Lecture: Francois K (New York, 2013)
The legendary DJ/producer/engineer on the couch at the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy.
After moving to New York in 1975, Francois K’s influential disco edits and medleys helped land him an A&R job at Prelude where he helped define the dance-music zeitgeist. As a DJ he continued to work at seminal clubs like Studio 54, the Loft, and the Paradise Garage. By the mid-’80s, François K had become an in-demand studio hand. (Just ask Yazoo, U2, the Cure, Diana Ross, Kraftwerk, and Depeche Mode.) Fast-forward to 1996 and the legendary Sunday afternoon party Body & Soul in which Kevorkian gathered Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit around him to give their musical visions a home. He’s followed that up with his current NYC weekly club residency Deep Space, where every Monday night he focuses on dub music in its various forms. Passions never grow old.
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