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Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Who Is the Mysterious FRENCH MIND?!

I just became aware of this amazing musical creative from France who goes by the moniker of FRENCH MIND. He’s somewhat mysterious but his music leaves no stone unturned as he crafts sonic journeys for his listener. His music made me want to know more and so I jumped into journalist mode and dug up the below!

Born in 1997 in Bordeaux (FRANCE), FRENCH MIND grew up on all different kinds of music. He notably developed at an early age a strong interest for French Hip Hop and electronic music, the first record that he ever bought being Daft Punk’s era-defining and immensely influential sophomore album Discovery.

During a year-long stay in Canada, FRENCH MIND perfected his unique sound in which the smooth, ethereal and soulful musicality of modern R&B meets the pulse, escapism and high BPM rhythms of electronic music.

FRENCH MIND cites among his biggest influences an eclectic selection of artists who belong as much to the electronic music scene than to the R&B and hip hop landscape: French giants Daft Punk, of course, but also Canadian DJ and producer known for his own very personal fusion of house music and 90s R&B KAYTRANADA, current ambassadors of  French EDM DJ Snake and Tchami, legendary producers and hitmakers The Neptunes and Timbaland, and fresh R&B talents who are contributing to redefine the sound of the genre Majid Jordan and Roy Woods.

FRENCH MIND is constantly working on finding new ways to refine and expand his sound as well as looking for new exciting and challenging collaborators. The young producer is slowly but surely establishing himself as an artist with a very specific touch that sets him apart and whose music is only getting bigger and more ambitious.

His entrée into the music business followed a unique path

Driven by the influence French rap, electro, house music, EDM and trap had on him, FRENCH MIND started making his own music during his teenage years. It wasn’t however until 2016 when he attended London’s Wireless Festival and Upminster’s WEAREFSTVL – where he met French electronic duo Amine Edge & DANCE – that the aspiring producer decided to dedicate his life to creating music or, at least, doing something related to his passion.

  • Grew up listening to French electronic music with Daft Punk Alive and Discovery
  • Grew up listening to a lot of pop music (most of made by Max Martins)
  • Grew up listening to MJ, Prince, David Bowie, and stuff from the radio
  • Grew up listening to a lot of rap music from France (French rap) and also US rap with artists like 50 Cent and Kanye West
  • Then when he was older he went into more underground music

FRENCH MIND is a nerd who loves technology so one day he decided to download FL Studio 10. He was listening to a song from Kaaris called ZOO this gave him a slap so he decided to find the FLP. Then he downloaded many FLP project templates to understand how the software works and how the songs were made. Then he learned all the theory and how to play piano all by himself

From this point up until 2018, the young artist spent most of his time working on his music and sending his songs to various record labels in the hope of getting signed. Although this plan didn’t come to fruition, these two years of hard labour and hustle brought FRENCH MIND to meet several artists, DJs and producers who have inspired him – including DJ Snake and Mercer – which gave the already ambitious artist even more motivation to break through on his own.

FRENCH MIND is a music nerd as it’s his passion and he reads a lot about music, listens to a lot of music, and makes a lot of music…

2020 brought about a powerful debut EP

FRENCH MIND released Sunday into Monday on November 2020 and we can hear influence from Daft Punk, Ed Banger, Octavian, Timbaland, Kaytranada…yet he really delivered a sound that was all his own.

Sunday into Monday was the result of a year-and-a-half-long producing and recording process, the project includes collaborations with a roster of up-and-coming talents including hip hop and R&B artist 7AE, Belgium singer-songwriter Wavey Vayn and West London rapper Double Cup Kase.

Then he released the single RIDING which was accompanied by a music video which is more a song for a late-night drive…

Thus far FRENCH hasn’t taken to touring yet but we hope to see him really soon because he talks a lot about Alive 2007 or DMX, and Woodstock…

Outside of music

FRENCH MIND started soccer when he was a little boy and always loved it and he seems to also be a gym rat. By the way his history looks, he loves to travel and he took inspiration from every place he’s gone such as Toronto or London.

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About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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