DJ Falcon talks about working on Daft Punk's <i>Random Access Memories</i>.
In episode 7 we speak with DJ Falcon (aka Stéphane Quême or "Bob" as he's known to Daft Punk), an old friend of the duo who once formed a band with Thomas Bangalter, called Together, releasing tracks "So Much Love to Give" and "Together". As well as these hands-in-the-air club anthems, he also created an insane remix of the Cassius track "La Mouche" and released an EP, a mini-masterpiece of French house Hello My Name Is DJ Falcon on Bangalter's label Roulé.
He was part of the 90s French electro/house scene from which Daft Punk emerged, along with pioneering musicians like Alan Braxe (aka Alain Quême and Falcon's cousin)—known as the "French touch" generation they created classic tracks like Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You" and Bangalter and Falcon's "Call On Me". Falcon's own remix of Braxe's "Time Machine [With The Spimes]" is featured in this episode.
After helping to create and define this influential scene that kickstarted France's love affair with electro and defined an era of dance music, Falcon has spent the best part of the last ten years or so touring with bands like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, and Ed Banger—as well as traveling the world as a keen photographer and DJing at some of the most well-known clubs on the planet, from London's Fabric to Pacha in Ibiza.
And now he's back on the production side of music and collaborating on Random Access Memories, so perhaps he'll help define another chapter in dance music's history.
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Photos By DJ Falcon