Popof ‘Enforced’ EP on Truesoul
Popof ‘Enforced’ EP on Truesoul
Frenchmen POPOF continues his decorated career with a debut release on Truesoul.
POPOF is an artist whose career has been defined by twists and turns. From delicately beautiful minimal productions like ‘Serenity’ on his own Form Music imprint to peak-time house cuts on Hot Creations and his remixes of The Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode, his music is as unpredictable as it is impressive.
Reinforcing the breadth of his output, he lands on Truesoul with a gritty three-track work, after impressing Adam Beyer with recent his ‘Confusion’ EP on MOOD Records, which featured on the Truesoul head’s celebrated Amnesia Terrace set at Cocoon Ibiza last year. ‘Vaporizer’ kicks off the EP in energetic fashion, driven by an electro-laced bassline that builds towards a thrilling crescendo. The title track ‘Enforced’ keeps up the intensity with a raw underbelly of menacing drums, acid and dizzying synth effects. ‘Placid Séquences’ sees techno, acid and electro fused together for maximum effect, rounding out the Frenchman’s high-octane contribution to the Truesoul catalogue.
Hailing from Paris, POPOF is one of the most widely recognized names in 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 the 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 honour 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 cross-genre album which has received rave reviews from 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.
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