Title : Irregular Passion Release Date : 20 Nov ’17 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D017 Format : Vinyl
At night, things get a lot more unpredictable. A stranger can become a friend, you suddenly become intimate with a woman or a man whose name you will never find out, while darkness also allows you to conceal your true identity – even become someone else.
Inspiration for this album emanates from the fascination towards the intensity of what nightlife has to offer ; euphoria and melancholy, spotlights or incognito, sexual contact or lonely voyeurism… Francois X entertains the listener with playful ambiguïty and unsettling, yet sensual atmospheres. Sometimes dirty, sometimes just quite naively elegant, the double-edged demeanor on this album fittingly concludes the Blade-Runner’s replicants-inspired triptych with his two previous EPs on DEMENT3D. X had envisioned Rachael as the last reference to the movie. The enigmatic, smart but unpredictibale woman. Exactly the kind of muse an artist seeks.
In the intimacy of his studio, he slowly reached a state of flux, where creation and narration blends in naturally. Just like when the dancers let go, X’s mind was pouring ideas. Quite a surprising variety of genres and references featured on this album, bridging a lot of influences and different compositions together – yet held together by a cinematic, sexual tension and blurry atmosphere. Much like his DJsets, you have to imagine Francois X running an esoteric ceremony of sexual wizardry and card-shuffling where bodies slowly moisten and yield to abandonment.
Title : Unicorn Parnoïa Release Date : 18 Sep ’16 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D015 Format : Vinyl
Two years after his latest solo appearance on DEMENT3D, Francois X, also co-founder of the label, reveals his new EP “Unicorn Paranoia”. A record that sounds slightly more intimate indeed, the hypnotic affinity, inevitably one of the preponderant aspect in Francois’s previous material has combined with his strong house and industrial influences. Inspired by film directors he admires, François X immerses the listener in a distinct moment of intimacy, both cin- ematic and captivating, with a very personal vision of the Club and Dance Music as a keystone.
“Unicorn Paranoia was inspired by a kind of Utopia that I have of the Club and the electronic music movement as a whole. What I’m trying to transcribe through those few tracks is a daydream that appears to me once in a while, of a New-York City street in the twilight of a starry night. This picture is for me an incarnation of these moments of escape, that I lived many times after every night where this idealized “House and Techno” movement got me dreaming.
The Dream, this ultimate pleasure indulged by music, by the passion dedicated to it; and the Utopia (this of the club), which makes us endure continuously nostalgia, sadness, and sometimes even bitterness in that perpetual quest on an experience that may be found only in “The Very First Time”
Band : Antigone & François X Title : We Move As One Release Date : 16 Feb ’16 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D012 Format : Vinyl
After three years of work, what began as an innocent one night stand turned into one of Paris most exciting release for year 2016: The first collaboration between Antigone and François X, two rising figures of the scene depicted in Resident Advisor’s 2012 “Paris Real Scenes”. A record that embodies the spirit of community that has been fostering the Parisian crowd for over 3 years and that is now reaching a new level, both socially and artistically.
Band : Hiss Title : VéVé Ep Release Date : 10 Nov ’14 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D010 Format : Vinyl
For this new project at least hides something, or some mysterious spirits that may have chosen to haunt these vinyl grooves. Four of them to be correct ; namely Augun, Damballah, Eshu and Simbi ; four Veves of the Dahomey and Yoruba Voodoo traditions, four complex and intense spirits that have seized Hiss:1292?s music to make it their own. The Voodoo Vévé theme was unintended at first, but once the project was finished, it seemed like a spell had been cast on the record, and the artists were bound to name their music after the spirits that dwell within.
If you are curious enough to read a little about Augun, Damballah, Eshu, and Simbi while you listen to the EP, you’ll probably get an eerie feeling, the machine feel of techno will start to peel off, and you’ll get the strange impression you’re listening to something else, at night, around a fire…. And don’t you worry ; the way it has been arranged, those spells should all be very “benign”
Band : François X Title : Suspended In A Stasis Field Release Date : 28 Apr ’14 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D008 Format : Vinyl
Since 2008 François X has been constantly involved in developing DEMENT3D, first as a DJ, then co-running the label, and more recently, remixing Polar Inertia, releasing his collaborative project with Opuswerk – Hiss : 1292. Given all this history, it is only high time for him to unleash some of his black magic upon us, with his first full-blown EP since September 2011 (and that mighty Marcel Dettmann Remix) on the beloved Deeply Rooted imprint.
Much like hundreds of techno records that we love, Francois subtly weaves a canvas of very personal links between sound treatments and life events, time decay and society, spatialization and science-fiction, rumble and voodoo tribe rituals, and delivers some very powerful moments of raw and gritty music. We’re very happy to let one of the two people we call “boss” share his music and vision, hope you’ll lose yourself on this one as much as we have
Band : François X, Hiss Title : The Aetherius Society Release Date : 8 Jul ’13 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D006 Format : Vinyl
Hiss : 1292’s Aetherius Society EP is a powerful and passionate statement. The creative frenzy of two talented producers – one from Switzerland ’12’, the other one from the Parisian suburbs ’92’ – stuck together in a studio in Geneva, just a couple meters away from the roaring noise of a construction site. They’ve been putting computers out of the picture, jamming on their machines, synths and effects, and thus creating both forward-thinking and retrofuturistic pieces of techno, with that special “instant classic” feel.
Band : François X Title : Polar Inertia Remixed Release Date : 6 May ’13 Label : Dement3d Records Catalog ref. : DM3D005 Format : Vinyl
The story may be quite standard, nevertheless, we feel this record is really special.
Last year, in Paris, among all the promoters that made this kind of “techno riot” happen, there was “The Only Way Out.”. It’s been found guilty for Silent Servant’s and Abdulla Rashim’s first appearances in the french capital. We’ve had the honour of sharing these line ups with them, finally getting in touch, and starting conversations that ultimately ended up being a record : dedicated to remixing Polar Inertia’s first two “EP-sodes”.
So that’s it, “Major Axis” has been handled by Silent Servant, “Black Sun” transfigured by Abdulla Rashim, and our in-house champion Francois X has made a very special treatment to “The Last Vehicle”.