Chilly Gonzales, the musical genius has been asked by the radio station WDR 1Live to explain some of today's pop music including Get Lucky (Daft Punk), Hold On (Drake), Entertainment (Phoenix), Fancy (Iggy), No Rest For The Wicked (Lykke Li) and Shake It Off (Taylor Swift).
In this Masterclass, Chilly features Lana del Rey "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood".
Since his first album in 2000, the pianist for Drake, Daft Punk and Feist, best known for his timeless Solo Piano albums, has been repeatedly called “a self-proclaimed musical genius”. Today, he issues an official “correction” in the form of the video for “(NOT A) MUSICAL GENIUS”. This will hopefully prove once and for all that Chilly Gonzales is but a fantasy of sensitive Montrealer Jason Beck.
Chilly Gonzales (born Jason Charles Beck; 20 March 1972) is a Canadian musician who resided in Paris, France for several years, and now lives in Cologne, Germany. Though best known for his first MC and electro albums, he is also a pianist, producer, and songwriter.
He regularly collaborates with the Canadian musicians Peaches, Mocky and Feist (who toured with him through Europe and Australia for the album Presidential Suite). Additionally, he has collaborated with Jamie Lidell on the albums Multiply and Compass, Buck 65 on the album Secret House Against the World, Daft Punk on the album Random Access Memories and performed with Drake at the 2011 Juno Awards. He is a brother of the prolific film composer Christophe Beck.