Nous Horizon


Nous Horizon is Yuksek's great studio album comeback, following his last album, Living On The Edge Of Time (2011). Yuksek's characteristic sound, midway between post-disco, house, and pop, shines through on its various tracks. Even more than on Living On The Edge Of Time, Yuksek shows his talent as a singer. Nous Horizon is an album of mostly duets, invitations to sing together ("Break My Heart", "Sunrise", "Sweet Addiction", "Stay"), featuring Greek singer Monika, French pop bands Her, Juveniles, Kim, and Roman Rappak (Breton). His new melodies are sunnier than before; his beats and production more subtle. Airy, but still conveying a touch of hedonism in its most club-friendly sounds, Nous Horizon is Yuksek's writing of a musical story. At the start of the 2000s, Yuksek released a series of maxis and then two albums: Away From The Sea (2009) and Living On The Edge Of Time. Those records laid the foundations of a sound that uncompromisingly combined pop, disco, and electro. Then in 2013, he set up his own label Partyfine. It is now home to artists such as Clarens, Weekend Affair, Get A Room!, Jean Tonique, Juveniles, TEPR, and Villa. Since the end of his international tour, Yuksek has moved on from live performance and has been working from his studio at the French National Drama Center in Reims. Since 2013, he has collaborated with Chassol, Keren Ann, Yaya Herman Dune, JD Samson, Boston Bun, The Magician (Peter & The Magician), and Alex Metric (The Alexanders), all while continuing to make remixes (Lana Del Rey, Phoenix, M83, Gorillaz, Empire Of The Sun). Yuksek has also devoted a lot of time to writing for cinema, television, and the stage. He composed the philharmonic orchestral music for the original soundtrack of Valérie Donzelli's movie Marguerite et Julien, which was in competition at the 2015 Cannes Festival, and music for a Ingmar Bergman play performed by Sophie Marceau on the Arte TV channel. He also wrote the instrumental arrangements for director Ludovic Lagarde's 2014 adaptation of L'Avare (The Miser) and has composed music for documentaries.