French Electronic Music to Look Out for in 2021

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Here are 5 French electronic music artists to keep an eye out for in 2021!


French electronic music has been on the rise in recent years, with a new generation of producers and DJs making a name for themselves on the global stage. Here are five French electronic artists to keep an eye on in 2021.

1. Maelstrom

Maelstrom is a Paris-based producer and DJ who has been making waves in the underground electronic music scene. His dark and atmospheric productions have earned him support from well-respected DJs such as The Bug and Scratcha DVA, and he has released music on respected labels such as Construct Re-Form and Tectonic Recordings.

2. Lena Willikens

Lena Willikens is a Cologne-based DJ and producer who first came to prominence with her residency at the legendary nightclub Robert Johnson. She is known for her lengthy DJ sets which traverse different genres, and her eclectic taste has led her to release music on a wide range of labels, from Latency Recordings to Cómeme.

3. Antigone

Antigone is a Paris-based producer whose angular and industrial techno productions have seen him release music on some of the scene’s most respected labels, such as Token Records and Prologue Music. He is also a member of the Imprints label collective, which has been responsible for releasing some of the best contemporary techno over the past few years.

4. Rrose

Rrose is an American producer based in Berlin whose dark and atmospheric productions have earned him releases on some of electronic music’s most respected labels, such as Ostgut Ton and Sandwell District. He is also a skilled live performer, having played at venues such as Berghain and Tresor, and his live sets are not to be missed.

5. Batu Batu is a Berlin-based producer whose dub-influenced techno productions have seen him release music on labels such as Timedance and Livity Sound Recordings. He is also one half of the duo Compa, with whom he has released two acclaimed albums, ‘Babylon’ and ‘Meeting Of The Minds’.

Who are the artists to look out for?


Jules is a French electronic music producer and DJ who is one of the artists to look out for in 2021. His music is a mix of house, techno, and disco that is perfect for dancing all night long. He has already released several tracks on major labels such as Ed Banger Records, and he has a residency at the famous Paris nightclub Le Bain. Be sure to check out Jules’ music if you’re looking for a good time.


L’Imperatrice is a French band that is rising in popularity in the electronic music scene. The band consists of seven members, all of whom contribute to the songwriting and production. The band’s sound is a blend of disco, synth-pop, and indie rock, and has been compared to that of Daft Punk and Phoenix.

The band’s debut album, Matahari, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for Best Electronic Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards, and the band has been praised for their energetic live performances.

L’Imperatrice is a band to watch out for in 2021. They are sure to have a big year ahead of them, and will likely see their popularity continue to rise.


Hoshi is a French electronic music artist who is definitely one to look out for in 2021. His unique blend of electro, synth-pop, and house music has earned him a loyal following among fans of electronic music. Hoshi’s debut album, “Les Étoiles,” was released in 2020 to critical acclaim, and he has already toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. Hoshi’s music is perfect for dancing or simply enjoying as background music, and his live shows are known for their high energy levels and visual effects. If you’re looking for a new artist to get into in 2021, be sure to check out Hoshi!


Daphni is the solo project of Dan Snaith, best known for his work as Caribou. Daphni’s style is a mix of house, techno, and experimental music, often made with old-school hardware like Akai MPCs. His debut album, Jiaolong, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim.

Since then, Snaith has released two more Daphni albums: 2014’s Vivre dans la nuit’ and 2020’s ‘Sirens’. He has also released a series of EPs and singles on various labels. His most recent release is the single “Tin,” which came out on his own label, Jiaolong Records, in 2020.

Daphni is known for his high-energy live sets, which often incorporate elements of improvisation. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. In 2017, he played a series of sold-out shows at venues such as London’s fabric and Berlin’s Berghain.

From the worldwide success of Daft Punk to the international popularity of Justice, French electronic music has been making waves for years. But what is it about this style of music that has captured the imaginations of listeners around the globe?

For starters, French electronic music is characterized by its catchiness and accessibility. Even if you’re not a diehard fan of electronic music, it’s easy to find yourself humming along to a catchy French tune. Additionally, many French electronic artists have found success by incorporating elements of other genres, such as indie rock or hip hop, into their sound. This has helped to broaden the appeal of French electronic music and make it more accessible to listeners who might not be familiar with the genre.

Finally, it’s worth noting that French electronic music is simply high-quality. From the production value of tracks to the creativity of artists, there’s a lot to love about this genre. If you’re looking for some new music to check out in 2021, be sure to give French electronic artists a listen – you won’t be disappointed!


In conclusion, these are just some of the French electronic musicians that we think you should keep an eye out for in 2021. While there are many other great artists out there, we believe that these specific musicians are ones to watch out for in the coming year. We hope you enjoy their music as much as we do!

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