Colours and the Arches present


Jon Mancini

Sat 15 Dec 2012 | 11pm-5am (tickets bought from 4th Dec onwards allow entry from 1am) | £15 + bf

Madeon (on stage 2am)
Jon Mancini

Born in Nantes 18 years ago, Hugo Pierre Leclercq, aka Madeon, was introduced to electronic music aged 10, 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 artist’s offers of remix work.

Instead, he entered an online remix competition for drum’n'bass band Pendulum and won, with his repositioning of The Island as tough, sparkling house, whilst his remixes of Yelle’s Que Veux Tu and Deadmau5′s Raise Your Weapon further raised his profile with support from of Annie Mac, Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Alan Braxe, Chase & Status, Skrillex, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zedd and Martin Solveig.

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 pop samples – from ELO’s Mr Blue Sky and the Gorillaz’ Dare to Britney Spears’s Baby One More Time – into three and half minutes of music that has currently had over 14 million views.

His first official single Icarus, released on his own popcultur label, was taut electro-house, but its follow-up, Finale, also released on popcultur and distributed by Sony Music’s Columbia label, was “a 92 bpm anthem rock track”. “Very important for me,” he notes, “because I wanted to test the water of people’s open mindedness.” Just-released third single The City is, he says, “a conclusion of a type of style I’ve been exploring and one of my favourite tracks.”

Total combined YouTube views for Madeon’s repertoire currently stands at over 54 million.

With Colours and the Arches working together to bring you one of the hottest new names in the electro scene right now, and a special 5am finish to honour the final date of his huge UK tour, this will be one Christmas night out to remember…

Listen to Madeon on Pete Tong’s Young Stars Radio 1 show
Listen to Madeon’s five minute minimix on Soundcloud

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