Yuksek

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Yuksek
Yuksek - Le Moloco - Audincourt - 21 septembre 2012.jpg
Yuksek performing in Audincourt, September 21, 2012
Background information
Birth name Pierre-Alexandre Busson
Born (1977-06-03) June 3, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Reims, France
Genres Electropop, French house, nu-disco
Years active 2002–present
Labels Kitsuné, I'm a Cliché, Rise Recordings, Relish Records, Savoir Faire, Barclay Records, Partyfine
Associated acts The Magician, Brodinski, The Bewitched Hands
Website yuksekmusic.tumblr.com

Pierre-Alexandre Busson better known as Yuksek, is a French electronic music producer, remixer and DJ. Yüksek means "high" in Turkish.

Biography[edit]

Yuksek born in 1977, native of Reims, France. Yuksek played the piano at the Conservatoire of Music until the age of 17 – the time he decided to give up his studies. After playing the piano for ten years at a conservatoire, he took part in several bands such as Klanguage, whose first album was released in 2007.

He created his first tracks as Yuksek in 2002 and then started to perform successfully as a DJ all over the world. At the same time, his first EPs and remixes were released on labels such as Relish, I'm a Cliché, Kitsuné, Exploited and Citizen.

His debut album, Away from the Sea, was released on February 9, 2009. Featuring the singles Tonight and Extraball, this album received a lot of media attention, including an interview on the popular French TV talk show Le Grand Journal on premium pay television channel Canal+. Tonight was also selected as the soundtrack for the show in January 2009. His track Extraball was featured in a commercial for the Airness "Attraction" deodorant, as well as Lacoste Red ! collection in 2009. His track Tonight has also been chosen for the Peugeot commercial "Alchemy", part of a major brand revival, that was broadcast on French TV from January 2010.

Yuksek has also been involved in many other musical projects such as The Krays (with Brodinski) and Peter & The Magician (with Stephen Fasano, ex-Aeroplane).

After touring for 2 years, Yuksek released his second album, Living on the Edge of Time, on June 13, 2011.[1] This album – like the debut single "On a Train" – took a pop direction while retaining Yuksek’s electronic flow.

In December 2011, Yuksek played the renowned New Year Rhythm and Vines festival in Gisborne, New Zealand, then headed to the Field Day music festival in Sydney, Australia on New Years Day 2012.[2]

In April 2013, Yuksek launched his own label, Partyfine.[3] The first EP, EP#1 was released May 13, 2013. It includes featurings with Juveniles and Oh Land. The second one, with Peter & The Magician, was released June 24, 2013 and is titled On My Brain.[4]

Collaborations[edit]

The Krays[edit]

Yuksek is a longtime friend of Brodinski, a French DJ who also comes from Reims.[5] The Krays is the musical collaboration between Yuksek and French producer Brodinski. Their first EP titled We’re Ready When You Are was released on May 17, 2010. (Abracada).

Peter & The Magician[edit]

Since 2011, Yuksek has been collaborating with The Magician (aka Stephane Fassano, former member of Aeroplane) under the stage name Peter & The Magician. Their first song "Twist" has been recorded on a Kitsuné compilation (Kitsuné Maison Compilation 11: "The Indie Dance Issue") released on May 26, 2011.

The 3-track EP also called Twist was released one month later on the Kitsuné label.

The Alexanders[edit]

The Alexanders is a collaboration between Yuksek and English DJ and producer Alex Metric.[6][7] The Alexanders released their debut single "Don't Miss" through Yuksek's label Partyfine on 24 February 2014.[7] The song features vocals from Anna Lunoe.[7] The duo remixed Porter Robinson's "Lionhearted" (featuring Urban Cone), the third single from his debut studio album Worlds. The remix features on the extended play as well as the limited edition album box set.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
FR
[8]
2009 Away from the Sea 58
2011 Living on the Edge of Time
  • Released: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Savoir Faire
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
100

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Release date Label
2002 Friendship Salad Apr 2, 2002 Hypnotic Music
2003 Fool Da Groove Nov 5, 2003 Hypnotic Music
2004 Hello Sukuki Mar, 2004 Hypnotic Music
Everywhere In Town Apr 4, 2004 Copyright Control
2005 Should Be Slave Jan 22, 2005 Hypnotic Music
The Wax May 13, 2005 P A Busson
2006 Sorry / Plastik May, 2006 Relish Records
2007 Composer Feb 16, 2007 Relish Recordings
It Comes Nov 26, 2007 UWE
2008 Tonight Sep 22, 2008 Savoir Faire
2009 Extraball Apr 29, 2009 Savoir Faire
So Far Away from the Sea Jul 13, 2009 Savoir Faire
2011 On a Train Apr 29, 2011 Savoir Faire
Always On the Run Oct 21, 2011 Savoir Faire
2012 Off the Wall Feb 24, 2012 Savoir Faire
Day 1 (Miyavi vs. Yuksek) Jun 22, 2012 EMI Music Japan
The Edge Jul 6, 2012 Savoir Faire
2013 Partyfine EP#1 May 13, 2013 Partyfine

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[8]
2008 "Tonight" 67 Away from the Sea
2011 "Always On the Run" 49 Living on the Edge of Time
2013 "Last of Our Kinds"
(feat. Oh Land)
200 Partyfine EP#1

