Dance music producer, remixer, and DJ Pierre-Alexandre Busson, known foremost as Yuksek, studied piano at a conservatory for several years prior to recording as DJ Pea and joining a series of bands, including the electropop, new wave-inspired Klanguage.
The Reims, France native went by Yuksek as early as 2002, when he initiated a series of EPs for Hypnotic Music presented by Fafa Monteco. Additional 12" releases for Hypnotek, Rise, Relish, and I'm a Cliché, along with remixes of tracks by Chromeo, Teenage Bad Girl, and Birdy Nam Nam, preceded the first Yuksek album, 2009's Away from the Sea, released on Barclay. Over the course of the next few years, Busson added a sizable batch of remixes to his discography, including ones for the Prodigy's "Invaders Must Die," Moby's "Mistake," and Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." Second studio album Living on the Edge of Time, released on Barclay in 2011, offered a tightly concentrated set of Busson's most melodic, song-oriented material. Meanwhile, the producer continued to release non-album singles and EPs, such as the first release for his Partyfine label, subsequently a home for releases by Black Yaya and Peter & the Magician (the latter a duo consisting of Busson and Aeroplane's Stephen Fasano). By early 2015, Busson's discography had swollen with remixes of Katy Perry's "Peacock," Empire of the Sun's "DNA," and Lana Del Rey's "Brooklyn Baby." ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi