Madeon Live @ EDC NY 2016


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Hugo Pierre Leclercq, known by his stage name Madeon, is an electro house/pop producer from France. He gained popularity by means of his video “Pop Culture,” which was published to YouTube and subsequently received millions of hits in its first few days of broadcast on the Internet. Leclercq started composing music at the age of 11. He has cited The Beatles and Daft Punk as his greatest musical influences. After winning a competition in late 2010 by remixing “The Island” by Pendulum, he went on to remix other electronic artists’ tracks the following year. A clip of him performing his mash-up “Pop Culture,” uploaded to YouTube in July 2011, propelled him to international fame. It featured samples from 39 songs mixed together on-the-fly using a Novation Launchpad. The clip quickly went viral and reached some six million views in just a few days. During live performances, apart from the Launchpads, he also uses Novation’s Zero SL MKII, FL Studio, and Ableton Live. His first live performance was in Paris in April 2011 where he was a support act to Yelle, and his UK debut was at The Nest in Dalston, London where he performed alongside the likes of Jacques Lu Cont. Leclercq has been featured several times on 15 Minutes of Fame, a segment of Pete Tong’s radio show on BBC Radio 1, with both his debut single “Icarus” and his remix for Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon” given their first full play on the show. A debut EP was scheduled to be released at the end of 2011, but then cancelled in favor of multiple singles. The first single, “Icarus,” was released in February 2012 on his independent label popcultur. Three of his songs have been used in media franchises: “Icarus” was featured in the US version of So You Think You Can Dance in May 2012 and in-game soundtrack of Forza Horizon, while “Finale” was featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 13 and the Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale advertisement, in addition to “The City” in the Need For Speed Most Wanted franchise.  [Via Magnatiec Magazine]