Theme Song of the Month: June 2012

Upon discovering Madeon (real name: Hugo Pierre Leclerecq) over the Memorial Day weekend, I found myself blaring "Icarus" in the car with the windows rolled down (the Radio Edit, that is). It is just one of the many jams I'm sure I'll associate with barbecues, poolside cocktails, and sunscreen.

If this is the first time you're hearing about this French electronica artist-DJ, then by all means, check out the below teaser. And then proceed to his YouTube page to experience the kickass remixes he's done for bands like Alphabeat and Pendulum. And did I mention the dude just turned 18?

Clearly under the influence of greats like Daft Punk and Justice, Madeon is quickly carving out a place for himself in the dance world. As a matter of fact, a music video director friend of mine, Justin Purser (check out his work with Eva Simons here), recently reported to me that the electronic wunderkind spun in Vegas over the holiday weekend (when he was still considered underage).

Can't imagine where he'll be when he turns 21...


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