In the Summer of 2009, the young Marseillan Mathieu Hocine a.k.a Kid Francescoli accepted an invitation from a friend newly installed in New York to visit the Big Apple. With no particular itinerary, he embarked on a two-month adventure, a period he would later describe as “one of the happiest in my life.”
This time of child-like adventure would spurn a romantic and musical relationship with Julia, whose name graces Francescoli’s album, With Julia which is the soundtrack to their love and break-up story. Kid Francescoli hired magicians of the French electronic elite, putting Simon Henner (a wizard with analog synthesizers from the band Nasser) in charge of production, while Krikor adds the final touch with brilliant mixing. The LP will be released on March 16.