French Waves

Julian Starke

French Waves tells a history of French electronic music through its feature documentary, web series, immersive website and international live tour. Starting in the 1990s with the genre’s creation in Detroit and Chicago, followed by an exploration of rave culture and the French Touch movement, and ending with the very latest generation of electronic music, French Waves tells the story of a societal and generational phenomenon. By featuring different perspectives from iconic artists, the project traces electronic music’s path through Generations X, Y, and Z as it is passed down from those who were twenty in the 1990s to today’s digital natives. With an emphasis on transmission, audacity, diversity, and togetherness, French Waves’s approach is very much in keeping with the philosophy that has driven the electronic scene since the very beginning.


Documentary Film, webseries, world tour concerts

In coproduction with Canal+ Group

International sales: Monoduo



Agoria, Agostini, Alain Damasio, Alain Wisniak, Bambounou, Bob Sinclar, Boston Bun, Breakbot, Canblaster & Sam Tiba (Club Cheval), Carl Craig, Céline Sciamma, Cerrone, Cézaire, Clara 3000, David Blot, Dimitri from Paris, Étienne de Crécy, Fakear, Fred Agostini, French Fries, Irfane, Jacques, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jerôme Viger-Kohler, Juan Atkins, Kartell, Laurent Garnier, Manu Casana, Miss Kittin, Modjo, Molécule, Para One, Pedro Winter (Busy P), Philippe Zdar, Rone, Superpoze, Terry Hunter, Valentin Stip


Author & director: Julian Starke
Director of photography: Lucie Ternisien
Editors: Sophie Pouleau, Isabel Lorente, Margaux Serre
Sound: Arnaud Toulon – Elliot Diener
Sound editor: Antoine Dahan
Sound mixer: François Loubeyre
Colourist: François Masingue

Web series

10 episodes of 5min
Broadcaster: Canal+, Dailymotion
Starring: Alain Damasio, Alain Wisniak, Bob Sinclar, Breakbot, Céline Sciamma, Cerrone, Dimitri from Paris, Fakear, Irfane, Jacques, Modjo, Para One, Rone, Valentin Stip

International tour:
screenings, masterclasses & concerts Paris, New York, Austin, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Punta Del Diablo, Montevideo, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Lisbon, Roma…
Participating artists: Boston Bun, Busy P, Canblaster, Cezaire, Clara 3000, Fred Agostini, Jacques, Kartell, Molecule, Myd, Para One, Sam Tiba, Superpoze

Main festivals