Demon (musician)

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Demon
Birth nameJérémie Mondon
Also known asDemon
Born1977
Paris, France
GenresFrench house, House
Occupation(s)Musician, artist, music producer
Years active1997–present
Labels20000ST
Websitehelpyourself.fr/artists/demon

Jeremie Mondon, known by his stage name Demon, is a French artist and producer of electronic music born in 1977 in Paris. His music comes under the genre known as French touch.

Music career[edit]

The start of Demon's career was particularly influenced by the hip hop movement and artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mobb Deep and A Tribe Called Quest.[1] These artists heavily influenced his first recordings and he still has close ties to rap music, as he produces music for French rappers.[2] Soon after his spell with hip-hop he joined the French electronic scene.

In 1997 he created the label 20000ST, in order to produce his first EP, A-Typique. At 22, he signed for Sony record label and recorded his first studio album, Midnight Funk, considered by critics as one of the classic albums of French touch.[3] Several thousand copies of his single, You Are My High, have been sold and the song is being played in clubs worldwide.[4] Major artists within French touch such as Daft Punk, Mr. Oizo, Etienne de Crécy and Matthew Herbert, have asked him to remix their work.[5]

He then decided to explore other avenues in music, and brought out his album, Music That You Wanna Hear, which mixes electronic music and R&B. The album was recognised by critics,[6] and it even fought against the declining CD industry. Demon later explained in an interview that this experience shaped his understanding of music production and the music industry in general.[7]

Audiovisual components[edit]

Through drawing upon the diverse musical genres that he had explored, Demon has developed his audio-visual personality ; in particular through his work with the French graphics studio H5. You will often see clients in many of his videos. His well-known videos include:

Productions[edit]

He wrote and produced in 2010 the soundtrack for the video, De l'encre, directed by the artists in the group La Rumeur.

He directed the tracks for a number of rappers such as Booba, La Rumeur, 113, etc.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2000 : Midnight Funk (20000st Records)
  • 2001 : Branding (remix compilation) (20000st Records)
  • 2002 : Wuz (with Alex Gopher) (Everlasting Records)
  • 2004 : Music That You Wanna Hear (Small, 20000st Records)

EPs[edit]

  • 1997 : A-Typique (20000st Records)
  • 1998 : Electronic Boogie (20000st Records)
  • 1998 : Regulate (20000st Records)
  • 1998 : Elektra (20000st Records)
  • 1999 : Lil'Fuck (Remix 1) (20000st Records)
  • 1999 : Lil'Fuck (Remix 2)(20000st Records)
  • 1999 : Midnight Funk (20000st Records)
  • 2000 : Regulate (20000st Records)
  • 2000 : You Are My High (feat. Heartbreaker) (20000st Records)
  • 2001 : You Are My High (feat. Heartbreaker) (20000st Records)
  • 2002 : Don't Make Me Cry (20000st Records)
  • 2003 : In The Park (20000st Records)
  • 2007 : Smiley® – Happy Therapy (Help Yourself)
  • 2010 : I Think (Help Yourself)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demon's interview on the website WSound (link).
  2. ^ Demon's Discogs discography (link).
  3. ^ Jean-Noël Dastugue's critic on the website MagicRPM (link).
  4. ^ Article on the website Radio FG (link).
  5. ^ Demon's official website discography (link).
  6. ^ Article of the album Music That You Wanna Hear on The Inrocks website (link).
  7. ^ Demon's interview by Radio FG ([1]).
  8. ^ Arno Bani's website (link).
  9. ^ Article on the website Radio FG (link).