57Florian Ruiz-Picasso (born 21 February 1990), better known as Florian Picasso, is a Vietnamese–French DJ and record producer based in Cannes. He is a great-grandson of the well-known artist, Pablo Picasso. He gained recognition for collaborations with Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki. In 2016, he was ranked by DJ Mag at 38th on their annual list of Top 100 DJs.
Picasso was born in Vietnam and was adopted by Marina Picasso, a granddaughter of the famous artist, Pablo Picasso. He was gladdened when Kanye West named his album, The Life of Pablo after his great-grandfather. He started making music at the age of 13, when he would perform at events in his boarding school. He became more serious about his musical career at the age of 19. He currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland.
Picasso has performed at major music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland He has been performing in big clubs since he was 16 years old, has opened for acts like Swedish House Mafia and began headlining his own shows. On 27 April 2015, he released “Can’t Stop” as a single with fellow producer Tom Tyger via Mixmash Records. On 16 November 2015, Picasso released “Want It Back (Origami)” as a single.
On 29 June 2016, he released a single titled “Final Call” through Armada Music under exclusive license from Protocol Recordings, a label run by Nicky Romero.
The song peaked on Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart at 39. An official music video was published by Protocol Recordings, it was directed by Fauns / Clubbing Vision. On 23 November 2016, it was announced that Picasso signed a deal with Spinnin’ Records, with whom he released a single titled “Cracked Wall” on 2 December 2016.
Florian Picasso, Dj / Producer / Radio Presenter