Pardon My French (collective)
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Pardon My French
Logo's Pardon My French
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(DJ Snake & Mercer)
(Tchami & Malaa)
Pardon My French is a collective of four French DJs composed of DJ Snake, Tchami, Mercer and Malaa created in 2015. The goal of this collective is to promote electronic music in the world, but also to bring together French artists to share their passion for music.
DJ Snake released his 1st album on August 5, 2016 and went platinum in less than a month. He headlined the Olympia in February 2016, then the Zenith on November 25, 2016, and the AccorHotels Arena on February 24, 2018. He says:
Pardon My French, this is a concept we created with our team, which is to promote French electronic music around the world, without real headache , without format, without code, just really in order to please and make the audience smack.
Tchami released his single After Life , from his first EP of the same name, on December 22, 2015. At the end of the year, he founded the label Confession. Tchami stood out by creating many remixes and original productions that put him in the DJ Mag Top 100, in 62nd place in 2015. He returned in the DJ Mag Top 100 in 2017, at 95th Place. He returned to France for a concert at the Olympia on 1 December 2016, with Malaa, who makes his first part of his set. He says:
So what you need to know is that we know each other since we were 15 years old. We come from the same area in Paris, and we have always made music together. Today, it is true that we all have our solo careers, but Pardon My French is really the opportunity to meet on a common project.
The atmosphere was great. It could not be otherwise because we share between friends, we know each other very well, we know that there will be no problem, it's just excitement. There is no apprehension, no anguish, it is only kiff. We felt supported because we saw a lot of French flags, people made a lot of PMF signs, they had mascots ... It was phew! Frankly, we keep great memories of this tour.
Malaa is the mysterious, hooded character of Pardon My French. The Parisian DJ and producer is regarded as part of the new wave of house music. Malaa has released remixes on songs by DJ Snake and Tchami.
Pardon My French Tour
In 2016, the four members tour Pardon My French Tour in the United States, with six dates in April, after which they add two more dates on 28 and 29 December.
In spring 2017, DJ Snake announces that there are three limited edition dates of Pardon My French in Ibiza with Tchami, Mercer and Malaa, including two in July and one in August. He also announces five other dates in Cap d'Agde, whose members make their own evening. He adds Martin Solveig, Aazar and Dombresky in this collective, the time of an evening, to promote French music.
In 2016, the members of this collective decided to create their brand of clothing. Pardon My French products are marketed on the official online store. The brand has punctually ephemeral shops, during an event of one or more artists, lasting a day or two days, worldwide. In Paris, DJ Snake opens the first boutique, located on the Quai de la Mégisserie, on the weekend of July 22 and 23, 2017. A second boutique, opened on February 23, 2018 at the Léon Beaubourg space, to present the new collection spring-summer 2018. On February 24, the Levi's brand joins forces with this brand for a limited collection.
- "DJ Snake Teams With Countrymen Tchami, Mercer & Malaa on Pardon My French Tour". billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
- "PARDON MY FRENCH TOUR (RECAP VIDEO)". YouTube (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- "DJ Snake collabore avec Levis". DJ Mag (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-24.