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FDVM

Paris, France | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Paris, France | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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"FDVM - Make It Right (Ft. Tyler Sjöström)"

Why do we like this?
The whistle on "Make It Right" by FDVM is infectious. It works it way slowly into your ear, and before you realize it you're whistling along with it in your head, with your mind.


"...I’m not going anywhere
Til you let down your hair
Your love is worth every fight
Tell me how to make it right..."


Those are some deep words right there. They begin to feel familiar, right away. Familiar enough to feel comfortable repeating the lyrics as if you have known them your entire life. Maybe you have felt the same way. Maybe these words were the same exact ones you have written in your head and with your mind dozens of times.

They look different on screen, don't they? They feel more powerful in song, don't they?

Love is a complex thing. There are so many factors to it that the only way to figure the darn thing out is quantum loving. We can't get to that Quantum Loving level without losing all hate.

Let's do that for 2017: lose, all, hate. - indie shuffle


"The Power Of Good Vibes: French House Duo FDVM Breaks Into The US With Spot At Coachella’s DoLaB Stage"

Good things come to those who bring good vibes
… or at least that’s what I’ve come to learn from Victorien Mulliez, the production half of upcoming deep house impresario duo FDVM.
We met Vic over New Years at Snow Globe, a festival held at a ski resort in California. While I was not a fan of freezing my fanny off in the winter temperatures (whoever thought an outdoor festival in December was a good idea is mental), Vic warmed up the crowd with a memorable, groovy deep house set that was impossible not to dance to – and for an hour we forgot it was minus zero.

Next month, Vic will be returning to California, but this time in search of hotter temperatures; today it was announced that FDVM will be playing at namesake festival Coachella, accompanied by the release of their latest track, “Shivers of Love.”
We met up last month at he and his wife’s farm house, a beautiful property on the Hudson River about an hour north of New York City. We chatted by the fire over wine, dinner and homemade flax crackers about how the makings of FDVM, Coachella, their newest project Supernatural, and where the duo is heading.
Here are 7 takeaways from our convo.
Their music is right in the middle of accessible and underground house music – and not to mention an instant mood boost
In an era where house music has become synonymous with repetitive and detached, it’s refreshing to meet house producers who are naturally positive and upbeat. That positivity comes through in their music in – quite literal – good vibrations. As Vic walked me through the evolution of FDVM’s music chronology in his in-house studio, I couldn’t help but think their music is what dancing barefoot on a beach with your best friends and a bottle of wine sounds like.
FDVM has found their place in blending deep house influences with accessible pop melodies, which garners the duo support from the likes of Robin Schulz, Klingande and Lost Frequencies. Their biggest hit to date is a remix of the popular track, “Pale Sun Rose” produced with their friend Teemid, another French producer.

To this day, Victorien and Florent find inspiration from artists such as Thomas Jack, Purple Disco Machine, Superlover, Claptone as well as Monkey Safari and ANDHIM, who are “known without being too commercial.”
“With FDVM we are in a special position between tech house and deep house music. If I had to describe our style in two words, it would be happy and groovy. Music for me is about love and happiness; my main goal is to bring lights into everyone’s life in a fun and funky way.”
Their latest track blends African tradition with modern house music
Today FDVM is expanding their repertoire by drawing inspiration from cross-cultural and unlikely places – such as music from the historic region near the Niger River in Africa.
“Our newest release is a bootleg of an African track from Oumou Sangaré. We felt in love with the song and wanted to bring it to life [for the deep house listener.] It’s always a nice challenge to rework a beautiful track. The dazzling instrumental and captivating vocals are a very good basis for us. The idea was to bring it to clubs so we’ve designed a driving beat, percussive strings, sharp effects and heavy sub to make you feel the vibrations and give you shivers (of love.) We played it live a few time and people are really enjoying it. For me, It’s the perfect example of an FDVM track, beautiful and powerful.”
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They got started as a DJ duo by throwing the biggest parties their hometown had ever seen
“Florent and I met in our hometown of Lille, France and we decided to create FDVM (our name is derived from our initials – Florent Denecker and Victorien Mulliez.). At the time we weren’t producing music at all, just playing as DJs in the local clubs and throwing the biggest parties, almost like a cross between your stereotypical American college parties and Full Moon parties in Thailand. As our music tastes evolved, we started to produce music, and so FDVM also evolved from a side project to our main one.”
Glass half full – they are split across two continents, but see this an opportunity rather than an obstacle
Florent tells us, “Since Victorien lives in New York, [and I live in France] we had to develop a new strategy and flow to make our project work. Working as a duo has its own challenges, but even more so when you’re not in the same country.
At the beginning we heard people say, “It’s a pity you guys have to split…” but then we realized that instead of making us weak, let’s make it a strength! For the last six months now we’ve been apart and we are growing at an incredible rate. Vic is playing a lot of events and festivals in the US and I’m performing all over Europe. It’s a great way to expand and share our music – like being in two places at once.
We are constantly on calls and share everything together. Victorien is mainly in charge of the music production and he sends me updates all the time while I provide him feedback. I am mostly in charge of curating the music, for our mixtapes and live sets. So in all of this we have found a great balance.”
After less than a year in the US, they’ve already been invited to play at Coachella.
Clearly their system is working. It was recently announced that they will be playing Weekend 1 at Coachella’s Do LaB – often heralded as Coachella’s best stage by progressive music aficionados. When asked about this, Vic can hardly contain his excitement.
“WHHHAAATTT Coachella!!!!… it’s a dream come true. I never expected being able to perform there, or at least not this soon. I went to Coachella two years ago and it felt like we were so far from making it there. We are so grateful for the DoLab to give us the opportunity to perform on their stage and can’t wait to share our music.”
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Their newest project Supernatural promises a refreshing take on mixtapes and parties
“We are producing a new series of mixtapes under the brand Supernatural, which is a blend between our mixtapes and guest DJs who we welcome to do mixtapes for us. There is a great enthusiasm around them so far, every mixtapes hit 100k in 20 days after being online.
“Organizing events is how it all started 6 years ago. Thus, it’s natural for us to launch our party series under the same name. We are going to curate a great line up with DJs that suit our vibe, involve as many artists as possible and create a heavenly atmosphere. The first event will be a day party in Venice Beach, California at Rose Room on April 23rd and the second event will be in Paris on June 10th at Faust. Our goal is to have another supernatural party in NYC soon, and then expand as much as possible.”
“It’s all about love”
“When you’re young you want to be a star. The industry so easily can shape you to become a ‘prostitute DJ.’ – to produce what will sell.
“I have no interest in becoming a superstar – there is no soul or purpose in that.”
“As you get older and really start to develop your sound, you realize what really matters is the connections you have with people. You go from wanting to be famous and make a lot of money to just wanting to produce great music with your friends for your community. Today, my goal is to find a place that is at the intersection of many arts – music, photography, poetry – from artists who are my friends from around the world. Because at the end of the day it’s all about connection and love” - The Sights and Sounds Music Magazine


