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Night Watch

French producer brings electronica to Royale

MADEON AT ROYALE

At Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. Friday, Aug. 29. 10 p.m. (ends at 2 a.m.). Tickets: $20-$30 617-338-7699, www.ticketfly.com

The Deal: In the summer of 2011, teenage producer Hugo Pierre Leclercq uploaded a video to YouTube in which he mashed up 39 different songs, his fingers furiously dancing from one button to the next. He sampled everyone from Gorillaz and Ke$ha to Madonna and Daft Punk, fashioning a singular track he titled “Pop Culture.” He took the name Madeon, and 25 million views later he has become a bona fide star in electronic music culture. Now 20, the French producer headlines tonight at Royale.

The Music: Madeon’s specialty is French house, with songs that dip and swell in ecstatic synth-based arrangements. Expect a set filled with relentlessly danceable music, touching on elements of disco and electronica throughout the night. Singles like “The City” and “Finale” are sure to have hardcore fans singing along.

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The Dress: Despite the venue imposing no specific dress code, the ritzy club environment of Royale suggests an outfit a little nicer than your usual Friday duds. Stated bluntly: “Dress like you mean it.”

The Tip: While Madeon may have reached the ripe age of 20, this is a 21+ event, so your underage friends will have to sit this one out.

Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta can be reached at raffaela.kenny-cincotta@globe.com
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