After his remarkable Pop Culture video went viral a few months back, Hugo Leclercq, better known as Madeon, has lived underground like a permanent force of the French house scene. But in verity, the music ingeniousness of the now 17 year old producer out of Nantes, France began encountering and scooping audiences from the out-and-out fans of electronic dance music mid last year. Going in the footmark’s of such pioneers as Daft Punk and Cassius, the aptitude of Madeon has indicated potential of becoming as evenly impressive as them both with a widely acknowledged streak of hit productions out. Coming back from the release of his Pete Tong-premiered and highly-credited remix on Raise Your Weapon, the Frenchman outs a teaser for his third and upcoming single, starring video footage from his debut behind the decks at Social Club in Paris earlier this year.
Outshining thousands to prevail in the prestigious remix contest of Pendulum’s The Island, Madeon follows up the For You and Shuriken singles to shed light on Icarus – the eighth masterpiece from Leclerq and his experimental pseudonym. Harmonizing flares of phaser effects, prompt cut-off’s, old-school synth’s and wobbling grooves, Icarus might just be the one gem to propel this dance music sensation towards, if not another go at the global charts, further well-earned recognition.