Backwood music



Gregoire Durand was born in Lausanne city (CH) in 1989. He grew up in Froideville, a small town at the edge of a mystical forest.

He started by playing classical piano when he was 7, proving many times his dexterity during public representations he gave. After 5 years of intensive pratice, he decided to change instrument that fitted him better: The drums! During 2 years, he increased his skills by playing as an autodidact.

In 2010, when he saw Fat Boy Slim playing at Paléo Festival Nyon, he decided to engage himself into electronic music. He bought two turntables and asked his deejay friends to lend him some vinyls. As the drums, he started to mix on his own.

DJ O-Live, a famous Hardcore artist who played at Street Parade and Roggwil, perfected La Brelle’s technics as a real friend.

By playing in bars and illegal forest parties, he etablish residencies at X-room, 43:10 club and La Ruche.

In September 2012, the famous Electrosanne Festival create a Dj contest wich Greg ended up in the second position. A year after, he finished at the third position of the Set Actuel contest organised by Couleur 3 Radio.

After years of hard practice and almost fifty places visited and around 300 gigs throughout Switzerland and Germany, he seduces now the public with his sensual and rhythmic mixes at Electrosanne Festival, Metropole Festival, Kosmonaut (Berlin), Chalet Carlsberg (Verbier), Pully For Noise Festival, Ritterbutke (Berlin), and many more…


Inspired by diverse artists like Tricky, Massive Attack, Trentemøller, Robot Koch and many more, he just wants to grab out the dancing waves of theses tracks to share the love of music with the crowd without any pretentions.

Surrounded by artists such as Volta, Kellerkind, Pascalé Séppé, Greg forges friendships and sharing his passion of mixing, recording and creating his own music with differents plug-ins or syntheziers.

He will go on until he reaches his dream to realease vinyls on high quality labels and playing his own Live Set.


17.12.17 Afterparty, Lokal 7, Bern (CH)

26.08.17 Who’s Greg, Le Bassin Bleu, Neuchatel (CH) with Greg Shepherd

20.05.17 Métissage, Couleur 3 (CH)

28.10.16 Amstel Hostel, Berlin (D)

01.10.16 Alterfrekences, Lyon (F)

14.06.16 Junkel Funkel, Ritterbutzke Berlin (D)

28.11.15 Marmelade Party, Abc (D!), Lausanne (CH)

30.10.15 Staghorn Party, Vidaloca, Sion (CH)

12.05.15 Cave Electro, Genève (CH)

14.07.15 LakeParade on Lovemobile, Genève (CH)

27.12.14 Frequenz, Cargo, Bienne (CH) with Luca Torre

08.11.14 Metropop festival, Les Docks, Lausanne (CH) with Gramatik

09.08.14 Palp Festival, Martigny (CH) with Sachienne

06.03.14 Chalet Carlsberg (alt. 2500m), Verbier (CH)

13.12.13 Spanset Gaffer, La Ruche, Lausanne (CH) with Nils Twachtmann

08.12.13 Couleur 3 FM, Set Actuel Final, Hacienda, Sion (CH)

22.08.13 Pully For Nose Festival, Pully (CH)

16.05.13 Turbo Mongol, La Ruche, Lausanne (CH)

01.06.13 Rendez-vous, Kosmonaut, Berlin (D)

09.09.12 20Minutes DJ Contest, Electrosanne Festival, Lausanne (CH)

Greg La Brelle

Grégoire Durand

+41 79 791 75 03