Francois Kevorkian, better known as Francois K, is a dance-music legend. Moving to New York in the mid-seventies from his native France, Kevorkian originally set out to become a drummer, but was lured in by the local disco scene. Not long after joining seminal disco label Prelude as an A&R man, Kevorkian scored his first club hit, a remix of “Push Push in the Bush” by Musique. After a string of hits for Prelude and countless DJ gigs throughout the city, he formed Axis Productions in 1982 and quickly became one of the most sought after remixers of the new wave era. At 52 and already a member of the Dance Music Hall of Fame as both a DJ and remixer, Kevorkian is as busy as ever these days. He currently helms a weekly dub night in New York called Deep Space, heads his own Wave Music dance label and continues to revel in the art of the remix. Friday he celebrates the release of his latest album, “Frequencies,” available in stores on Tuesday. (Brad Knutson)
Francois K plays at Smart Bar on June 9.