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Maxime Zarcone is a DJ, producer, A&R and the owner of a finely honed aural talent. Hailing from France, since 2009 he has called London his home. Home, that is, when he’s not travelling the world, creating the soundtrack for discerning crowds of international partygoers.
He had an auspicious start to his music career, selected for a residency at famed St. Tropez hotspot Nikki Beach. The youngest DJ ever to take the spot, he used the opportunity to make a name for himself amongst the region’s affluent tastemakers. Bookings for A-list celebrity parties in Europe, North America and the Middle East were not far behind.
Maxime Zarcone released his first record in 2011, a track called “On The Rise” featuring American singer-songwriter Keith Thompson and released on Work Machine Records (Sebastien Drums's label). The track was well received by radio stations internationally. He followed up later that year with a remix of Darwin & Backwall: “Ask For More” (Work Machine), a tune that was licensed to appear on several of the year’s top dance compilations.
2012 opener “Hurricane” was selected up by EDX for his S2 Records imprint. The track wowed with its “bright, progressive piano lead atop pounding kickdrums...with a gritty foreboding synth that left us wishing for more.” (Dancing Astronaut).
Another original track, “Set Me Free” featuring vocalist Yasmeen and released on Dice Records was highlighted by EDM blog Upcoming Soon for its, “great melody and really nice vocal.”
Remixes for Franz Novotny (Vicious Recordings) and Ron Carroll (EDP) kept the story pushing forward.
Maxime Zarcone’s tracks and remixes are regularly supported by the likes of EDX, Sebastien Drums, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Matisse & Sadko, Wayne & Woods, Qulinez, Denis The Menace, Joachim Garraud, Paul Oakenfold, and Antoine Clamaran, to name but a few.
The year was rounded out nicely when, in an interview with DMC World Magazine, Denis The Menace highlighted Maxime Zarcone as a new up-and-coming producer to watch out for in 2013.
“We expect some big things from the Frenchman this year.” NightTunes.org
So long as the world doesn’t end, this year will be a critical one for this 24-year-old hotshot. The company he keeps behind the decks is already impeccable, having played alongside Erick Morillo, to whom he is favourably compared, and Swedish House Mafia. He has also appeared at the Miami Winter Music Conference and at Cannes Film Festival, monster bookings that will stand him in good stead in the coming months.