Arno Cost Biography Since his discovery in 2006, French DJ/Producer Arno Cost has risen through the ranks from one of the scenes most promising young talents to the firmly established artists he is today. With his musical sensibilities residing within the realms of electronica, disco and house, Arnos’ production and remix work has attracted praise from some of dance music’s most formidable figures, including Pete Tong, David Guetta, Moby, Tom Novy and Sebastian Ingrosso.
Arno Cost’s talent stemmed from his parents keen interest in exposing him to music from an early age. Brought up on a diet of pop music, Italo-Disco and later, the innovations of the seminal ‘French Touch’ such as Daft Punk and Justice, Arno’s appreciation turned into creation as he took his hand to production in 1999.
Fast forward to January 2006 and the fruits of Arno’s labour paid off after being signed to Serial Records along with his two close friends; Norman Doray and Pierre de la Touche. The trio found their big break in the form of collaborative single ‘Let U Go’, producing under the guise The Freshmakers. The single enjoyed heavy airplay on French radio as well as finding favour with many prominent DJs including Didier Sinclair, Antoine Claraman, Hoxton Whores and Muttonheads. Arno subsequently dropped a remix of Greyster’s ‘Under the Fuse of Love’, which was immediately picked up by Pete Tong and entered the UK Club Charts at no.2, remaining a favourite for many weeks. The rest of 2006 was spent making The Freshmakers’ remixes for the likes of Da Sushiman, Rilod and Serial Crew and pushing his own solo production ventures on imprints such as Cr2 and Kontor.
Arno’s name was lavished with a great deal more attention in 2006 following the release of his first smash hit, the elegantly crafted ‘Magenta’ which he composed alongside Arias. Pete Tong and Tom Novy’s adoration of the track was no secret, and with an arresting rework from Dave Spoon, ‘Magenta’ became something of a DJs secret weapon the world over. It was in fact the most played tune at The Amsterdam Dance Event that year. Arno’s next Cr2 release was 2007’s ‘Apocalypse’ with Norman Doray. A heady concoction of sweeping composition and thumping house rhythms, the single was a favourite with Eric Prydz and Steve Angello and was given a tough rework by Sebastian Leger. With no doubt as to the potency of Arno’s partnership with production buddies Doray and de la Touche, the status as France’s answer to the Swedish House Mafia is one increasingly linked to the Parisian contingent. Arno has been called on to remix for Laidback Luke, David Guetta and Zoo Brazil’s ‘Kalle’ on Nero Records.
In 2008, Arno released electronic smash ‘Souvenir’ and ‘Golden Walls’, collaboration with Sweden’s John Dahlback. Both received glowing reports and support from the likes of Axwell and Steve Angello. Arno’s status as a major international DJ has gained serious momentum having played shows at The Sydney Freedom Dance Festival and a Cr2 night at Matter in London. Most notably in late 2008, the famous radio station RADIO FG chose Arno to mix its new compilation CLUB FG, following on from David Guetta the year before.
2011 saw a new flurry of hot productions hit the waves for Arno Cost. First, he unleashed the dancefloor smash “The Days To Come” via Atlantic Records. Produced with fellow Parisian Arias, Arno delivered another club focused cut that displayed both his astute appreciation of melody and his innate ability to get the floor moving, drawing yet more plaudits from the likes of Pete Tong and David Guetta alike. “Lise” which immediately followed on Refune, merged dark, underground production techniques with a main room, floor-filling sensibility. A peak time hit, the track was once again supported by Guetta, Tong, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso amongst many others.
Arno was also on hand for two high profile remixes during the latter stage of 2011 too. At the end of the summer he delivered a stunning remix of Moby’s ‘Lie Down in Darkness.’ Arno picked the track from the seminal American electronica artist’s latest album and made it his own with a superbly crafted remix. Next up, having played alongside him in Ibiza throughout the summer, Arno remixed David Guetta and received further widespread acclaim with his interpretation of ‘Titanium.’
Into 2012 and Arno’s productions have been ruling the waves once again. ‘Trilogy,’ his collaboration with Laidback Luke and Norman Doray was a melodic and punchy, big room number that was met with sheer adulation upon its release via Mixmash Records. Once again reminding people of Arno’s innate club track sensibility, ‘Trilogy’ will remain part of club folklore for generations to come.
Arno continues to travel the world with demand for his DJ’ing skills at an all time high. A regular in Ibiza throughout the summer, Arno spends the rest of his time being flown from continent to continent as he tours Australia, Brazil, India, The USA, Europe and beyond. As he spreads his musical vision far and wide it’s clear to see that Arno Cost is not a passing fad within dance music. He’s all about the long haul!!
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Arno Cost + John Dahlback - Golden Walls (Recovery House Records) 2012
Arno Cost , Laid Back Luke + Norman Doray - Trilogy (Mixmash Records) 2012
Arno Cost - Lise (Vandetta Records) 2011
Arno Cost - Cyan (Total Fitness Records) 2010
Arno Cost - Darling Harbour (CR2 records) 2010
Arno Cost - Apocalypse (Kontor Records) 2008
Arno Cost - Magenta (CR2 Records) 2007
Moby (Arno Cost Remix) - Lie Down In Darkness (Little Idiot) 2012
David Guetta (Arno Cost Remix) - Titanium (F*** Me I'm Famous)2011
Arno Cost + Nicole Otero (Arno Cost Remix) - Sun Shine Song (ICompilations) 2012
Dirty South (Arno Cost Remix) - The End (Superstar Recordings) 2008
David Guetta (Arno Cost + Norman Doray Remix ) - Delirious (Ultra Records) 2006