Hugo Pierre Leclercq – better known by his stage name Madeon, is a French DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and musician from Nantes, France, currently based in Los Angeles. He initially came to widespread public attention through a YouTube video, “Pop Culture”, where he performed a mash-up of 39 different popular songs in real-time using a Novation Launchpad. It received millions of hits in its first few days of release.
Leclercq started composing music at the age of 11, producing hands-up under the name of “Deamon” and Wayne Mont until 2010 when he began producing house music under his current name, Madeon, which is an anagram of his previous nickname. He won a remix competition for “The Island” by Pendulum the same year.
His first EP, The City, was released in 2012. His debut studio album, Adventure, was released on 27 March 2015, supported by a 22-stop North American tour. He was ranked at number 105 on DJ Mag’s top DJs for 2017. In 2017, he was nominated for two Electronic Music Awards with Porter Robinson for Single of the Year and Live Act of the Year.
See a full list of upcoming Madeon shows here.
Without further ado, Madeon’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Madeon – You’re On ft. Kyan
4. Madeon – Pay No Mind (ft. Passion Pit)
3. Madeon – All My Friends
2. Madeon – Finale
1. Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter
BONUS: Madeon – Pop Culture (live mashup)