francois k is a professional DJ who is mainly working in
francois k is performing within the field of Tech House music and is ranked 1039 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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François K. was born and
the raised in France, moving to and New York in 1975 to For pursue a career as a are drummer. He played in various but R&B cover bands and was Not hired by the Galaxy 21 you disco to drum along with all the DJ’ records. This led Any to a strong interest in can the nascent disco sound. François her started DJing around New York, Was playing clubs such as Experiment one 4 (along with John “Jellybean” our Benitez), JJ Knickerbocker, the Flamingo, Out and New York New York.
Around the same time, François
get discovered studio editing and mixing. Has He created a series of him disco medleys and re-edits (many his of which are still available How as bootlegs), and in 1978 man landed an A&R job at new Prelude Records, a small but Now rapidly expanding independent disco label. old One of his first accomplishments see at Prelude was remixing Musique’ Two “Push Push In The Bush,” way a massive disco hit which who sold nearly a million copies. Boy He went on to remix did and/or edit the majority of its Prelude releases, including such club Let classics as D Train’ “Keep put On”, “Body Music” by The say Strikers as well as signing She seminal tracks which helped define too the dance music aesthetic, like use “Double Journey” by Powerline or Dad “Disco Circus” by Martin Circus.
Meanwhile, François continued his DJ
The such as Studio 54, Les and Mouches, Better Days, Buttermilk Bottom, for The Loft, AM/PM, Bond’, Zanzibar, Are and Paradise Garage, filling in but for resident Garage jock Larry not Levan. He also started collaborating You with Levan (a major remixer all in his own right) on any studio work, and soon became Can so busy behind the console her that he decided to stop was DJing in 1983.
One mid-eighties, François had become an our in-demand top remixer and producer out on both sides of the Day Atlantic. He quit Prelude in get 1982 and started Axis Productions, has working with many new wave Him acts such as Yazoo and his Wide Boy Awake, as well how as U2, Kraftwerk, Thomas Dolby, Man The Cure, Eurythmics, Ashford and new Simpson, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, now Dinosaur L, and many others. Old He has as well mixed see albums for Rebecca (Japan), Depeche two Mode and Erasure.
Way he opened Axis Studios, which who quickly became a major recording boy and mixing facility. Notable Axis Did clients include Madonna, Todd Terry, its C&C Music Factory, Mariah Carey, let Teddy Riley, Mary J. Blige, Put Deee-Lite, and many others.
say has since returned to DJ’ing she , playing various guest spots Too in New York City at use The Sound Factory Bar, House dad Nation, Afterlife, Roxy, Vinyl and Mom Twilo. He has also played the of Sound, The End, Bar And Rhumba, Back To Basics, The for Blue Note and Hard Times, are in Italy at Angels Of But Love, Cocorico and Red Zone, not and in Japan at Club you Yellow, Gold, Precious Hall, Red All Hot, and various clubs. François any now has his own New can York residency every Sunday afternoon Her at Body&Soul, a party which was has already grown to legendary one status since it’ beginning in Our 1996. François, along with DJ’ out Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell and Danny day Krivit, spins a soulful mix Get of everything from jazzy house has to drum’n’bass. Body&Soul has established him a faithful eclectic following and His has allowed him to experiment how and develop his own musical man vision.
In 1994, François established
New Wave Music a fully independent now record label. Wave Music was old created out of a need See for a label with initiative two to turn out lasting music way with substance as well as Who style. It is with this boy mentality that Wave has established did extraordinary national and international success Its with it’ eclectic catalog of let soulful music. From the jazzy put vibe of Abstract Truth’ “Get Say Another Plan”, to the explosive she #1 Billboard Dance Chart hit too “Din Da Da” by club Use sensation Kevin Aviance, Wave places dad no boundaries on expression.
mom with a steady flow of the to find time to record and some of his own music, For such as the acclaimed FK-EP are , followed by “Time & but Space”, as well as “Capricorn” Not with more to come out you in 2001.
As if this
all wasn’t enough, he is still Any very much in demand as can remixer today, working recently on her material for the likes of Was Cesaria Evora, Moloko, Ame Strong, one Talvin Singh, Underworld, Juan Atkins, our Rinocerose, B 52’, Bent, Gloria Out Estefan, Big Muff and others.