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François Kevorkian (°1954) is a French-born US DJ, remixer, producer and record label owner.



During that time, he was privileged enough to play as a guest DJ at such legendary venues as the Paradise Garage, The Loft, Better Days, Studio 54, Les Mouches, Buttermilk Bottom, and AM-PM, as well as a residency at New Jersey's Club Zanzibar on Fridays for over a year. The great success of his remixes led him to record producing, and his first work was the Snake Charmer EP for Island Records, utilizing an all-star cast of Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay, and Jaki Liebezeit. His career as a remixer and producer led him to work or collaborate with many more mainstream artists, such as Eurythmics, Diana Ross, U2, Kraftwerk, Mick Jagger, Ashford & Simpson, The Cure, Midnight Oil, Jimmy Cliff, Foreigner, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, The Fatback Band, Bunny Wailer, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, Cabaret Voltaire, and culminated in his involvement in mixing all of Kraftwerk's 1986 studio album, Electric Café. He mixed Depeche Mode biggest-selling album, Violator as well as many of their 12" club remixes.

Selected discography

As an artist

  • FK-EP (Wave Music) 1996
  • "Time And Space" (Wave Music) 1998
  • "Capricorn" (Wave Music) 2000
  • "Awakening" (Wave Music) 2002
  • "Enlightenment" (Wave Music) 2002


  • 'Frequencies' - 2 x CD - (Wavetec) 2006
  • 'Deep Space NYC (vol. 1)' (Deep Space Media/Wave Music) 2005
  • 'Live At Sonar' (SonarMusic) 2003
  • 'Body&SOUL NYC (vol. 1, 2, 3, 4) (Wave Music) 1998-2002
  • 'Deep & Sexy (vol.1)' (Wave Music) 2001
  • 'Choice: A Collection of Classics' (Azuli) 2002
  • 'Essential Mix - François K' (London/Ffrr) 2000

As a producer

  • 'Snake Charmer' Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay and Jaki Leibezeit (Island Records) 1983
  • "May The Cube Be With You" Dolby's Cube 1985
  • 'Species Deceases' Midnight Oil (Columbia Records) 1985
  • 'We're On The Move' Jamaica Girls (Sire) 1985
  • "Strong Enough" Loleatta Holloway (Active Records) 1992 co-produced with Yvone Turner and Alan Friedman
  • "Got To Be In Love" Barbara Mendes (Wave Music) 2003 co-produced with Eric Kupper
  • "Rootsman" U-Roy (Deep Space Media) 2005 co-produced with Russ Disciple

As a mix producer

  • 'Electric Café' Kraftwerk (Elektra) 1986
  • 'Violator' Depeche Mode (Mute) 1990
  • 'Erasure' Erasure (Mute) 1995
  • 'Blondosaurus' Rebecca (Sony Japan) 1989

As a remixer

  • "In The Bush" Musique (Prelude) 1978
  • "I Hear Music In The Streets" Unlimited Touch (Prelude) 1980
  • "You're The One For Me" / "Keep On" / "Music" / "Walk On By" / "Misunderstanding" D-Train (Prelude) 1981-1983
  • "Beat The Street" / "Never Give You Up" / "Send Your Love" / "Can You Handle It" Sharon Redd 1982-1983
  • "Body Music" The Strikers (Prelude) 1981 co-mixed with Larry Levan
  • "Let's Go Dancin'" Sparque (West End) 1981
  • "Situation" Yazoo (Mute) 1981
  • "Go Bang" Dinosaur L (Sleeping Bag) 1981
  • "Two Hearts Beat As One" / "New Year's Day" U2 (Island) 1983
  • "This Charming Man" The Smiths (Rough Trade) 1983
  • "Tour De France" Kraftwerk (EMI - Warner Bros.) 1984
  • "Lucky In Love" / "Just Another Night" Mick Jagger (Columbia) 1984
  • "Blue Light (12" Mix)" David Gilmour 1984
  • "Solid (As A Rock)" Ashford & Simpson (Capitol) 1984
  • "Zoolookologie" Jean Michel Jarre (Disques Dreyfus France) 1985
  • "Why Can't I Be You" / "Japanese Dream" / "Hot, Hot, Hot" The Cure (Fiction-Elektra) 1985-1990
  • "The Telephone Call" Kraftwerk (EMI - Warner Bros.) 1987 co-mixed with Kraftwerk and Ron St. Germain
  • "Personal Jesus" / "Enjoy the Silence" / "Policy of Truth" / "World in My Eyes" Depeche Mode (Mute / Sire / Reprise) 1990
  • "Radioactivity" Kraftwerk (EMI - Elektra) 1991
  • "Higher Love" Depeche Mode (Mute / Sire Reprise) 1994 co-mixed with Goh Hotoda
  • "Get Another Plan" Abstract Truth (Wave Music) 1996
  • "Sangue De Beirona" Cesaria Evora (Lusafrica / Wave) 1999
  • "Expo Remix" Kraftwerk (EMI) 2000 co-mixed with Rob Rives
  • “Hunter” Dido (Arista) 2001
  • “Swollen” Bent (Ministry Of Sound) 2001
  • “Josephine” Chris Rea Warner Bros. 2001 co-mixed with Eric Kupper
  • “La La Land” Green Velvet (Music Man) 2002 co-mixed with Rob Rives
  • “Community” Audio Soul Project (NRK) 2002 co-mixed with Rob Rives
  • "Forever More" Moloko (Echo) 2003 co-mixed with Eric Kupper
  • "Walking On Thin Ice" Yoko Ono (Twisted) 2003 co-mixed with Eric Kupper
  • “Aborigine’s Jam” Cirque du Soleil (Cirque du Soleil) 2003 co-mixed with Eric Kupper
  • “Aero Dynamik” Kraftwerk (EMI - Astralwerks) 2004
  • “Welcome Dub” Herbest Moon (Soundscape) 2004
  • “Disco Infiltrator” LCD Soundsystem (EMI UK) 2005
  • “Ride A White Horse” Goldfrapp (Mute) 2005 co-mixed with Eric Kupper
  • “Talk” Coldplay (EMI UK) 2005
  • "Here Comes the Sun" Nina Simone (Columbia) 2006

