SPIN First Drop Coachella 2022: Madeon

French electronic artist, DJ, record producer, vocalist and songwriter Madeon has been producing since the age of 11. At 17, he released his groundbreaking “Pop Culture” YouTube video, a live performance mash-up of 39 pop songs using a Novation Launchpad, nabbing millions of views in just a few days. Since then, he’s covered the map – touring with the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Lady Gaga. He also ended up working with Gaga on several of her releases, including “Venus,” from her third studio album, Artpop. Madeon has a palpable connection with his fans, made evident by the energy exchange between him and his audience at Day Club Palm Springs, who hung on every beat of his poolside DJ set. Afterwards, we connected with Madeon to explore the contrast between his live performances and dj sets; and to chat a bit about his upcoming releases, including his freshly dropped “Love You Back.”

Get behind the booth at Coachella 2022 and watch Madeon’s exclusive SPIN First Drop below. To check out more SPIN First Drops, head over to SPIN TV.

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“There’s something about putting myself into risky situations and posing myself problems to solve. Like, I’ll play a song with no idea what I’m going to play next and trying to figure that out is a fun challenge. So there’s something very playful about this. It feels like playing a game, whereas the live show feels like delivering my essence and performing something that’s more profoundly meaningful. It’s the difference between your wedding day and a good night out, you know what I mean? They’re both fun times, hopefully, but they’re very different in weight.”

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Upcoming Tour Dates

May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
Jul 2 – Arras, FR – Main Square Festival
Jul 17 – Carhaix, FR – Vieilles Charrues Festival
Jul 30 – San Bernardino, CA – Hard Summer
Aug 6 –  Montreal, QC – îleSoniq
Aug 19 – Tokyo, JP – Sonicmania
Sep 2-4 – Bridgeview, IL – North Coast Music Festival
Sep 3-4 – Austin, TX – ILLFest
Sep 15-18 – Rome, GA – Imagine Music Festival

 

Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer