Electronica, Musical Artist


Who is D'EON?

Chris d'Eon is a Canadian electronic musician, singer-songwriter and producer based in Montreal, Quebec. He is most notable for the split EP he had released with fellow Canadian musician, Grimes and his musical eclectism, which encompasses various electronic, pop and world music genres.

d'Eon's first release was a split album by Omon Ra, released in 2009. It was followed by a cassette, Wa Al-’Asr, also released in 2009. His subsequent debut album, Palinopsia, was released in 2010. His subsequent release, Darkbloom was a split EP featuring Grimes and gained attention from various music publications, including Spin, Pitchfork and Exclaim!. His second album, LP, was released in 2012.

d'Eon's eclectic musical style met with a critical acclaim. Andy Kellman of Allmusic compared his musical style to "vintage new age and contemporary experimental electronic artists, '80s mainstream pop, throwback house, and left-of-center R&B" and noted "Arabic, Iranian, and Turkish" influences. He was also compared to Oneohtrix Point Never and DJ Deeon. Alex Hudson of Exclaim! describes d'Eon's music as a juxtaposition of genres such as "Chicago footwork, new jack swing, UK drum & bass and trip hop. Ambient and Tibetan music elements in his music were also noted.

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on July 23, 2013


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