As an editor

  • "Happy Song" (bootleg) Rare Earth (labelled as: "Happy Song And Dance")
  • "Is It All Over My Face" Loose Joints (West End Records) with Larry Levan --uncredited on label--

Linking in in 2023

24→24 Music, 808 (film), About Face (album), Aerodynamik, Andre Lodemann, Armenians in France, Arthur Russell (musician), Atmosfear (band), Azuli Records, Bang (Greek band), Bear Witness, Bestival 2007, Big Thing (Blue Zone album), Boogie (genre), Boxcar (band), Boyd Jarvis, Chocolate Milk (album), Cirque du Soleil discography, Club Zanzibar, Coldcut, Compass Point Studios, D. Train (album), Dance Music Hall of Fame, Depeche Mode, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, DJ Harvey, DJ Harvey,, Dog Eat Dog (Joni Mitchell album), Draft:Le Son 7, Electric Café, Electric Picnic, Electric Picnic, Erasure (album), Erol Alkan, Escape from Television, Eurythmics, Exit (festival), Expo 2000 (song), Faze Action, Faze Action, Festival N°6, Forever More (Moloko song), France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Fred Zarr, French house, Glastonbury Festival 2014, Global Underground 033: Rio, Goodbye Is Forever, Greatest Hits (Jody Watley album), High (Lighthouse Family song), Hot Hot Hot!!!, Inside (Matthew Sweet album), Instincts (album), International Music Summit, Introns (album), Jah Wobble, James D-Train Williams, Jennifer She Said, Jephté Guillaume, Joe Claussell, Keep On (song), Kevin McKay (musician), Kevorkian, Kiss Me (Tin Tin song), Larry Levan, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (book), Late Night Tales Presents After Dark, Lehar (DJ), Lips Like Sugar, List of house music artists, List of post-disco artists and songs, List of Red Bull Music Academy lecturers, Love and Money (band), Love Fever, Love Never Felt So Good, Lucky in Love (Mick Jagger song), Martin Circus, Midnight Oil, Misia Remix 2000 Little Tokyo, MoMA PS1, My Bag (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions song), Nokko, Omid 16B, On Fire (Blue Zone song), Our Town (Marshall Crenshaw song), Paradise Garage, Passion (band), Personal Jesus, Planet Rock (song), Policy of Truth, Post-disco, Power and the Passion (song), Prelude Records, Quart Festival, Quentin Harris, Radioactivity (song), Rafael Cameron, Rare Cult, Remix, Remixed and Reimagined (Nina Simone album), Remixes 81–04, Renaissance (club), Renaissance Recordings, Ride a White Horse, Rockstar Games, Rodez, Sacrilege (album), Set the Tone (band), Situation (song), Sleepless (King Crimson song), Snake Charmer (EP), Sound Museum, Species Deceases, Strange Cargo (David Van Tieghem album), Talk (Coldplay song), Terry Burrus, The Automatt, The Best DJ Remixes, The Big Chill (music festival), The Magnificent Tree, The Singles 86–98, The Telephone Call, This Charming Man, Thomas Dolby, Three of a Perfect Pair, Tiefschwarz, Touch Dance, Tour de France (song), Upstairs at Eric's, Vertigo (Boxcar album), Violator (album), Vive Le Rock, Wave Music (record label), We Are Glitter, What Do the Stars Say to You, Why Can't I Be You?, Wild in the Country (festival), World in My Eyes, Yazoo (band), You Wanna Dance with Me?, You're the One for Me (D. Train song), Zoolook

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