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François Xavier-Zoumenou, aka François X, is a DJ and musician from Paris who has forged his position as an artist of note in the world of electronic music, characterized by his love for warm, earthy and swinging compositions.
François’ own label DEMENT3D (noted by Resident Advisor as a key cog in the French music renaissance) established in 2011, has been the home of his last five releases and helped developing artists such as Polar Inertia, Valentino Mora, In Aeternam Vale and Voiski.
His debut album ‘Irregular Passion’, hailed by Groove Magazine in their top debut LP’s of 2017, provides a perfect example of Zoumenou’s ability to merge sensual and rich textures amongst darker elements through electronica off-kilter house and techno adventures. François has also appeared on a number of acclaimed imprints including Deeply Rooted (remixed by Marcel Dettmann), Fabric and MDR.
His love for the club has brought with it a reputation as a devoted DJ, with regular sets at notable institutions, from major festivals (Melt Festival, Audioriver, Nuits Sonores) to idencies at Concrete and Drugstore, not to mention being one of the few to play closing sets at both Berghain and Panorama Bar. Travelling through obscure, classic and forgotten gems, you can hear music from the early 90’s Nu Groove era or Chicago raw acid techno to futuristic idm sonically adventurous stories.
One can capture a common theme of sensuality love and passion through his dj set, driving the crowd into a state of freedom, trance and ecstasy.
2019 will see the launch of a new label ‘DEMENT3D XXX’, serving as a cultural platform for artists to explore genres across the electronic sphere - with the first EP coming from himself, «Murky Dreams».