To say Francis Preve is a great artist is to say the sun is a little bright. This professional is based in Austin, Texas just like his good friend Wolfgang Gartner. When I first heard his remix of Dragonette’s Pick Up The Phone I was completely overwhelmed. I became obsessed with it. This remix of the Canadian Synth-Pop group’s song begins with a distinctively catchy beat over indiscernible voices hiding in the background. Next it leads you to a head bobbin’ bass-line as a light melody introduces itself. Then before you know it Martina Sorbar starts singing and you’ve fallen in love.
Francis Preve has also remixed Deep Down by Josh Gabriel’s incredible Winter Kills project. Meredith Call’s voice is enigmatic and the incredibly addictive bass-line makes you beg on your knees for it to drop after each build. Recently Francis produced Marina that is featured on Armada’s Top 10 of May 2010 CD compilation. Marina is an unfathomable masterpiece that espouses the deepest sounds and melodies you may ever find. I’ll be listening to this in space once I finish building my rocket ship.
After nearly a decade of incredible productions, Francis Preve began DJing in 2006. He mixes it up pretty well between funky beats and deep rhythms. Without any hesitation, Francis Preve is who I declare #1 House producer of 2010. He is the Mesh favorite and I love dropping in his tracks in my own DJ mixes.