François X

Intercell.068 - François X

For this 68th instalment of the podcast series we welcome François X.

François X, a celebrated French techno icon, is known for his enthralling and unpredictable sets that blend fast-paced techno, elements of trance and ghetto tech with an unmistakable touch of elegance. His music exudes a palpable sense of physicality and sensuality, leaving a lasting impression on his audience. This set was recorded live from an unknown location in late 2023.

Get a glimpse of what François X will bring to the Friday of Intercell Indoor, where he will team up with Daria Kolosova for a premiere b2b set.

François X

François X stands as a luminary in the realm of electronic music, a French techno maestro whose influence extends far beyond the turntables. Known for his exhilarating and unpredictable performances, François blends high-velocity techno with all while weaving in an undeniable elegance. His sets are more than just musical experiences; they are visceral journeys that captivate the senses, marked by a physicality and sensuality that leave audiences spellbound. His journey into the techno world began in the underground clubsof Paris, but it was his residency at the legendary Concrete venue that truly marked François X as a force majeure. There, he honed his craft, becoming synonymous with a sound that is both innovative and timeless, and earning him a spot among the most exhilarating DJs of his generation. François X's talent and unique sound quickly propelled him onto the global stage, with performances at iconic clubs and festivals worldwide, including Berghain in Berlin and festivals such as Exit, Melt, Audioriver, and Nuits Sonores. Each set is a testament to his prowess as a DJ, reaffirming his position at the forefront of the techno scene.

In 2011, François X took his passion for music a step further by founding DEMENT3D, a label that has become a beacon in the French music renaissance praised for its avant-garde electronic music aesthetics and its unwavering support for artists with a unique vision, mirroring François's dedication to merging sensual textures with dark, compelling rhythms. His debut album, 'Irregular Passion,' released on DEMENT3D in 2018, received critical acclaim, solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer with a distinct sound and artistic depth. Continually seeking to push the boundaries of music, François has collaborated with esteemed labels like MDR, Exhale, Fabric, and BPitch Control, showcasing his versatility and dedication to exploring new sonic landscapes.The launch of his own label, XXLAB, in late 2021 marked a new chapter in François X's illustrious career. XXLAB is not merely a label but a creative platform that serves as a conduit for François's exploration of new territories in sound, nurturing independent-minded artists along the way. The release of "Digital Fever" under XXLAB pushed the limits of genre, blending dark industrial tones with playful melodies and groovy rhythms, heralding a new era of techno. With the 2023 release of "CEO" (Cowboy Executive Officer), François X continues to redefine techno, seamlessly incorporating edgy techno rhythms with the raw energy of modern dance and pop music.

François X is not just an artist; he is an inspiration, a visionary who constantly reimagines the possibilities of electronic music. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring a new generation of artists and fans alike. As he continues to explore, create, and innovate, François X remains at the vanguard of the global music scene, a beacon of change and a symbol of artistic freedom.