As a dj, producer or label manager, françois x excels in crafting a cohesive universe comprised of all his musical influences.

With tastes ranging from house and techno to new wave and more dreamy/hypnotic vibes, it eventually forms a completely unique hybrid sound.

Building up his versatility from being an early passionate of the detroit-chicago-nyc club scenes and a compulsive record digger with a rich and wide musical knowledge, françois x successfully created a synergy between genres that turned him into one of the most respected techno djs – and a concrete resident since 2012 – and led him to become a talented and open-minded producer.

His recording ethos and skills quickly convinced infamous french pioneer dj deep to release his first records on his label deeply rooted starting with ‘future roots vol3’ in 2009. It also gave him the opportunity to work with marcel dettmann for the first time (the latter remixed ‘code red’ in 2011) and develop a strong relationship with him (which will later lead him to release ‘rising’ on dettmann’s mdr).

After 2 other eps on the paris-based label, françois x decided to make a move and launched with longtime friend heartbeat what would become the dement3d imprint;

a vivid record label providing avant-garde techno music to the masses and promoting established artists (such as polar inertia and in aeternam vale) and new budding talents (like dscrd). It was also the perfect way for him to create and enhance a platform on which he could release his own solo (‘suspended in a stasis field’ in 2014) and dual works (with opuswerk as hiss:1292 and with antigone on the stellar ‘we move as one’ ep in 2016).

In october 2016, the french producer released the striking ‘unicorn paranoïa’ ep reaching a perfect balance between legacy and modernity. He returns in 2017 with ‘iirregular ¨passion’, his very first full-length effort due in september on dement3d.


  • NameFrancois X
  • LabelsSoma
  • StyleTechno
  • RESIDENTConcrete
  • HEX GUEST27/07/2017