Escaping anything to do with music would’ve meant that Lucien Foort had to move out of the Foort residence at the age of 4. That’s when his Mum & Dad, both gospel choir singers, decided to enrol him into music preschool where he developed the early beginnings of playing flute and xylophone whilst reading, writing and composing music.
When he enrolled in music school at age 10, he picked up saxophone as his main instrument and studied classical music and jazz whilst listening to synth-pop driven bands like Eurythmics, Ultravox, Cabaret Voltaire, Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode (to name a few) until his puberty driven recalcitrant rebellion drove him out of music school and into the newly developing rap and hip hop scene of '85 to ‘88. Being inspired by hardcore groups like Beastie Boys, Schooly D, Mantronix, Run DMC, LL Cool J and Public Enemy gave him a glimpse at the art of turntablism and beat mixing.
In 1989 Lucien teamed up by chance with Belgian producer Olivier Abbeloos and the two hit it off when they combined all those styles together and called their experiment ‘Quadrophonia’. It started a wave of rave-infused records that spawned a whole new scene altogether. Travelling the world saw Lucien philosophize on where this new developing electronic movement could be taken and after a rollercoaster world tour that lasted until 1995, Lucien focussed more on his own developing production and deejaying skills which led him to another world tour by 1998, this time conquering the world with a newly developed, fresh sound.
This gained Lucien worldwide residencies like Cream, Slinky & Gatecrasher UK, Mint and Pacha in Buenos Aires, Zouk in Singapore, Haoman 17 in Jerusalem and much much more.
He shared stages with artists like Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sasha, John Digweed, Armin Van Buuren and many more. Throughout his career, Lucien has focused on one thing only, developing himself into a better artist, performer and producer. His energy is contagious and he channels this energy onto the dance floor. Stay tuned for more Lucien Foort as he is and remains a musical force to be reckoned with.