[IT] French Sensation Yuksek Reveals ‘The Rollercoaster’

French producer Pierre-Alexandre Busson AKA Yuksek delivers yet another vibrant single title ‘The Rollercoaster’, sticking to the post-disco and house quality he’s become well known for, and finding that beautiful balance of old and new.

Talking about his return to club music, Yuksek explains “For about two years, after the release of my latest album I decided to come back to proper dance music, I did a few collaborations with Polo & Pan, Fatnotronic and Bertrand Burgalat, all tracks about DANCE, to be played in the club. ‘The Rollercoaster’ is somehow the climax of this; really simple, straight to the point house and disco, with a unique string melody throughout and two drops.” Giving the single a more personal touch, he goes onto explain “I played this all summer, and no one complained. It reminds me a bit of the first Cassius tracks, so with the terrible news we had recently, I consider this a tribute to a friend and one of my mentors”.
From the early 2000s, through to today, Yuksek has been a hugely respected name in the dance world. Between his earlier albums ‘Away from the Sea’ (2009), and ‘Living On The Edge of Time’ (2011), and the release of his third ‘Nous Horizon’ (2017) Yuksek has continued to push the boundaries. Further to his own studio releases, Yuksek has worked alongside the likes of Chassol, Keren Ann, Herman Dune, JD Samson, Boston Bun, Brodinski, The Magician, and continues to produce remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Phoenix, M83, Gorillaz, and Empire of the Sun. His insatiable appetite for the arts goes even further, having composed the score for the French drama ‘Marguerite & Julien’, plus various adaptations, plays, documentaries, fashion shows, and a collaboration with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, creating the very first video shot from space.

Hey Pierre, such a pleasure to have you ! So, can you tell us a bit more about Yuksek?

Hey! I’m french, I’m producer, DJ, movie score maker, and I love to make people dance.

We’ve just picked your last gem ‘The Rollercoaster’. Could you share an anecdote about it?

I did it the day before Christmas, Santa came earlier.

You’re always experimenting new sounds. Is it important for you not to stick in just one genre?

Absolutely, genre and occupation, that why I love doing production or writing for other artists, music for film and my own creation at the same time, if I stick to only one thing I got mad. And musically yes I don’t like to do the same thing twice.

Now that you have unveiled ‘The Rollercoaster’, what is in store now for Yuksek fans? Maybe a Tour?

I’m constantly playing as DJ but I will do a live tour next year together with the release of my album in February.

Finally, can you share five records that you can’t get enough of right now?

Charlotte Adigery – Zandoli
Kapote – Delirio Italiano
Bawrut – Ciquita – Ransom note edit
Cotonette & Di Melo – AEIOU
Baden Powell – Os Afro Samba

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