Lucien Foort boeken
Being born within a musical melting pot and learning his abc´s alongside taking music lessons, didn’t give him an opportunity to escape his natural born talent. Rotterdam based dj and producer Lucien Foort studied saxophone and orchestra for eight years. Growing into adolescence, he moved on to rock, rap and rave, playing in different bands and experimenting with different music genres.
In 1995, Lucien takes up deejaying and develops his own signature style. In 1998 his more progressive productions under the moniker “Funk Function” (the Empress series) and his “Dutch Liquid” productions (with Ron Matser) find their way into the record crates of the high and mighty of the dance scene, namely Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Sasha and John Digweed.
Luciens career speeds up with worldwide DJ residencies in clubs like Gatecrasher UK, Mint and Pacha in Buenos Aires. He is a frequently booked at big festivals like Dance Valley (NL), Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, Homelands, Creamfields, Roskilde and Two Tribes Australia. Meanwhile he compiles and releases his first mix compilation called ‘Singularity’ which puts him on stage with the likes of Roni Size, De La Soul, Carl Cox, Ferry Costen, Paul Oakenfold, Armin Van Buren, Tiësto and many more. In 2001 Lucien is asked to do a prestigious “BBC Radio One Essential Mix” for which he get’s nominated by the British Muzik Magazine. His crowded schedule still allows him to get in the studio to produce remixes for labels such as Additive, Bedrock, Polydor, Positiva and SONY BMG.
Lucien scores once again as an internationally acclaimed DJ artist with his mix compilations “Singularity II” and “Slice”. In 2005 Lucien co-produced the club anthem “Bleeep!” on Toolroom Recordings UK. He remixed Roger Sanchezs hit “Lost” and Marly’s “Saturday”. After completing these remixes, he co-produced the follow up to “Bleeep” called “Bassification” which was released by Toolroom Recordings UK too. Lucien hits the studio again at the end of 2006 to mix and compile the second “Sneakerz” album. Meanwhile his production “Colour My Eyes” appears on Tiësto’s mix compilation “In Search Of Sunrise 5”.
The years 2007 and 2008 were full of exciting developments. Lucien produced some new tracks and most of them landed directly in the hands of big record labels. The sound of Love was signed to Biglove, the soulful house track The Shame got picked up by Ministry Of Sound label Hedkandi whilst Shake your Rump landed in the arms of Dutch House Hit label Sneakerz Music.
The summer of 2009 has been one of the busiest spinning seasons for Lucien. Gigs in Greece, Turkey and Egypt as well as festivals like Dance Valley, Mysteryland, Sneakerz Festival and clubs all over Holland have made him one of the most in demand club DJ’s. In 2010 he remains one of Hollands most booked house-dj, spinning at trendsetting events like Fame=Dutch, Mysteryland, Lief festival and internationally in Morocco, Crete, Egypt and Bulgaria.
His single “Stand Up 4 Love”, in collaboration with I-Fan, was released on Peppermint Jam and became a club hit on TV channel TMF and several radio stations.
Lucien is currently working on fresh material in his newly build studio facility and has teamed up with top-line writers in Sweden and the UK. His alter ego Funk Function is also back in business and his label Multitracks Recordings is due to release records again in the beginning of the year.
2011 will also see some newly forged collaborations. Lucien is welcomed as a partner at Steel Entertainment Group (a daughter of international TW Steel) from the set out.
His expertise and musical talent will give name and shape to their music division and are of great value in educating a new generation of djs and producers who will be represented by Steel Artist Management.