UNCLØSD Teams Up with Niala’Kil to Deliver Infectious Deep House Groove in “Kick Back” + Interview
Words: Rhys Buckham
April 8, 2024
 DJ and producer Tristan Alary, known by his alias UNCLØSD, drops his latest single “Kick Back,” featuring collaborator Niala’Kil. This deep house track promises to deliver an irresistible fusion of 4/4 beats and grooving basslines that will captivate listeners worldwide. “Kick Back” is the result of a shared passion for house beats and all of its best features. Its inception came about when Alary sent a rough ID to Niala’Kil, who then worked on the arrangement, aiming to infuse it with bounce and energy. Remarkably, the final arrangement was completed within a day, reflecting the seamless collaboration between the two artists. The track seamlessly blends UNCLØSD’s expertise in sound selection and songwriting with Niala’Kil’s mastery of mixing and processing skills.
Hailing from Montpellier, France, UNCLØSD is the brainchild of DJ and producer Tristan Alary. Armed with years of experience in DJing, music production, and a bachelor’s degree in sound design, UNCLØSD’s sonic palette spans from underground Tech House to UK Garage. Describing his sound as “soulful house, old friends & memories,” UNCLØSD draws inspiration from a diverse range of artists, including Dennis Cruz, SOSA UK, Michael Bibi, Loods, and Cloonee. This release is bound to be a summer classic. 



Introduce yourself and your project

Hey people! This is UNCLØSD, DJ & Producer hailing from Bayonne (FR). Raised in the south of France near the Spanish lines. My roots belong to the warmth of the flamenco guitars and the UK house classics I grew up with.

Explain what musical genre fits you best

Tech house / Garage because my soul literally melts when playing it, and I think people feel that too.

Were you connected with music from a young age and did anyone inspire you?

I have been connected to music since my early childhood, my brain was already focused on the rhythm hahah. At 8 y/o I remembered watching music charts clips on TV and instantly fell in love with the DJ world. The fact that an artist could compose & program music on his machines and play it after sounded sensational to me.

What kickstarted your music career?

My friends and sheer willpower. 

Tell us more about your sound and how it’s evolved over time

I can’t accurately describe my sound haha. It’s a blend of House & UKG with latin influences. I think it translates the best when I’m doing gigs. Currently I believe my sound is evolving the way I wanted it to do, even If I produce House, I try to not limit my productions to only one influence.

Any words you want to share to encourage other artists or producers?

Stay true to what made you start and have fun.

How do you nurture your industry relationships?

By using mainly social media. By doing what you love the most, you can go places, the right people will find you.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank that’s been crucial to your journey?

 My family for supporting me through all the ups & downs and beyond.

Name 3 songs you love and what they mean to you + Youtube links

Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Marco Lys remix) : the sweat of a dancefloor classic, loosing yourself in the pumping groove.

Lucas Bahr – Spam : this one is completely fu*ked up hahaha. Pure adrenaline all over the waveform.

Tony Romera – Boiling Room : Absolute weapon of a track. When you play it you can experience true crowd control.


What’s your favourite piece of studio equipment or software?

I never go out without a pair of HD 25. Ableton Live & Serum all the way round.

Name your favourite club or festival and how it makes you feel

My favourite clubbing experience was in Marseille (FR) at Baby Club. Little capacity but enormous vibe.

Speaking about festivals in France, you have plenty of outstanding venues, but Little Festival in Hossegor is my go to. I get bittersweet nostalgia whenever I hear the sound of Woralks or Etienne de Crecy there.

Name an outlandish rider request?

One bottle of Jack Daniel’s with some M&M’s on the side. 

Favourite clubbing memory and who or what did it involve?

Dancing with strangers till I no longer feel my feet at La Rhapsodie in Biarritz (FR).

What famous quote represents you best?

The best way to get it done, is to start somewhere.

If you could play at any venue, where would it be and why?

T7 & La Clairière in Paris (FR) would be a blast. I’ve been there and the sound was on point.

Music is….. (explain more)

Music is my therapy. I was diagnosed with ADHD so making beats and aligning it with a healthy lifestyle clearly helped me to get more confident in my life.

Namedrop your favourite 5 artists or DJs (past or present)

Marshall Jefferson, Sosa (UK), Dennis Cruz, Cloonee, Michael Bibi.

What was your first music memory and how did it fuel your fire?

I was in my dad’s car listening to the Rolling Stones. My head against the window, dreamy. He was taking me to a Bob Dylan concert. When I heard him, I instantly knew what I wanted in my life: the poetry of music.

Tell us more about your plans for the future

Playing more gigs, signing more tracks, and making new connections.

Any worldly advice you’d like to share?

Don’t forget to have fun.


Kick Back Is Out Now

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