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artists Title Release date Label
2010 The Krays (Yuksek & Brodinski) (feat. Ebony Bones) We're Ready When You Are May 17, 2010 Abracada Records
2011 Peter & The Magician (Yuksek & The Magician) Twist EP Jun 20, 2011 Kitsuné
2012 Peter & The Magician (Yuksek & The Magician) Memory Jul 9, 2012 Kitsuné
2013 Peter & The Magician (Yuksek & The Magician) On My Brain Jun 24, 2013 Partyfine
2014 The Alexanders (Yuksek & Alex Metric) (feat. Anna Lunoe) Don't Miss Feb 24, 2014 Partyfine

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Track Title
2003 Klanguage "Happy Feet"
2004 The Film "Can You Trust Me?"
Zimpala "Can't Fall Asleep" Yuksek On Plonk Remix
2005 ALB "CV 209"
Amadou & Mariam "La Réalité"
2006 Brice Lee "Spam"
Franz & Shape feat. Dirk Da Davo "Maximum Joy"
Klanguage "All This Time" Yuksek vs. Invaders Remix
2007 Adam Kesher "Feel You In My Arm"
ALB "Daveg"
Birdy Nam Nam "Trans Boulogne Express"
Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya "Fuck Friend" Brodinski & Yuksek Remix
Chromeo "Bonafied Lovin'"
Das Pop "Fool for Love"
Detect "Dance Division"
Klaxons "Atlantis to Interzone" Yuksek & Brodinski Remix
Naast "Mauvais Garçon"
Naive New Beaters "Bang Bang"
Primary 1 "Hold Me Down" Yuksek Remix
Yuksek Dub
Shitdisco "OK"
Siriusmo "Allthegirls"
Teenage Bad Girl "Hands of a Stranger"
The Teenagers "Homecoming" Yuksek & Brodinski Remix
Zombie Nation "Peace & Greed"
2008 Alphabeat "10.000 Nights of Thunder" Brodinski & Yuksek Remix
Ghostface Killah "Charlie Brown"
Kaiser Chiefs "Never Miss a Beat"
M83 "Graveyard Girl"
Mika "Lollipop"
Plugs "That Number"
Siriusmo "Wow"
Tahiti 80 "All Around"
The Shoes "Keep That Control" Yuksek 'Lost Control' Remix
The Subs "Papillon" Yuksek & Brodinski Remix
Tiga & Zyntherius "Sunglasses at Night" Brodinski & Yuksek Remix
Tommy Sparks "I'm a Rope"
Van She "Strangers"
U-God "Dopium"
Yuksek "Tonight" The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)
2009 AAA "Break Your Name"
Amanda Blank "Shame On Me"
AutoKratz "Always More"
Booba "Salade, Tomates, Oignons"
Bot'Ox "Rue de l'Arsenal"
Ebony Bones "The Muzik" The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)
Lady Gaga "Paparazzi"
Moby "Mistake"
Peaches "Lose You" Brodinski & Yuksek Remix
Phoenix "Lisztomania"
Rolf Honey "Blast Up" Yuksek Edit
The Prodigy "Invaders Must Die"
White Lies "Farewell to the Fairground"
2010 Aeroplane "Superstar" The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)
Anything Maria "Cook Him Up"
Athlete "Superhuman Touch"
Fenech-Soler "Demons" Yuksek Vocal Remix
Yuksek Dub
Gorillaz "Stylo"
Gossip "Heavy Cross"
Justice "D.A.N.C.E." Yuksek Edit
Oh Land "Sun of a Gun"
Robyn "Indestructible" The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)
Vandroid "Master and Slave"
2011 Katy Perry "Peacock"
Noah and the Whale "Life is Life"
Yuksek "Always on the Run" Peter & The Magician Remix
2012 First Serve "Must B the Music"
Juveniles "Through the Night"
Stuck In the Sound "Brother"
The Young Professionals "TYP D.I.S.C.O"
2013 Baby & Me "Here Comes the Hotstepper
(Evian Version)"
Yuksek Club Mix
Yuksek Remix
Black Yaya "Paint a Smile On Me" Yuksek Dub Edit
Blur "Girls & Boys" Yuksek 'DJ Friendly' Edit
C2C feat. Gush "Genius"
Chassol "Odissi, Pt. II (Emotif)"
Chateau Marmont "Wind Blows"
Crayon "Give You Up" Yuksek Remix
Yuksek Dub
Dan Croll "Home"
Empire of the Sun "DNA"
Gold Fields "Moves"
Griefjoy "Touch Ground"
Kasper Bjørke
feat. Jacob Bellens
"Sunrise" Yuksek Remix
Yuksek Dub
Kostrok "Right Now"
Lilly Wood and the Prick "Middle of the Night"
Rizzle Kicks "Skip to the Good Bit"
Yuksek "Last of Our Kinds" Yuksek Club Remix
2014 Emmanuelle Seigner "You Think You're a Man"
Montmartre "Inside of Me"
Porter Robinson "Lionhearted" The Alexanders Remix (with Alex Metric)

Music videos[edit]

Video clips have been produced for the following tracks : "Tonight", "Extraball", "On A Train", "Always On The Run" and "Off The Wall".

Production[edit]

He produced “Manual for Successful Rioting” - Birdy Nam Nam’s second album - (except track 11 produced by Justice).

References[edit]