Artist Spotlight: Frank Reynoux
This Friday marks the first release for Sense Traxx artist Frank Reynoux. Born and raised in London, he’s been playing Sense parties for the last few years in London and also Southend-on-Sea. Alongside DJing, Frank has been honing his production skills over the last year or so, with lockdown giving him time to concentrate more on making music. In January he released his first track as part of our Music Makes Sense VA, as well as an exclusive DJ mix selecting his favourite Sense tracks over the past 5 years. Now he steps up to the plate to deliver what we think is a banging EP - entitled “Dirty Love” - featuring 2 tracks inspired by Italo Disco and Classic House sounds. It’s already got support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Ilario Alicante, Claude VonStroke and Just Her - and it’s bound to get much more than that! You can pre-order here.
"Really looking forward to finally getting this EP out on Sense. I think it really reflects my love of Italo and house."
Ahead of his release we also sat down with Frank to ask him some questions so that you can get to know what he is all about:
What musical influences do you have? Any artists in particular?
This is always a difficult one because I think it’s really important to take influence from all different types of artists and genres. It’s almost impossible to narrow it down, but if I had to choose a few I would say: New Order, Patrick Cowley and of course Kerri Chandler! Currently I’m loving everything that Gerd Janson and Leo Pol are putting out, they’re geniuses! Here's two of my favourites of theirs:
What’s your first musical memory?
Probably just one of my first memories to be honest, not just musically - and anyone that knows me won’t be surprised by this - will be my Mum playing anything by George Michael in the car when I was younger.
Outside of house music what are your go-to genres?
80’s Pop without a doubt, and anything and everything Italo - but I guess they go hand in hand.
70s, 80s or 90s?
I think my previous answer probably explains this one. They are all great in their own way, but for me it has to be the 80’s so many unforgettable records were made during this period.
Favourite venue / party you’ve DJd at?
Another difficult one, I think the ones that stand out for me most were a very impromptu b2b with D’Julz at a Sense night, which I will never forget as he is a great selector and such a nice guy.
Or when we all played at Room 103 at Ministry of Sound with Maya Jane Coles headlining the main room. That was a pretty incredible experience as it was rammed!
In terms of venues, I was luckily enough to play in the main room at Space in New York when it was still open with my good friend Giros, that was special!
Frank Reynoux's EP "Dirty Love" is available to pre-order now on all the usual stores!