Florian Picasso

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Florian Picasso
Birth nameFlorian Ruiz-Picasso
Born (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 29)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
OriginCannes, France
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2011–present
Labels
Websitehttp://florianpicasso.com/

Florian Ruiz-Picasso (born 21 February 1990), better known as Florian Picasso, is a Vietnamese-French DJ and record producer based in Cannes.[2] He is a great-grandson of the well-known artist, Pablo Picasso.[3][4][5] He gained recognition for collaborations with Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.[4] In 2016, he was ranked by DJ Mag at 38th on their annual list of Top 100 DJs.[6]

Early life[edit]

Picasso was born in Vietnam[7] and was adopted by Marina Picasso,[8] a granddaughter of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso.[4] He was gladdened when Kanye West named his album, The Life of Pablo after his great-grandfather.[9] He started making music at the age of 13, when he would perform at events in his boarding school.[10][11] He became more serious about his musical career at the age of 19.[10] He currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland.[10]

Career[edit]

Picasso has performed at major music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland.[4] He has been performing in big clubs since he was 16 years old, has opened for acts like Swedish House Mafia and began headlining his own shows.[12] On 27 April 2015, he released "Can't Stop" as a single with fellow producer Tom Tyger via Mixmash Records.[13] On 16 November 2015, Picasso released "Want It Back (Origami)" as a single.[14][15]

On 29 June 2016, he released a single titled "Final Call" through Armada Music under exclusive license from Protocol Recordings, a label run by Nicky Romero.[16] The song peaked on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart at 39.[17] An official music video was published by Protocol Recordings, it was directed by Fauns / Clubbing Vision.[11][18] On 23 November 2016, it was announced that Picasso signed a deal with Spinnin' Records, with whom he released a single titled "Cracked Wall" on 2 December 2016.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Dance/Mix Airplay

[17]

"Final Call" 2016 39 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Released Record Label Additional Information
That Drum 2011 Joia Records
How To Sing Toolroom
Muki Toolroom
Artifact 2013 Cr2 Records Free download
Artemis Ones To Watch Records
Ace Fake Music
Trivia 2014 Cr2 Records
Can Not Stop 2015 Mixmash Records Free download
Keep Your Eyes On Me Scorpio Music
Origami Protocol Recordings
Outline Free download
The Shape (Steve Aoki Edit) Dim Mak
Want It Back (Origami) Protocol Recordings
FRFX Mixmash Records
Saïgon 2016 Free download
Vanguard Dim Mak
Kirigami DOORN Records
Hanoi Free Download
Final Call Protocol Recordings
Danang Free Download
Mamo Protocol Recordings with Tom Tyger
Sheitan Maxximize Records
Make Up Your Mind STMPD RCRDS with Martin Garrix
Cracked Wall Spinnin' Records with Vassy
This Is Our Time 2017 Spinnin' Records
Blast From The Past Musical Freedom
Hanabi Protocol Recordings with Raiden
X (We Don't Want No, Suwave, Vindaloo Bounce, Genesis) Spinnin' Records with Nygma, Loopers, Tom Tyger, Raiden and Blinders
With Me Spinnin' Records with Laidback Luke
Guns Down Spinnin' Records
Only For Your Love Protocol Recordings with Nicky Romero
Obsession Musical Freedom
Hanoi to Paris Free download
Here With You 2018 Dharma Worldwide vs. Yves V
Glitch Protocol Recordings
The Answer[19] Musical Freedom
Midnight Sun[20] 2019 Protocol Recordings with Nicky Romero

Remixes[edit]

2013

  • Tegan & Sara - Closer (Florian Picasso Remix) [Warner]

2014

  • Benny Benassi & Gary Go - Let This Last Forever (Florian Picasso Remix) [Ultra]
  • Christina Perri - Burning Gold (Florian Picasso Remix) [Atlantic Records]
  • Steve Aoki & Flux Pavilion - Get Me Outta Here (Florian Picasso Remix) [Ultra]
  • NERVO & R3hab featuring Ayah Marar - Ready For The Weekend (Florian Picasso Remix) [Spinnin / Free]

2015

2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florian Picasso unleashes bass house monster 'Blast From The Past'". themediananny.nl.
  2. ^ "FLORIAN PICASSO". Official Global DJ Rankings. Archived from the original on April 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Interview : quand Florian Picasso invite Steve Aoki... au musée Picasso" (in French). Direct Matin. September 21, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Achterkleinzoon Picasso tekent platendeal bij Spinnin' Records". telegraaf.nl (in Dutch). 24 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  5. ^ Staff, TMZ (13 February 2016). "Picasso's Grandson -- We Love Kanye ... Thanks for Honoring My Great Granddad!". TMZ. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  6. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 | DJMag.com". djmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  7. ^ vietnamnet.vn. "Famous Dutch DJ to perform at Da Nang festival - News VietNamNet". english.vietnamnet.vn. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  8. ^ "Florian Picasso's Facebook Post". www.facebook.com. February 13, 2016. Retrieved 2019-03-20. I was adopted at three months old from Vietnam (sic) my mother Marina Picasso is the best life brought me so far.
  9. ^ Kusnierek, Timmy (2016-02-19). "DJ & Heir Blesses Kanye's Album On Behalf Of Pablo Picasso". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  10. ^ a b c Prince, Dan (9 July 2013). "Florian Picasso - DMC World Magazine". DMC World Magazine. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  11. ^ a b Lamberski, Jamie (22 June 2016). "Meet the EDM Producer & Great Grandson of the Great Pablo Picasso". EDM.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  12. ^ LaSane, Andrew (21 January 2015). "Pablo Picasso's Great-Grandson Is a Globetrotting EDM DJ". Complex. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  13. ^ Desk, BWW News (20 April 2015). "Tom Tyger & Florian Picasso to Release Single 'Can't Stop', 4/27". Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  14. ^ Desk, BWW News (16 November 2015). "Florian Picasso Drops 'Want It Back (Origami)'". Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  15. ^ Khalidi, Hamed (28 April 2015). "Tom Tyger & Florian Picasso – Can't Stop (Original Mix)". Bangin Beats. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  16. ^ Pesavento, Nick (3 June 2016). "Florian Picasso - Final Call - By The Wavs". By The Wavs. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  17. ^ a b "Florian Picasso - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  18. ^ Protocol Recordings (1 June 2016), Florian Picasso - Final Call (Official Music Video), retrieved 2016-11-23
  19. ^ "The Answer - Single by Florian Picasso on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  20. ^ Fabrick, Mark (2019-05-13). "Nicky Romero and Florian Picasso join forces for 'Midnight Sun'". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  21. ^ Kusnierek, Timmy (14 November 2015). "Nervo - The Other Boys (Florian Picasso Remix)". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-11-23.

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