Stephane Lefrancois - Balanced Records

Stephane Lefrancois

Stephane Lefrancois

Stephane Lefrancois started his music career in the early 90's, playing drums for various ensembles in Paris, France, where he was born. After moving to Canada, he spent some time perfecting his recording engineering skills, and is now an accomplished producer, with songs played world - wide and being featured on labels such as Compost, Sony, or BBE. Stef's love for everything percussive is obvious when listening to his tracks. So is his fascination with dense, complex, evolving synth textures, and...effect units! As a fervent supporter of the "wall of sound" concept, Blissom's creations lend themselves well to repeated listening, as new details and "ear candy" will creep out, dreamy and tortured textures weaving with layered percussion.

As a DJ, Stephane has played in all the major canadian cities, and various outdoor festivals. He was a resident at NASA in Toronto in the early 2000's, as well as a regular headliner at the Promise parties (oh the memories!). His occasional appearances in London, UK, have made a lasting impression, and created many remixing opportunities, leading to a string of releases on UK label Stilnovo.

His drumming and engineering background are obvious when listening to him play. The mix has to be tight, groovy, "in the pocket". He also pays great attention to sound, and is one of those who will get out on the dance floor to make sure everything sounds right. Stef blends minimal House, Latin, and Nu-Jazz tracks, taking the crowd on a journey from organic to electronic, and back, at the flick of a fader.