Famous French Record Producers

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DJ Snake
(Record producer, DJ)

DJ Snake
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Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

DJ Snake is a French record producer and DJ. He is best known for his English-Spanish song Taki Taki, which won several awards, including BMI Latin Awards. Over the years, Snake has won many prestigious awards, such as Billboard Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2019, he was ranked 16th on DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs list.

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
(Known as one half of the former French house music duo Daft Punk, along with Thomas Bangalter)

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

French musician, singer-songwriter, record-producer, DJ, and film director Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is one former half of the French electronic music duo Daft Punk that he formed with Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved both critical and commercial success with albums like Discovery and RandomAccess Memories. Homem-Christo has also spawned works through the record label Crydamoure which he co-owns with Eric Chedeville.

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Jean-Michel Jarre
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Birthdate: August 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
French composer and record producer Jean-Michel André Jarre is known for his pathbreaking experiments in the electronic, new-age, and ambient genres. His signature style includes inclusion of overwhelming laser shows, fireworks, and projections in his music shows. He became the first Western artist invited to perform in China.
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Thomas Bangalter
(One half of the former French house music duo Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo)

Thomas Bangalter
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Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

French musician Thomas Bangalter had been part of the six-time Grammy-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk for 28 years, before it split. Known for wearing their signature helmets while performing, he and his partner, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, released iconic hits such as Da Funk and Get Lucky.

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Willy William
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Birthdate: April 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
French-Mauritian artist Willy William has made a name for himself in dance music both as a solo artist and as part of the group Collectif Métissé. His chart-topping collaborations include DJ Assad’s Li Tourner and J Balvin’s Mi Gente. He has also rocked the European charts with his solo Ego.

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Madeon
(Disc jockey, Record producer, Songwriter)

Madeon
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Birthdate: May 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes

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Kavinsky
(Musician)

Kavinsky
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Birthdate: July 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seine-Saint-Denis, France

French electro house artist, musician, DJ, actor and producer Kavinsky started off as an actor before making his mark in the French music-scene. He gained greater mainstream recognition after his song Nightcall was used in title sequence for the blockbuster hit 2011 American neo-noir action, drama and crime film Drive. The song was later included on his debut studio-album, OutRun.

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Bob Sinclar
(Record producer, DJ who also became the founder of the record label Yellow Productions)

Bob Sinclar
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Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bois-Colombes, France

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Claude-Michel Schönberg
(Record producer)

Claude-Michel Schönberg
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Birthdate: July 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vannes, France

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Claude François
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Birthdate: February 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: March 11, 1978

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Jean-Jacques Goldman
(Singer-songwriter and music record producer)

Jean-Jacques Goldman
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Birthdate: October 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean-Jacques Goldman is a French record producer, singer, and songwriter. One of the most popular and highest-grossing French pop rock musicians of his generation, Goldman was honored with the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997. He is also credited with writing successful songs and albums for several international artists like Céline Dion.

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Joe Duplantier
(Musician)

Joe Duplantier
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Birthdate: October 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Henry Padovani
(Musician)

Henry Padovani
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Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bastia, France

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Breakbot
(Musician, Record Producer)

Breakbot
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Birthdate: October 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yvelines, France

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Sébastien Izambard
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Birthdate: March 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Cerrone
(Disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of concert shows)

Cerrone
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Birthdate: May 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitry-sur-Seine, France

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Jean-Jacques Perrey
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Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: November 4, 2016

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Orelsan
(Rapper)

Orelsan
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Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alençon, France

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CashMoneyAP
(Record producer best known for posting "type beats" on video platform YouTube)

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Birthdate: May 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guadeloupe

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Frédéric Leclercq
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Birthdate: June 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, Grand Est, France

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Rilès
(Rapper)

Rilès
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Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rouen, France

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Daniel Balavoine
(Singer-songwriter)

Daniel Balavoine
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Birthdate: February 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: January 14, 1986

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Paul de Senneville
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Birthdate: July 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Joeystarr
(Rapper)

Joeystarr
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Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France

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Neige
(Songwriter)

Neige
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Birthdate: April 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France

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Cedric Gervais
(Disc jockey)

Cedric Gervais
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Birthdate: June 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France

French DJ, record producer and actor Cedric Gervais is known for his studio albums Experiment and Miamication, and for his remixes of songs of noted artists such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. His remix of Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness that was released to American contemporary hit radio won him a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

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DJ Mehdi
(Musician)

DJ Mehdi
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Birthdate: January 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Asnières-sur-Seine, France
Died: September 13, 2011

French hip-hop and house musician and producer/remixer of hip-hop and electronic dance music, Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, more famous as DJ Mehdi, is best-remembered as a DJ. Signing to the cross-genre label Ed Banger Records, founded by friend Pedro Winter, DJ Mehdi spawned EPs like I Am Somebody and Lucky Girl EP and albums like Lucky Boy and Lucky Boy at Night.  

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Miss Kittin
(Singer)

Miss Kittin
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Birthdate: July 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grenoble, Isère, France

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Wax Tailor
(Record producer)

Wax Tailor
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Birthdate: July 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vernon

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Veronique Sanson
(Singer-songwriter)

Veronique Sanson
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Birthdate: April 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

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Lucenzo
(Record Producer)

Lucenzo
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Birthdate: May 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

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Etienne Daho
(Singer-Songwriter)

Etienne Daho
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Birthdate: January 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oran, French Algeria

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Oklou
(Musician)

Oklou
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Birthdate: April 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poitiers, France

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Kery James
(Rapper who went on to find success as a solo artist with such tracks as "Si c'était à refaire")

Kery James
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Birthdate: December 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Les Abymes, Guadeloupe

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Louis Philippe
(Singer-songwriter)

Louis Philippe
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Birthdate: June 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Normandy, France

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Pierre Barouh
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Birthdate: February 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 28, 2016

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Robin Coudert
(Musician)

Robin Coudert
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Birthdate: May 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caen, France

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Marc Aryan
(Singer)

Marc Aryan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valence, France
Died: November 30, 1985

Marc Aryan was a French-Belgian singer, record producer, and songwriter. Aryan achieved international fame in the mid and late 1960s when he enjoyed success and popularity in Lebanon and Syria. He also had a huge impact on music lovers from Turkey where his single Istanbul became a classic. Marc Aryan is also credited with founding a record label named Markal.

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Matt Houston
(Singer who rose to fame with his platinum album R&B 2 Rue which was released in 2001)

Matt Houston
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Birthdate: September 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

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Canardo
(Rapper)

Canardo
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Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trappes, Yvelines, France

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Philippe Eidel
(Record producer)

Philippe Eidel
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Birthdate: December 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Died: September 6, 2018

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Daniel Vangarde
(Songwriter, Record producer)

Daniel Vangarde
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France