Form Music: Popof + Julian Jeweil
We are ecstatic to host a FORM Music showcase with POPOF and Julian Jeweil. Warming up the floor and his Halcyon SF debut is Dominic M.
FORM Music showcases take place in multiple locations around the world since 2010, from festivals and events such as BPM, ADE or Sonar Off to various prestigious clubs.
Form Music showcases' purpose is to promote and provide a platform to its artists, from its most established, such as POPOF, label founder, to its most junior recruits and talented friends.
FORM Music showcases are a good excuse to get the family together and to party.
Hailing from Paris, POPOF is one of the most widely recognized names within the world of house and techno. A former member of cult Parisian free party underground collective, Heretik System, POPOF has since been brought to an international stage with countless tours and a now global fanbase.
In 2009, he was voted Best Newcomer artist at the Ibiza DJ Awards and was appointed four years later official mentor of the Paris Techno Parade 2013's fifteen year anniversary, as a “historical actor and witness of the techno scene in France”. An honor that was shared with ex-Culture minister and techno Parade initiator Jack Lang in front of 300.000 participants.
One of the most downloaded artists in his category, POPOF is in very high demand for his remixes and has worked for famous artists such as Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Moby, BookaShade, Vitalic, Tiga, Maetrik, Martin Solveig and many more. In addition to this he is also behind many official advertisements in collaboration with top international brands.
POPOF has worked with some of the most respected labels within the scene, from early work on Turbo, Cr2 and Mistakes to the launch of his own label Form Music in 2009, Sven Väth's infamous Cocoon outlet, or most recently Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory and Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations imprint.
Through the latter, POPOF released in 2015 his LP 'Love Somebody', a crossgenre album which has received rave reviews by numerous publications and specialized websites. Featuring French singer Arno Joey and rising talent Animal & Me, “Love Somebody” offers a variety of collaborations with many renowned artists. Its two first singles, “Words Gone” (April 2015) and “Going Back” (September 2015) were followed by a string of remixes by some of the industry’s biggest names: Jamie Jones, Luciano, Magda, Kerri Chandler, Eats Everything, Lee Foss, Marc Houle, Oxia & Miss Kittin...
In April 2016, POPOF also released on Kaoz Theory his “One Chance in Three” EP featuring Arno Joey. Founded in 2015 by Kerri Chandler, KT releases feature contributions by some of the world’s most famous house music artists (Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann…) June 2016 saw the release of POPOF’s third single from “Love Somebody”, “Lidl Girl”, featuring remixes by the Carl Cox Collective, Kerri Chandler, Magda, Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo. In November of the same year POPOF released a new EP, “President”, on his label Form Music, his first solo outing on his label since the 2010 EP ‘Wax Machine’. The EP, heavily influenced at the time with the undergoing US elections, was widely critically acclaimed and its two singles, “President” and “One Two” were heavily played by POPOF’s peers.
2017 started strong for POPOF, with a sold-out tour in South America, a remix in February for Cuartero on Lee Foss’ label Repopulate Mars and the selection of the track “One Two” for the new Repopulate Mars’ compilation “Repopulate Miami”, released in March.
A Beatport chart-topping regular, Julian Jeweil is a French artist based in southern France and Berlin. This nonstop world-touring artist found his signature sound through his numerous productions and live sets, all characterized by a melodic style of techno.
The adventure begins in 2007 when he releases his first hit "Air conditionné", which quickly ranks #1 in Beatport sales.
In 2010, Julian signs with two prestigious labels: Cocoon, on which he released the “Color” EP – its single "Soho" ranked #1 in the Beatport Techno Top 100 - and Plus 8 Records. The same year, the “Techno Corner” EP is released on Form, his friend Popof's label, and a remix is commissioned by Moby (“Stay Down”).
In 2011, Julian confirms his standing in the Techno scene by releasing his second EP with Plus 8 records (Hermanos Ep).
In 2012, he releases his third EP with Plus 8 Records (Bastard EP), featuring five tracks ("Bastard", "Hey You", "The Gang", "Zoulou" and "Kanji") played and supported by the greatest artists out there.
Then, in 2013, Julian starts the year the best way he ever could have, with two remixes for prestigious artists Deadmau5 & Pan-Pot that both chart #1 in the Beatport Techno Top Ten.They are followed by an excellent EP with Form (“Mad” EP), which immediately appeals to a significant number of listeners.
Julian also signs in 2013 three releases with Minus, Richie Hawtin's renowned label: “Don't Think” EP (Number one in the Beatport Top 100), “She's Hot” EP, and a remix for the Techno Master, Adam Beyer, who produced alongside Ida Engberg the track "Unanswered question" on Drumcode.
In 2014, he releases two more EPs with Minus: “Rumble” and “Los Pistolos” EP.
2015 has been so far a great year for Julian Jeweil. Amidst an increasingly dense touring schedule, more releases have been out and met with astounding success: a new EP, “Bird”, on Minus and a remix, “COAR,” commissioned by artist Marc Houle for his album Restored (release date: April 2015, also on Minus). Fall 2015 in particular saw a series of remixes released – commissioned by legend Pete Tong, Sian, Pig & Dan and Joseph Capriati.
September 2015 also saw one of Julian Jeweil’s greatest achievements: indeed, four of his tracks were simultaneously listed in Beatport’s monthly Top Ten Best Selling tracks : “And We”, “Meteorite”, “Bird” and “Wax”.