François X

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Biography

  • Hailing from Paris, François X, has forged his position as a fierced DJ and producer in the world of electronic music. His love for the club has brought with it a reputation as a vibrant artist behind the turntables.
    Hailing from Paris, François X, has forged his position as fierce DJ and producer, as one of France’s finest exports in the world of techno.  Gaining attention in mid 2000’s as a frenetic techno kid with debut releases on Dj Deep imprint deeply rooted and numerous appearances at local clubs, his career really “kickstarted” in 2012 with his Concrete residency where he shaped many sonically adventurous stories and led him to be a regular at notable institutions from major festivals ( Exit Festival, Melt Festival, Audioriver, Nuits Sonores) to play closing sets at Berghain. François’ love for the club has brought with it a reputation as a vibrant artist behind the turntables. Channeling obscure, forgotten and timeless techno gems, his fantasied sets capture themes of passion and utopia through a myriad of frenzied sounds from the 90’s acid to forward thinking techno.  It was in the record stores that he met French electronic music pioneer and close friend Dj Deep and quickly convinced him to release a total of three releases for the seminal Parisian imprint. The final EP featured a remix by Marcel Dettmann, who would later invite François to appear on his own label Marcel Dettmann Records. Before long, François launched his own imprint DEMENT3D in 2011, a vivid record label noted by Resident Advisor as a key cog in the French music renaissance. It has been the home of his last five releases and his debut album ‘Irregular Passion’, hailed by Groove Magazine in their top debut LPs of 2018, Providing the perfect example of François X’s ability to merge sensual and rich textures amongst darker elements through electronica off-kilter techno adventures. Since may 2019 François X has welcomed the birth of ‘XX LAB’, a new multicultural platform which explores genres across the electronic sphere and has released to critical acclaim his latest projects Murky dreams and Irregular Passion to launch the venture.
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    Selected discography

    2020 François X - Irregular Passion Reshaped 2019 François X - Murky Dreams - DEMENT3D XXX 2018 François X - Irregular Passion Album - Dement3d 2017 François X - Rigid Monitor - Obscura 2016 François X & Antigone - We Move As One - Dement3d François X - 75000 - Reclaim Your City François X - Unicorn Paranoïa - Dement3d 2015 Sinfol - Unstable (François X Rmx) - Anagram P.E.A.R.L. - Desolation Rmxed Weekend Circuit 2014 Hiss:1292 - Vévé Ep - Dement3d Francois X - Rising - MDR 2013 Hiss:1292 - Aetherius Society Ep - Dement3d Francois X - Suspended In A Stasis Field - Dement3d Polar Inertia - The Last Vehicle (François X Rmx) Dement3d 2011 The Countdown Ep (Marcel Dettmann Rmx) - Deeply Rooted