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Born in Nantes 20 years ago, Hugo Leclercq aka Madeon was introduced to electronic music aged 11, when he came upon a documentary about Daft Punk. A year later, he began learning how to make music. He posted some of his tracks online, but declined label requests to release them and other artistâs offers of remix work.
Instead, he entered an online remix competition for drumânâbass band Pendulum. His repositioning of their âThe Islandâ as tough, sparkling house won whilst his remixes on the Yelle âQue Veux Tuâ and Deadmau5 âRaise Your Weaponâ singles further raised his profile with support from of Annie Mac, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Alan Braxe, Chase & Status, Skrillex, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Diplo, Martin Solveig etc..
As well as these breathtaking remixes there was the excitement caused by his Pop Culture video that he uploaded to YouTube in July 2011, which featured him performing with his Novation Launchpad controller, as he live mixed 39 samples from pop tracks from the likes of ELOâs Mr Blue Sky and the Gorillaz âDareâ to Britney Spearsâs âBaby One More Timeâ â into three and half minutes of music that has currently had nearly 23 million views. His first official single which he released on own popcultur label, Icarus, was taut electro-house, but its follow-up, Finale also released on popcultur/Columbia Records was âa 92 bpm anthem rock trackâ. âThis was very important for me,â he notes, âbecause I wanted to test the water of peopleâs open mindedness.â Madeonâs third single âThe Cityâ, was he says âa conclusion of a type of style Iâve been exploring and is one of my favourite tracks.â
Madeon has collaborated with Ellie Goulding on âStay Awakeâ, a pop/rock track with a drum & bass spin which was an exclusive to Beatport but has now been added to to the forthcoming repackaged re-release of Ellieâs current Halcyon album. He also produced an alternative radio mix for Museâs âPanic Stationâ single release which Zane Lowe chose as his hottest record in the World on his Radio 1 show. More recently, he produced Two Door Cinema Clubâs single âChanging of the Seasonsâ which Zane also chose at his Hottest record in the World, as well as writing and producing three tracks on Lady Gagaâs âArtpopâ album.
Madeon has also been extremely busy touring over the past couple of years performing at festivals such as Coachella (US), Lollapalooza (US), Transmusicale (France), Sonar (Spain), Wireless Festival (UK), Ultra (US), SonicMania (Japan) etc.. He then embarked on his first headline tour around Europe back in December 2012 before heading to the States to join Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball in early 2013, coupled with main stage appearances at a plethora of festivals around the Globe including EDC (US), Global Gathering (UK) Rockness (Scotland), Ultra (US) Electric Forest (US), Creamfields (UK), Benecassim (Spain), Summerburst (Sweden) 7th Sunday Festival, (Holland), Main Stage Festival (France), EDC (UK), Electric Zoo (US) etcâ¦
In 2013 Madeon became the first ever electronic artist/dj in History to perform a show on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
2013 also saw Madeon release the incredibly epic âTechnicolorâ which received over 1 Million views in just over 1 week
Madeon is currently taking some time off to write his album. He recently gave out a track âCut The Kidâ which received over 1 Million plays in just a week.
Total combined YouTube views for Madeonâs music currently stands at over 100 Million.