Yuksek performing in Audincourt, September 21, 2012
|Birth name||Pierre-Alexandre Busson|
|Born||June 3, 1977|
|Genres||Electropop, French house, nu-disco|
|Labels||Kitsuné, I'm a Cliché, Rise Recordings, Relish Records, Savoir Faire, Barclay Records, Partyfine|
|Associated acts||The Magician, Brodinski, The Bewitched Hands|
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. This album – like the debut single "On a Train" – took a pop direction while retaining Yuksek’s electronic flow.
In April 2013, Yuksek launched his own label, Partyfine. 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.
Yuksek is a longtime friend of Brodinski, a French DJ who also comes from Reims. 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
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 is a collaboration between Yuksek and English DJ and producer Alex Metric. The Alexanders released their debut single "Don't Miss" through Yuksek's label Partyfine on 24 February 2014. The song features vocals from Anna Lunoe. 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.
|Year||Album details||Peak positions|
|2009||Away from the Sea||58|
|2011||Living on the Edge of Time
|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|
|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)
|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|
|2004||The Film||"Can You Trust Me?"|
|Zimpala||"Can't Fall Asleep"||Yuksek On Plonk Remix|
|Amadou & Mariam||"La Réalité"|
|Franz & Shape featuring Dirk Da Davo||"Maximum Joy"|
|Klanguage||"All This Time"||Yuksek vs. Invaders Remix|
|2007||Adam Kesher||"Feel You In My Arm"|
|Birdy Nam Nam||"Trans Boulogne Express"|
|Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya||"Fuck Friend"||Brodinski & Yuksek Remix|
|Das Pop||"Fool for Love"|
|Klaxons||"Atlantis to Interzone"||Yuksek & Brodinski Remix|
|Naive New Beaters||"Bang Bang"|
|Primary 1||"Hold Me Down"||Yuksek Remix
|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"|
|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"|
|Yuksek||"Tonight"||The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)|
|2009||AAA||"Break Your Name"|
|Amanda Blank||"Shame On Me"|
|Booba||"Salade, Tomates, Oignons"|
|Bot'Ox||"Rue de l'Arsenal"|
|Ebony Bones||"The Muzik"||The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)|
|Peaches||"Lose You"||Brodinski & Yuksek Remix|
|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"|
|Fenech-Soler||"Demons"||Yuksek Vocal Remix
|Oh Land||"Sun of a Gun"|
|Robyn||"Indestructible"||The Krays Remix (with Brodinski)|
|Vandroid||"Master and Slave"|
|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
|Black Yaya||"Paint a Smile On Me"||Yuksek Dub Edit|
|Blur||"Girls & Boys"||Yuksek 'DJ Friendly' Edit|
|C2C featuring Gush||"Genius"|
|Chassol||"Odissi, Pt. II (Emotif)"|
|Chateau Marmont||"Wind Blows"|
|Crayon||"Give You Up"||Yuksek Remix
|Empire of the Sun||"DNA"|
|Kasper Bjørke featuring Jacob Bellens||"Sunrise"||Yuksek Remix
|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)|
|2015||Brigitte||"À bouche que veux-tu"|
|Lana Del Rey||"Brooklyn Baby"|
Video clips have been produced for the following tracks : "Tonight", "Extraball", "On A Train", "Always On The Run" and "Off The Wall".
- Yuksek, voix devant et virage pop
- Le Monde 08 Août 2008
- "RA: The Alexanders (Yuksek + Alex Metric) + Mighty Mouse at The Nest, London". ResidentAdvisor. 17 April 2014.
- "IN SESSION: THE ALEXANDERS". Mixmag. 19 March 2014.
- "Yuksek discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 August 2013.