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Danger (musician)

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Danger performing in Vancouver, Canada in June 2012
Background information
Birth nameFranck Rivoire
Also known asDanger
Born21 March 1984 (1984-03-21) (age 40)[citation needed]
OriginLyon, France
GenresElectronic, trip hop, electro house, witch house, French house, synthwave[1]
Instrument(s)Computer, synthesizer
Years active2007–present

Franck Rivoire (born 21 March 1984), better known by his stage name Danger, is a French electronic musician.



Rivoire's musical history started at an early age, when his parents introduced him to the piano and saxophone.[2] Growing up, he played in both jazz and punk bands,[2] and other interests included skateboarding and metal music.[3] Rivoire got his first synthesizer after seeing a friend use one[3] and convincing his parents to buy one for him, too.[2] His interest in electronic music was pursued further when he began using Amiga and Atari computers to make chiptunes, a hobby that he still practices.[2]

Before he started using the name "Danger", Rivoire trained to be a graphic designer[3] and worked as one professionally.[4] When not working, he practiced digital music production.[3] His track "11h30" was created during this time and contains his own vocals, but no lyrics;[3] the vocals instead consist of mixed-up syllables.[5]

In an effort to modernize the sound of his music, Rivoire created some new electro-influenced tracks and uploaded them onto MySpace under the name Danger. He chose the moniker because he had previously used it for online chat clients and believed he would get free advertising as "danger" is such a commonly used word.[3] In 2007, he signed to the label Ekler'o'shock because he enjoyed the music of its other artists such as DatA.[5] There have since been four Danger EP's released on Ekler'o'shock as well as a number of remixes released both officially and otherwise.

In 2013, the French music blog Stop the Noise published 70+ leaked demos ranging from 2005–2007 in an article titled in French: "LEVEL0: Discover the Danger demos from 2005 to 2007." Some of the tracks included the original version of 1:30 titled 15:59 as well as 13:40, an unreleased remix of the Masterboy song Feel the Heat of the Night. The blog immediately took the article down out of respect for Danger and the label Ekler'o'shock.[6]

In June 2014, Danger unveiled a new side project, Sunset, playing live at Parisian nightclub, Nouveau Casino.

On 3 June 2016 Danger posted a link via Facebook to a Bandcamp page titled "6:24". The song was used for the video game Furi in which Danger contributed a total of five songs. The full OST was released on 5 July 2016. [citation needed]

On 7 November 2016 Danger announced his new album 太鼓 (taiko) for his 10-year anniversary. In an interview with Nest HQ,[7] Danger mentions that "太鼓 is loaded with childhood feelings and many emotions that were almost absent from my past releases." The album is a hybrid of eastern and western music between 80's retro and more contemporary sounds.

In November 2016, Danger was featured as an opening act for Porter Robinson and Madeon's Shelter Live Tour.

On 9 May 2017, Danger announced that his album 太鼓 (taiko) would be released on 2 June 2017.

On 22 December 2018, Danger announced that his second album, Origins, would be released on 18 January 2019.

In 2020, Danger created the original score for "Haven," a role-playing video game developed by The Game Bakers. The soundtrack was released on 3 December 2020 as "Haven (Original Soundtrack)."


Each Danger EP is named after a specific date in time, beginning with 09/14 2007 (14 September 2007), named after the day he finished the EP.[3] These EPs have not been released in chronological order; in fact, "EPII" was at one point teased on his MySpace page despite the release of his second and third EPs, 09/16 2007 and 09/17 2007 which he refers to as EPIII and EPIV, respectively. This strange chronology is a reference to that of the Star Wars film series.[3]

Danger's tracks are often named after times of day — "11h30" being the French representation for 11:30, was named after the time of day it was completed. The title of the track "88:88" is a reference to an LCD clock which is not plugged in.[3]

Another unique characteristic to Danger's persona is the black mask which he wears during nearly all of his public appearances. It is inspired by both the band Daft Punk and the Black Mage character from the video game series Final Fantasy.[3] He claims to wear the mask in order to differentiate between his shy "geeky" self and the persona he takes on-stage while performing.

Rivoire has also mentioned that the background of his MySpace page included an intense strobe effect as a reference to the Pokémon episode Electric Soldier Porygon, and joked that he thought it would be funny if someone got an epileptic attack from it, saying, "especially if they have a fast PC it adds a bit of insult to the injury."[3] The background ceased to strobe in 2013 after Myspace redesigned their platform.



