Since his discovery in 2006, French DJ/Producer Arno Cost has quickly moulded his reputation as one of the scenes most promising young talents. 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 David Guetta, Axwell, Avicii, Tiesto, Pete Tong or Sebastian Ingrosso just to name a few.
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, 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 in France. The same year, Arno also drops 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 remixes for the likes of Antoine Clamaran, David Guetta, