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Electronic Music Rising Star Joris Delacroix

This year for Halloween, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy,  the National Hotel is hosting Miami’s first Electronic French Bal Masqué with electronic music rising star Joris Delacroix. Invited by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Joris Delacroix will play for the first time in Miami. This free event is an opportunity to dance in an authentic and beautiful art deco hotel in Miami Beach and discover Joris Delacroix latest single, Start the Engine! Get your mask on and get your tickets NOW!

About Joris Delacroix:
1998, a summer camp party is in full swing. A shy kid in a corner is watching all the others having fun. Suddenly Da Funk (Daft Punk) begins to play and a miracle happens: the girl he is secretly in love with comes over and asks him to dance. Joris Delacroix has discovered the power of the dance floor!

Joris began to play the piano at a very early age. Then as a teenager, he dreamed of becoming Axl Rose before returning to his first passion: house music in the clubs of Montpellier in the South of France. To alleviate the boredom and seclusion of life in his little village in the Gard region, he began to work on production. Finally, his music caught the ear of the resident DJ at the Bar Live, Greg Delon, who signed him to Nîmes label WOH Lab. His first success in 2011, Air France, attracted interest from Antoine Kraft, manager at Savoir Faire.

In 2014, Joris joined Universal before going on tour with The Avener, Feder and Synapson in 2015. A perfectionist honing his musical language, he returned to the piano and revised his classical composers – particularly Bach – in search of new harmonic inspiration. Today, the shy kid is running the label that discovered him, headhunting talent for Way Of House. His new album consummately bridges electronic trance and melodic poetry.

About the Single “Start the Engine”:
With his first single, Start The Engine, and its video directed by Santiago & Mauricio and produced by Division – a furious ode to pariahs of every kind – Joris Delacroix conveys a powerful (and extremely autobiographical) message: fulfillment is not a question of context; don’t worry about what the majority think; trust in what you love. Shunning the cult of ego, the former shy kid takes refuge behind his music and a videogame avatar, now at one with his instruments. Superheroes are often just ordinary guys. It was released on June 16th.

About the Album:
French Touch and minimal techno have left their mark on Joris Delacroix, but he has clearly moved on with his new album – the third since he first went to WOH Lab in 2011 to make Romm With View. French Touch has left him with an affinity for sampling and beats with elastic kicks that suggest Alan Braxe, while minimal has given him a strong sense of outline and a fondness for prioritizing texture over mass. When he returned to the piano, he also immersed himself in the arcana of analogue synthesizers, experimenting with rough, accidental sounds on his Moog. These explorations led to an pop and ade always shaped by a love of melody – we come across Synapson, the Montmartre duo and female singers Ornette, Findlay and Pauline Lopez (half of Part Time Friends).

Social Media: Facebook @jorisdelacroix, Instagram @joris_delacroix

The participation of Joris Delacroix is made possible thanks to the support of French Embassy Cultural Services and the National Hotel Miami Beach.

Electronic Bal Masqué
Saturday Oct 28: 8pm - midnight
National Hotel
1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dress Code : mask
Click here to reserve your free entrance