The world is teeming with people indulge with innate talents and honed skills, and this is true to the world of music. Of course, magnificent historical icons like the Moulin Rouge and the can-can dance are important, but we’d rather focus on the people who have transformed dance music far beyond the view of the Eiffel Tower. The famous French bands, artists, DJs, performers, and producers represent some of France’s most important contributions to dance music.
Below are the list of French DJ and Remixers.
David Guetta is twice awarded as the number one DJ in 2020 and 2021. His real name is Pierre David Guetta, born in Paris, on November 7, 1967. In the mid-1990s, he made a name for himself as one of the key catalysts of Parisian nightlife by organizing evenings at renowned Paris hotspots such as Queen, Folies Pigalle, Les Bains, Bataclan, and Palace, where he invited DJ legends such as DJ Pierre, Little Louie Vega, David Morales, and Roger Sanchez to join him on the turntables. However, in 2001, he returned to his original love: music.
Pierre Guetta, Guetta’s father, was a sociologist who was born into a Moroccan Jewish household. Monique, his mother, is Belgian born. David Guetta is the younger half-brother of notable French journalist Bernard Guetta and Franco-Italian actress Nathalie Guetta, through his father. From his mother’s first marriage to Jacques Vidal, he has a half-brother, Dominique Vidal, and a half-sister, Jolle Vidal.
Guetta married Cathy Lobé, a nightclub manager, in 1992. Tim Elvis Eric and Angie are their two children. The Guetta’s divorced in a Paris court in March 2014 after twenty-two years of marriage.
David Guetta is a world-famous DJ whose annual salary was projected to be $37 million by Forbes in 2015.
Bob Sinclar, real name Christophe Le Friant. He is a French record producer, DJ, remixer, and co-owner of Yellow Productions with DJ Yellow. Sinclar began DJing as Chris The French Kiss in 1986, when he was barely 18 years old, concentrating in funk and hip-hop music. Gym & Tonic, a single made by Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk and incorporating unlicensed vocals lifted from a Jane Fonda training cassette, was his first club smash. The character of Bob Sinclar was inspired by Philippe de Broca’s film Le Magnifique.
E-remix Smoove’s of “World Hold on” has been nominated for a Grammy in the category “Remixed Recording” in 2007. In addition, Billboard Magazine named “World Hold on” the number one Hot Dance Club Play Single of 2006, beating Madonna and Christina Aguilera.
“Tennessee”, the fourth single from the album ‘Western Dream,’ was meant to be released in April 2007, but it was postponed due to rumors of a new album being published. Soundz of Freedom was the title of that album which was released in May of 2007.
Christine and the Queens
Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier (French pronunciation: [elɔiz adelaid lətisje], was born on June 1, 1988 is a French singer and songwriter best known for her work with Christine and the Queens. She was born and reared in Nantes, where she began practicing the piano at the age of four and discovered inspiration while studying at one of London’s clubs. Between 2011 and 2013, Christine published a series of long plays.
Chaleur Humaine (2014), her debut album, was critically acclaimed, charted at number two in both France and the United Kingdom, and was certified diamond in France; it was also the best-selling debut album in the United Kingdom. Chris, her second album, was released in 2018 to widespread praise. Clash, The Guardian, and The Independent were featured in the album of the year, and it made the top 10 of nine other year-end lists to include “Girlfriend” as song of the year. Christine released the EP La Vita Nuova in 2020 in response to her mother’s death, which some critics hailed as her best work to that point. Time named “People, I’ve Been Sad” the song of the year for the second time.
DJ Snake’s name is William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, he is a French rapper and DJ born on June 13, 1986. He rose to prominence after receiving two Grammy Award nominations for his composition and production abilities. DJ Snake created, recorded, and distributed Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nominated album “Born This Way.” Later, he worked with Lil Jon, a rapper and record producer from the United States, on the latter’s song video, ‘Turn Down for What,’ which received a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. DJ Snake was actively into graffiti art as a kid, citing hip-hop musicians Cypress Hill and KRS-One as early influences.
The gendarmes in Paris used to pursue him down for defacing public walls with graffiti, but he almost never got caught. He earned the nickname “Snake” for his ability to escape being hit, and when he began deejaying, he was dubbed “DJ Snake,” and the title stuck. Later, when he began deejaying, he was dubbed ‘DJ Snake,’ and the moniker stuck. He began his career as a DJ as a youngster, performing at discotheques and nightclubs throughout Paris. He gained global prominence after collaborating with Lady Gaga, Diplo, and Lil John to produce and release multiple hit singles over the next few years. DJ Snake’s sincere efforts to pioneer the music genres of ‘Trap,’ ‘House,’ and ‘Electronic Dance Music’ have received widespread recognition from Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Award nominations.
Willy William (born April 14, 1981) is a French DJ, record producer, and singer best known for his club remixes and vocal duets with a variety of dance music acts. He is best known for the French song “Ego” and the Latin hit “Mi Gente,” the latter of which he co-wrote with J Balvin. He was born in Fréjus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, to Mauritanian parents and raised in Champagné, Pays de la Loire, in northwestern France.
He first gained prominence in 2003 as co-producer of “B Boyz Shake da Body” with DJ Flex, and then in 2004 as the producer of “Tragedie” under the name “Lord William,” before joining the French music group Collectif Métissé.
He worked with a variety of artists, producing their songs, and singing alongside them as featured artists. He had hits with DJ Assad’s, Li Tourner, Les Jumo’s, C Show, and L’Italienne, also Keen’V’s, On s’endort?, and Ridsa’s “Je n’ai pas eu le temps,” which also included Ryan Stevenson on drums, and many more.