Parisian-born AxMod – real name Foucault Jannin – is undoubtedly one of the most exciting up-and-coming producers to come out of the French music scene in recent years.
Furnished with a mission to produce “music to make people swoon”, AxMod’s innate grasp of musical language and sonic texture is abundantly apparent in both his fun-fuelled remixes (for the likes of Chromeo, Saint Germain, Florence & The Machine, Major Lazer and Justin Timberlake to name but a few) and his own unique original productions.
Brought up in an apartment just next to the “Rock En Seine” festival in Paris, where him and his friends would attempt to sneak in each year, AxMod fell in love with electronic music as a teenager, inspired by iconic French artists, from Cassius, Breakbot and Daft Punk to Martin Solveig, Alan Braxe and Modjo. Classically trained in piano from the age of just six, he quickly learnt to hone his own technique in the studio and was shortly signed by Universal Music, with his early productions going viral on the tropical house circuit alongside the likes of Kygo, Bakermat and Klingande.
Sharing DJ booths and festival stages across France with the likes of Thomas Jack, Dimmi, FKJ and Louisahhh, he became increasingly loaded with an eager ambition to undertake his own ‘musical universe’. Following a two-year trip to North and South America, September 2017 saw the critically acclaimed release of his debut four-track EP ‘Brooke’ – a fully instrumental project described by Foucault himself as “two unforgettable years in four eclectic tracks”.
Taking the music into a genre of its own, AxMod continued with “Talk” and now “Walk Away”, accompanied by beautiful and quirky graphics from Toulouse based artist Geikaho.