Year Title Tracks
2017 太鼓 (Taiko) "1789 Records"
"19:00 feat. Tasha The Amazon"
"11:50 feat. Lil Brain"
2019 Origins "9:20 Intro"
"88:88 Intro"
"88:88 Stage 3 the Club"
"22:39 Intro"
2020 Haven Original Soundtrack "04:42 Still Free"
"07:41 The Beginning of Something"
"08:16 Home"
"10:27 Appledew Stew"
"11:18 Move It Muffin!"
"13:39 Source"
"14:52 Ready When You Are!"
"15:23 We Can Always Pretend"
"16:43 Blooting Hornets"
"17:09 I Can't Stay Mad at You"
"19:02 Kusa Makura"
"20:06 Millions of Lumsecs Away"
"21:01 Sweet Insomnia"
"22:12 Until the End of Time"
"23:49 Do We Glow Too?"
"00:21 Nothing but Rust"
"01:53 Now or Never"
"03:20 Free Fall"
"05:12 Space Caress"


Year Title Tracks
2007 09/14 2007 "11h30"
"11h30 (DatA Remix)"
2009 09/16 2007 "88:88"
"00:01 feat. Vyle"
"88:88 (EAT Remix)"
"88:88 (80kidz Remix)"
2010 09/17 2007 "4h30"
"4h30 (Riot Kid Remix)"
"4h30 (Oliver $ Remix)"
2014 July 2013[8] "1:09"


Year Track Artist
2007 "Revolte at 22h10"
(Credited as an original Danger track; a remix of "Weak Generation")
2008 "American Boy (Danger Remix)"
(An instrumental version called "Armageddon Boy" can also be found)
Estelle feat. Kanye West
"Chick Lit (Danger TV Remix)" We Are Scientists
"Into the Galaxy (Danger Remix)" Midnight Juggernauts
"My Way (Danger Remix)" Starskee
"Divine (Danger Remix)" Sebastien Tellier
"Love Juice (Danger TV Remix)" SymbolOne
"Give It All You Got (Danger Beach Remix)" Lil Jon ft. Kee
"Ne.Oh!.Pen (Danger Remix)"
(Remix of "Oh!")
Boys Noize
2009 "Walking On A Dream (Danger Racing Remix)" Empire Of The Sun
"Drown In The Now feat. Matisyahu (Danger Spy Remix)" The Crystal Method
"All The Right Moves (Danger Remix)" OneRepublic
2010 "Imma Be (Danger Olympic Remix)" The Black Eyed Peas
"Acid Washed (Danger Remix)" Acid Washed
"In For The Kill (Danger Ocean Remix)" La Roux
"Me & You (Danger Remix)" Nero
2011 "In Doubt feat. CocknBullKid (Danger Remix)" Black Devil Disco Club
2012 "Douce Nuit (Danger Remix)" Alexandre Chatelard
2020 "Become One (Danger Rework)" Lil Brain

Other Tracks[edit]

  • "9:19", released on Ekler'o'shock's EOS MMX - The Summer Solstice Edition One and later on Origins
  • "9h20", made in 2007 and available online and later on Origins
  • "12h38", a track used in "The Big Purple Van Club" video performance by Danger in 2008[9]
  • "13h12 (Live Edit)", a track that has been ripped twice from Danger's live sets: once without the full intro and once without the full ending
  • "13h40", said to be made in 2007 or 2008 but never officially released[10] and containing a sample of Masterboy's "Feel the Heat of the Night"
  • "22h39", released on Ekler'o'shock's EOS MMX - The Summer Solstice Edition Two
  • Attraction soundtrack, music for a lengthy Japanese/French interactive anti-smoking ad/animation directed by Koji Morimoto
  • "6:24", "7:53", "8:02", "19:06", and "19:07" make up part of the soundtrack for the video game Furi.
  • 2018 Mid-Season Invitational Theme for the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational


  1. ^ Lindberg, Cailey (1 May 2014). "Danger takes us on a dark heroic quest with new underworldly EP 'July 2013'". Earmilk. Retrieved 25 May 2015. Perhaps this latest EP is his way of paying homage to the animated heroes, villains and futuristic landscapes that he so loved growing up, which have more recently been surpassed by mid-2000s blockbusters with fantastic graphics but much less of a storyline. Already #6 on the iTunes electro charts in just two days, the EP has clearly struck a synth chord with children of the 90's and animated fiction fans alike. July 2013 is now available for download on iTunes.
  2. ^ a b c d "Art of Noize // Danger Interview // 2011". YouTube. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Stop The Noise Interview" (in French). Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Trash Warning: Danger" (in Slovenian). Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Interview with Danger". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Communiqué : LEVEL0 – Danger". Stop the Noise. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "July 2013 - Danger | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Dailymotion video". 5 February 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Stop The Noise Blog Post" (in French). Retrieved 8 December 2011.

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