Chilly Gonzales

Jason Charles Beck (born 20 March 1972), professionally known as Chilly Gonzales or just Gonzales, is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer. Currently based in Paris, France, he previously lived for several years in Cologne and Berlin. Gonzales’ career spans numerous genres. He is known for his rap albums, his collaborations with pop musician Feist and rapper Drake, his albums of classical piano compositions (including the Solo Piano trilogy), and for his collaborations with electronic musicians Daft Punk and Boys Noize, the latter of whom he also produces under the moniker Octave Minds. In 2022, he and Plastikman released a piano rework of the latter’s 1998 minimal techno classic album Consumed in collaboration with Canadian musician Tiga, titled “Consumed in Key”.Gonzales broadcasts a web series Pop Music Masterclass on WDR, the documentary Classical Connections on BBC Radio 1, The History of Music on Arte, and Music’s Cool with Chilly Gonzales on Apple Music’s Beats1 radio show. He has written several newspaper and magazine opinion pieces in The Guardian, Vice, Billboard, and others. He is the younger brother of film composer Christophe Beck. Gonzales won a Grammy award for his work on Daft Punk’s 2013 studio album Random Access Memories.

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