There is no denying the hold French wunderkind Madeon has on Electronic Dance Music. But with an acclaimed performance at Electric Daisy Carnival New York under his belt, Hugo Leclercq returns to production duties for his second installment on his own Popcultur imprint. Where label debut ‘Icarus‘ raised a high-end mixture of sound melodic pop that beckons the positive vibes of an early 80s dance floor, his follow-up ‘Finale’ sees the young Frenchman depart from his potent signature take on French house for a notable step away from his comfort zone.
Driven by the urge to push something different for his latest studio endeavour, ‘Finale’s’ more down-tempo approach still teems with the same ambitious sounds and intricate melodic styling’s that have carried his reputation from the outset of his premature explosion. Armed with the stirring vocal styling’s of homeland peer Nicholas Petricca, the young and aspiring producer gains yet further momentum with an unexpected yet emotively refined follow-up to prove that the hysteria surrounding his spritely talents remain wholeheartedly earned.
‘Finale’ is out July 22nd his own Popcultur label.
/Anton & Dan Carter
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