"French DJ group FDVM is the next big thing in electronic music"

DJ artist FDVM comprised of the French duo Victorien Mulliez and Florent Denecker is taking the U.S. by storm with their concoction of groovy and funky sounds.

Performing at various and well known venues and music festivals, FDVM is making a prominent name for themselves in mainstream electronic music. The group performed at Outside Lands Music & Arts festival held annually in San Francisco amongst major and local artists.

AOL.com editors caught up Victorien as he discussed his festival experience, FDVM's first start, the group's advice for rising DJ artists and more.

So how did you first get interested in house and electronic music?
Victorien: It's a long story, honestly. I'm not talking about Flo but for myself I've been playing music when I was 8 years old for my parents. At the time it was more like disco and stuff like that. When I was 17 I got my own equipment and played for family parties, birthdays and weddings. When I met Flo we really wanted to do stuff together and so eventually we build ourselves and became really big at parties.

How does your creative process looks like when you're doing a track from start to finish?
Victorien: So for a while we were looking for singers and writers or you can say they were also looking for us. So we met with the artists online and talked. We loved the music and had an idea we could to do together and on Skype we collaborated together. We wanted to focus more on what we played live and produced more on what people like at the moment. Now the process is a lot different I'm just enjoying a lot of funk music recently I'm getting inspiration from samples from the 1970's. Adding disco funk and building a track from there. It's my new groove but the main thing is honestly keeping the roots of deep house and bringing full of melody. All we want to share is joy and happiness if people are appearing like that on my set that's all I want.

The crowds were huge at Outside Lands Music & Arts festival:
What's going through your mind when you're doing a live set how do you interact with your fans as you're playing your music?
Victorien: I'm just having fun I want the people in front of me to have a lot of fun. I want to bring people into my vibe and slowly build off of it. We really want to build our sets to start slow and go up like one of our tracks called control, which is just awesome people love it. I look on the app and I see 500 people saying they want to see us it feels good we're from almost across the world and 500 people like us. Today was awesome to see how people reacted. It feels really good


What advice to do you have for aspiring DJs in their own careers?
Victorien: The biggest advice is stick to what you really love and don't do what people want you to do it's easy to go with the wave but stick for what you believe in. When you're young you want to do what's trending because it's the thing, but when you grow up you change. Think about the future don't think about the right moment. Ask yourself, "How do you see yourself in 5 years?" Every time I produce a track and if I listen to this track I ask myself in 5 years will I like it or not? So try to set a future and just stick to what you really love. - AOL


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FDVM is a French DJ duo based in Paris and New York City. The group has performed at some of the biggest music festivals including Coachella, Burning Man, Mysteryland, Woogie, Outside Lands and Opex Festival. In 2016 alone, the group played alongside some of the top DJs in the world including Carl Cox, Andhim, Claptone, and Watermät.

Their original release "Brightest Light“ gained over 10 million streams on Spotify alone, and their total 
streams across all online platforms nears 100 million. FDVM’s music combines happy and groovy contemporary house elements, yet maintains the use of authentic acoustic instrumentation.These original releases have garnered support from some of the biggest artists in their genre, including Klingande, Bakermat, and Lost Frequencies.

Additionally, the group develops their brand through the monthly release of their mix podcast "Supernatural," which has featured guest mixes by Martin Waslewski, Mickey and Nhan Solo—label boss of Mother Recordings from Berlin. 

FDVM starts 2017 with a bang following their release "Make It Right" on the major Scandinavian imprint Disco:wax alongside the voice of the extraordinary singer Tyler Sjöström. The release quickly reached two million Spotify streams—a figure that continues to climb. The group has big plans for the year, as they map out their touring schedule around more massive follow up releases.

Keep your ears peeled, as 2017 is slated to be the group's biggest year yet.