France Rocks CMJ 2014 Party

France Rocks 2014 CMJ Showcase
8 PM – Midnight
32 Mulberry St, New York, NY


8pm: Cleo T

9pm: Andrea Balency

10pm: François Ier

11pm: Olivier Stark

Ages: 21+

About the Artists:

ANDREA BALENCY is a 22-year-old Mexican-French electro art-rock pop singer who’s supported James Blake, Kimbie and The Cure on tour. Balency’s ‘Walls’ EP is a hauntingly beautiful mix of elegant hooks, soul-tinged indie electro, ethereal soul dubstep and a fairy-like voice. Read More


10/22 @ LE BARON (9PM) | 10/25 @ Coco66 (10 PM)


CLEO T opens the curtains on her glamorous chiaroscuro theater in ‘Songs of Gold & Shadow’ recorded by legendary John Parish, and feat. Robert Wyatt. Cleo’s songs blend symbolist harmonies and ancient tones into a dark, delightful romanticism à la Nouvelle Vague. Read More


10/21 @ Rock Shop (7 PM) | 10/22 @ LE BARON (8 PM) | 10/24 @ Bitter End (5 PM)


Francois 1er 3FRANÇOIS IER, aka François Giesberger, is an emerging producer from Toulouse of considerable talent. Combining the influences of psychedelic sounds like Pink Floyd with more experimental music, François has quickly bridged visual and sound arts into a unique brand of progressive house with a repetitive and powerful structure specific to modern electronic music. Performing on the most famed stages of Toulouse, François Ier has gained visibility from Mouv’, Trax Magazine, Inrockuptibles, and DJ Mag. He has released two EPs, including “Neptune” in June via Boxon Records. Read More


10/22 @ LE BARON (10 PM)


dj olstark 2DJ OL’STARK A fixture in Paris and on the downtown New York scene, DJ Ol’Stark has been resident DJ at Nublu in the East Village, is a favorite of the very chic Chinatown club Le Baron, and a yearly highlight of the Paris Rare Groove Festival. Before becoming DJ Ol’Stark, Olivier built his reputation as one 90s Paris’ top party organizers. Combining a vast knowledge and influence on both the New York and Parisian scenes, Ol’Stark’s sets are legendary for their eclecticism and unique yet grooving spins. Read More


10/22 @ LE BARON (11 PM)




Listen to the playlist below and find out more about French music at CMJ here: France Rocks CMJ Artists