Bobby FrenchRequest Talent
A fixture at top LA venues including Warwick, Hyde, Doheny Room, Bootsy Bellows, Poppy, Avenue, and Highlight Room, Bobby French also frequently supplies the soundtrack for special events from brands such as Netflix, Fox Motion Pictures, HBO, Vevo, Samsung, Verizon, and Spotify as well as private parties for celebrities including Kate Hudson, Puff Daddy, Charlize Theron, and Elon Musk. Whether he’s playing for global luxury icons like Louis Vuitton or tech titans such as Apple, Tesla, and SpaceX, he remains true to the turntable techniques that shaped him.
Forging soundtracks for a wide spectrum of events, he plays a cross-section of styles that effortlessly incorporates a little bit of everything—from old-school hip-hop/ R&B to 80s, Funk, Soul and Oldies.
When he’s not behind the turntables or working on music, Bobby French can be found scouring record stores and indulging a lifelong sneaker addiction.
When you are a performer of Bobby French’s caliber, and one of the most highly sought after DJs in Hollywood nightlife, you can often find yourself in situations where you are at a loss for words. “‘Puffy wants to talk to you.” I was doing an event in Texas and I got hit up to do a party for him. You answer the phone, ‘Yo Puff whattup,’” French laughs. “It’s sort of those weird and surreal moments.” But as a DJ, French’s body of work speaks for itself. Born in France but raised in LA, he became “obsessed” with scratching and battling at fifteen. After years of practice he discovered playing for crowds. “I learned to mix on my college radio station. I came to DJing in a kind of backwards way, I learned to scratch before I learned to mix.”
It is precisely that “backwards” evolution that French prides himself on. Known for his impeccable mixing and technical scratching, his sets transcend genres with a seamless mix of Hip-Hop, 80’s, Oldies and everything in between. Outside of regular gigs at Hyde, Bootsy Bellows, Warwick and countless other LA venues, Bobby is a favorite in Las Vegas, Miami and New York. Celebrity clients include Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Janet Jackson and Katy Perry to name a few. French has been named one of ‘LA Best DJs’ by CBS.com and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Nylon, Flaunt Magazine, and US Weekly. Bobby French tours globally and has opened for notable acts including Miguel, Macklemore, Kelly Clarkson, and Demi Lovato. He’s also appeared on prime-time mainstays like the Katie Couric show.
Bobby is a fixture in the hospitality industry as well, spinning tracks for SBE’s private events, Viceroy Hotels, The Roosevelt Hotel, and more. Some of his corporate clients include: Apple, Microsoft, Activision, HBO, Fox, Google, Samsung, Tesla, Netflix, Google, NBC/ Universal, Verizon, Spotify, Vevo and Luis Vuitton. He has played SXSW, Paris Fashion Week and many high profile weddings in LA, Mexico, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs.
Despite his success he has not forgotten his roots in Turntablism. “There is still an incredible subculture on that side of the spectrum and I try to incorporate it as tastefully as I can. There’s this line you figure out. I try and do small subsets where I weave back and forth with a coherent flow. You want to build an audience up and keep them there.”
Specialty: Open Format
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Client List: Viceroy Hotels, Standard Hotels, SLS Hotel, MR C, Hotel Beverly Hills, Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood, Chateau Marmont, ABC Network, HBO, Pinkberry, Intermix, Beachmint, Pink Taco, Nike Sportswear, Microsoft, Victoria, Secret Swimwear, Treyarch, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, YPO, Cartoon Network, SBE Events, Community in Schools, Art of Elysium, Brooks Brothers