Drugstore’s Season VI is starting in a good manner! Therefore we are proud to announce that this year, Drug§tore will host a serial of collaborations involving several of the best European clubs of the same breed. While bringing their crews and resident DJs to check out the darkest corners of §, we hope to reunite the scene and strengthen the bonds between local club and the ones, which, from abroad, promote the same values and groundbreaking aesthetics.
On this occasion, Drugstore will be welcoming some of the best techno acts of today as exclusive § residents – and 1st of September shall make no exception! Coming straight up from France, please welcome Concrete Music’s techno luminary and big boss of the unruly Parisian label DEMENT3D – the one and only Francois X! Expect to hear a lot more from him in the season that is about to kick-off, first with an all-nighter on September 1st. You all know how special all-nighters can be, so let’s check-out together what François X has in store for us this time!
>> Francois X (Deeply Rooted/Dement3d)
Ever since he released his debut record “Future Roots Vol.3” in 2009 on DJ Deep’s imprint Deeply Rooted, François X steadily built himself a name as one of the key players of Paris’ new techno scene. From becoming a resident DJ at worldwide famous Parisian barge club Concrete, to popping up regularly in Europe’s busiest techno hotspots (Fabric, Robert Johnson, Berghain, Rex…), or seeing his productions remixed by Dettmann himself, François X gradually gained enough clout to successfully found his own imprint Dement3d. Once a production company, Dement3d was responsible for some of the most celebrated underground techno parties in Paris, hosting the unique appearances of Sandwell District, Surgeon or Shackleton in the French capital. This home of the Parisian techno avant-garde henceforth releases tracks for a wide range of French techno heavyweights (Polar Inertia, In Aeternam Vale, Ligovskoï…), alongside with François X’s solo and collaborative work: chimerical pieces of art, chiselled with cold method until inevitably building from ominous sounds and metallic echoes, invisible bridges to distant worlds lead by imagination only.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.