Tickets are now available for French 79 at The Garage!
With his first two opuses (the debut album Olympic released in 2016, and Joshua in 2019), French 79 has since contributed to remodelling the French Touch genre, making it the envy of the entire world.
In line with pillars of the electronic music scene such as Erik Satie, Jean-Michel Jarre, Air and Daft Punk, the Marseille-based artist is a master of the synth and formidable songwriter. His signature tracks “Between the Buttons”, the certified platinum “Diamond Veins feat. Sarah Rebecca” and “Hometown” helped set the imaginary boundaries of a brand new musical universe.
After an international tour of over 100 dates – some of which were sold-out very quickly -, Simon Henner no longer has to prove the potential of his sensational show on stage. Once back in his native South of France, he locked himself away in his studio in the heart of the Phocean city. This is where everything started a few years ago with his two bands, Nasser and Husbands, and his collaboration with Kid Francescoli whose hit “Moon” which he produced and co-wrote has now gone diamond.
Following his most recent experience – a collaboration on the album of French techno star NTO; a remix of Cliff Martinez’s Drive soundtrack; a reinterpretation of Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne No. 5” for Deutsche Grammophon; the remix of “Diamond Veins” by international star Tiësto… -, French 79 is now getting ready to take things to the next level with his forthcoming album, TEENAGERS.
“If the first two albums were respectively about birth and childhood, this third album will logically be dedicated to adolescence. I wanted to pay tribute to this moment which still defines me today, because I really discovered those repetitive, psychedelic and synthetic sounds at this age. They made it possible for me to escape, to build and find myself. I tried to put myself in the same psychic state I was in when I was a teenager, that precise moment when you feel like you’ve got your whole life ahead of you, or even better, you’ll live forever.”
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