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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.
With a surname like his, it was perhaps inevitable that Florian Picasso would emerge as a creative type. But Picasso isn’t just a clever alias that hints at this producer’s inventiveness. Indeed, Florian actually is the great-grandson of the famous surrealist painter — and he makes music under his real name too. Although he’s unlikely to go down in history in quite the same fashion as his great-grandfather, for a contemporary group of EDM fans he continues to be one of the most exciting names in the scene.
Renowned for collaborations with Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki and well-received appearances at Tomorrowland and Ultra, Picasso first started making music at 13 and graduated to DJing at big clubs by the time he was 16. He’s also repped some of the biggest labels in the EDM scene, with Dutch behemoths Armada and Spinnin both calling on his services in recent years. A devilishly diverse DJ/producer, Picasso is equally likely to emerge with a slamming electro-house number as he is more progressively-inclined works. And at only 27 years young, who’s to say that the best isn’t yet to come?
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