Hailing from Bordeaux, Bertrand Lacombe is Dombrance, a multi-instrumentalist and live electronic act making serious waves in France and across the globe. 

The Gouranga Clan first discovered his music after hearing the track ‘Donna’ – shared by our friend Freudenthal:

After that, we were hooked on this unique style of Electro-Disco and have followed him ever since 🙂

He is a greatly respected DJ and producer who has been releasing selective, highly regarded work for almost 20 years gracing labels like Kitsune, Virgin Records and Yuksek’s Partfine.


In August 2021 we released an EP of Remixes – reimagining his hypnotic track ‘Taubira’

The package opens with the hypnotic, arpeggiated excellence of the original before handing the reins to the assembled remix team. The mixes are bookended by two adaptations from new kid on the block Josh Ludlow who opens things with a powerful club edit with a deep, heady feel and closes out with a pumping 80’s Italo rework. Between these two variations, we have the ‘Clan Disko Dub’ from respected Slovenian producer Ichisan who teams up with the Gouranga Clan to go down a percussive & acidic route. Alongside this, Spain’s James Rod turns in an extended and intense revision that takes things into tripped out, late-night territory.

At the centre of all this is the jewel in an already gleaming crown as Norwegian Cosmic God Prins Thomas takes the track down a psychedelic bass trip – stretched out over a blissful eleven minutes to create something truly timeless.



What was the first record you can remember buying? Or tell us about an important early musical experience.

My first real musical experience was playing the Cello as a kid. The first time I did a piece properly, suddenly I had shivers and understood that music was magic. Since then I’m always looking to get this kind of moments.

If you could have the audio stems to any track what would it be?

I’m lucky to have some of the best multitracks you can find (bohemian and rhapsody, what’s going on Marvin Gaye)

I LOVE that. As a producer and music lover, it’s so enjoying. So I would say « God only Knows » from the Beach Boys.

What was your first musical composition, edit or remix?

I think I’ve start composing when I was about 11 or 12. At the piano. I’ve never been into doing covers. I’ve always try to do my own music. Even if it was bad or sound like the others.

If money and death was not a factor - who would play at your wedding or birthday - both live acts and djs?

Easy. Live acts: Paul McCartney. Dj’s: 2many dj’s, love all things they are doing. With their label, Soulwax etc…

How did you decide that music was your calling? Is it your sole focus?

My obsession with music started as a kid and never stopped. I always believed I had to do something in my life with music. I think sometimes believing in yourself is more important than being talented.

What song do you put on when you wake up or need to get cracking on with the day?

Any songs from Marvin Gaye. Is voice make me feel better. A good start for a day

If you could ask any musician alive or dead one question, what would it be?

I would ask David Bowie to do a song with me.

Do you have an album or DJ set that you listen to repeatedly and would like to share with our clan?

The last album of dope lemon is amazing. On repeat…And my favorite producer/dj at the moment is Damon Jee. Incredible sound and vibe.

Gouranga is a Harre Krishna mantra meaning ‘be happy’ - where are you most at peace?

Everywhere, I’m at peace with myself today.


What do you wish we had more of in the electronic music scene?

More live acts. And I also I think that electronic music should move sometimes from clubs and festivals. We should try to make people dance everywhere we could do.

Which acts are really exciting you at the moment?

A new artist call Franky gogo. It’s gonna be the best French acts really soon.

If you had the Gouranga time travel machine - where in history and the future would you go to?

The end of the 60’s of course. And at the end of the fucking covid…

Which musical acts do you feel have not been dealt their fair hand in the annals of time?

A friend call Sourya. I think is one of the most talented songwriter I met. Wish he was much bigger.

What song do you put on when you want to relax?


Dombrance joined us for our first large-scale immersive event in New York at the iconic Bowery Ballroom in May 2019.

Performing live with a large array of synthesisers – this was his first Live show in New York City!


Since then his Live show has evolved as his discography has grown. His streamed performances from his own home were a huge hit during COVID lockdown. Now restrictions have been somehwat lifted Dombrance is back on teh road dazzling crowds with his energetic perfomances!

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