French-born DJ and producer François K is the true definition of a legend. The full-fledged New Yorker began his illustrious music career as a drummer and continued to flourish as a DJ, an A&R man, studio owner, producer, remixer and a recording artist in his own right.
He was also responsible for spearheading one of New York’s most legendary parties, Body&SOUL, which still runs today. As part of Body&Soul, François launched Deep Space in the early noughties, which is still a huge highlight in the Big Apple after 15 years. A music visionary by nature, his music career continues to flourish after 40 epic years in the business.
Think you know everything about François K? Our Q&A quickie with the legend might just answer a few decades of burning questions.
The trippiest track in your crate right now: Jimi Hendrix - Gypsy Eyes.
The DJ version of the guitar solo: EQ'ING a track with the 3-band isolator.
Worst advice you ever got: Don't buy Bitcoin.
Longest set you’ve ever DJed: 13 hours.
Dish you’re best at cooking: Filet bearnaise.
Your go-to after party weapon: Earplugs.
Most played track in your sets: Derrick May – Strings of Life.
Favourite pre-gig meal: None. Playing on an empty stomach is better.
The album you listen to when you need to chill out after a big weekend: Brian Eno & Harold Budd’s Plateau of Mirrors.
The song you’d play at the apocalypse: Prince - Purple Rain.
Something you tried once and will never try again: Cocaine...awful.
If you could live in any decade: 2050; going to Mars, sign me up!
Favourite guilty pleasure tune: Donna Summer – Love to Love You Baby.
Favourite Sunday relaxation ritual: Sleeping on the flight back to NYC.
The dance record that started it all for you: Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango.
Best hangover remedy: Don't drink, it works wonders.
Song that makes you cry every time: John Coltrane – Kuku Se Mama.
Favourite childhood artist: Santana.
Alien or Predator: Alien.
The song you love to hate: Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me.
The most WTF thing you’ve ever seen at a club: Actual orgy on the dance floor.
The first record you ever bought with your own money: Jimi Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love.
Trend you wish would make a comeback: Paying attention to things.
Tiesto or David Guetta: Tiësto.
François K will be rocking out at ren Lounge Kuala Lumpur on August 25th. He will be joined by UK talent, Jasper James. Check out the details here.