the duo composed a soundtrack for the Japanese film Kusa No Ran.
Both Sanchez and Mouquet have worked over a variety of side-projects and solo albums. Sanchez has two solo albums out and produced Wes successful debut album; while Mouquet created the group Dao Dezicollaborated with YiLet - Mi Verano de Invierno Lara and arranged Thorgal, he composed and produced songs for Ana Torroja MecanoJean Sebastien Lavoie, and composed and produced songs for Josh Groban.
They continued from there on Thou Shall Not Mustard (Gasmask Mix) - Synthetic Mind Decay - Time Will Be Your Friend But First, It the Deep Forest '96 world tour.
After the completion of Comparsa there was a '98 world tour. Since '98 there have been numerous live performances, including the Image Concerts, which took place in Japan. The concerts were based around the 'Image' album similar to Pure Moods and featured a number of famous Japanese artists, also including Deep Forest.
A percentage of proceeds from Deep Forest's debut album sales went to the Pygmy Fundset up to aid the Democratic Republic of the Congo 's pygmies in the transition from nomadic to agrarian subsistence, and to provide appropriate health care. Mouquet was influenced by his interests in house and techno music.
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