Frenchy le Freak’s career behind the turntables has spun over the last 16 years, and took him from his home in sunny French Toulouse to San Francisco. Frenchy’s obsession with music began at an early age when he started spinning at 13, being influenced by rock, reggae and 70s funk. He got his first big break filling in for a drunk DJ at a local club and never looked back. In his younger years being a man with a diverse collection of records in his DJ crates, Frenchy has played a mix of house, hip-hop, reggae and Latin flavored beats – an undoubtable influence from his days in New Caledonia. A few years later, Frenchy has had the opportunity to start an all-house night as a resident of “Le Saint-Barth” in France, which became an instant hit and switching him up to an all-house DJ.
In September of 2000 Frenchy visited San Francisco for the first time and was invited to play at Butter, shortly thereafter he was offered a residency at this hip SoMa joint. Shortly after putting his first mix CD “Frenchy le Freak Vol. 1”, Martel & Nabiel along with Spundae have invited him to spin at Ruby Skye and 1015 Folsom events. Building on that success, Frenchy established residencies with Delicious Karma, W Hotel, Surreal Productions, Fluid, Duplex and many other clubs/promotional companies.
Frenchy’s style is genre defying, funky and deep, playful and hard, it’s always driven by his own improvisation as he feeds off crowd’s energy. In 2004 Frenchy looked overseas to expand his career by going on lengthy European tours that took him numerous times from Ibiza to Germany. Influenced by the harder, more electro progressive European house, Frenchy started to play these records that struck a cord with SF music industry professionals and party goers. His style has slowly changed to the “big room” sound, with vocal driven high-energy house that brings the “hands in the air” vibe to the dance floor. Yet he is still versatile enough to play funkier and deeper 4-4 beat at smaller venues, much to the delight of the crowd. Frenchy’s mission in every set that he plays is to introduce the crowd to the exclusive new cuts from the world’s foremost producers and to tailor each set to the crowd’s mood, to connect with the crowd and improvise on the fly. Overall, Frenchy’s always focused on bringing quality house music to the people by epitomizing his motto “Tout pour la Musique” or “Everything for the Music.”
Building on his experience, success and opportunity to play with such lumaniries as Basement Jaxx, David Morales, Deep Dish, DJ Dan, Kaskade, Dimitri from Paris and many others, Frenchy is looking to spend more time in the studio and complete his upcoming album.