About the documentary: French Waves, France, 65 min, 2017. Through a series of interviews with iconic artists from yesterday and today, Julian Starke’s documentary offers a take on French electro from the younger generation’s perspective. It tracks down the American roots of techno and house music, brings the era of illegal raves to life, and tells the extraordinary tale of French Touch, a music style that has played a pivotal role in the recognition of electronic music throughout the world. Most importantly, it showcases the newest wave of French artists, exploring how the heirs of this modern history are making it their own.
About the conference and the DJ set: French DJ Maxime's passion is culture house and techno music, especially from Chicago and Detroit. He created the All In Electro blog that received two Golden Blog Awards in 2013. For him, the electronic world and particularly the independent electronic music represent the latest cultural revolution of our time. He is influenced by soul music, funk, disco, jazz and classical music.