Lucien Foort (1969) has been around for years on the international dance scene. The 'Dreadman' is a striking figure, known for his energetic DJ sets, full of progressive electronic house, soulful sounds and masterful productions. He does not only act as a DJ and producer but also as a radio jockey, and he owns the music company Music Melody Paradise and the brand Southend House Music (responsible for festival productions, jewellery and clothing).
Lucien Foort has an extensive musical background. He started music at the age of nine and played the saxophone in a band for eight years. At sixteen, he began his professional music career as a saxophonist and singer in the symphonic pop band 'Do not Panic'. Later, he rapped in the hip-hop band The Funky Tribe. In 1989, he broke out internationally with the name 'Quadrophenia’, with the same rave track. He tours the globe as a result.
In 1994, Lucien took his first steps into the world as a house DJ in different clubs in Rotterdam. Since 1994, he releases his progressive house records under the name ‘Funk Function' and tech house tracks (like ‘Scream / Funky' in 1998) under the alter ego 'Dutch Liquid’, which is the project name for a band consisting of himself and Ron Master. His productions like the Global Underground compilations were picked up quickly by famous names such as Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, Danny Howells, Dave Clark and Sasha. The latter even commenting "his stuff is unbelievably amazing". In 2000, he released his first compilation 'Singularity'.
Lucien acquired the status of top DJ, with highlights including performances in world's best clubs like Gatecrasher (UK), Mint and Pasha (Buenos Aires) and a set at Dance Valley 2001 (mainstage) 50,000 house freaks. The British dance magazine Muzik nominated him in the category 'Best BBC Radio One Essential Mix'. Even with his busy schedule, he still finds time to dive into the studio to produce remixes for labels such as Additive, Bedrock, Polydor, Positiva and SonyBMG. He brings his own productions on his record label Multi Tracks, a label that is currently inactive but will probably in the future, be revived in digital form.
With his mix compilations 'Singularity I and II’ and ‘Slice’, Lucien was once again put on the map as an internationally sought artist. After a hectic world tour, he decided to focus on his love of production and the radio. After his successful Friday program on ID & T Radio, he got a five-hour show on Radio 3FM in 2006. Lucien presents every Saturday night from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, the hottest tracks of the moment on the program 'Loose!’.
In 2005 Lucien began a collaboration with Martijn ten Velden. The magical duo released their first joint single 'Bleeep!’, at Toolroom Recordings UK. Lucien still continued his solo work with his composition ‘Color My Eyes' which came on Tiësto's mix compilation, ‘In Search Of Sunrise 5' and he also made remixes for Roger Sanchez' hit 'Lost' and Marly's 'Saturday'. He then made ten Velden and a second single, ‘Bassification’. Lucien spent the end of 2006 in the studio with Erick E, creating and producing the second 'Sneakerz' mix album. After some well-deserved months of sabbatical in Jamaica in 2007, Lucien dove later that year into the club scene and the studios, for the track ‘Sound of Love’ featuring Mitch Crown and many others.
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