Maxime Iko


Maxime Iko is a Parisian self-made DJ and producer. Born in 1982, he was at first a passionate clubber, fascinated by music, hanging out in Paris clubs like Rex Club or Le Pulp. Passion for music soon became voracious and took over the rest. In 2008 he started mixing at the famous Paris club „Les Bains Douches“ with Dj Wild. Then producing in 2011 when he joined Steve Lawler’s label Viva Music with his first release „Voiture Pullman“. His music is influenced by his interest in cinematography, in gothic and gay culture. Pitched down vocals, atmospheric Synths, slapping claps & funked up basslines. Whatʼs most important to him in music is groove & sensuality. Maxime Iko initiated in 2011 the gay party „Cockorico“ at Rex Club, Paris with Stefan Beutter mixing techno and sexy people. In 2014, they created „Le Bal Con“ mixing all kinds of crowds dancing like crazy to the sound of electronic music and enjoying outrageous art performances happening on stage or through the audience. Maxime played with DJs like Ellen Allien, Miss Kittin, Vitalic, Oliver Huntemann, Gui Borrato, Marc Houle, Efdemin, John Talabot, Todd Terje, Marc Houle, Heartthrob, Troy Pierce… In 2012 Maxime started a new experience designing the sound dressing of Steffi Christiane’s fashion show in Paris. In 2015 he started a collaboration with french producer Markus Gibb (Lumber Noire) creating 3 EPs under the name IKO&GIBB on the label Tici Taci. He’s now joining Bpitch for an upcoming EP.

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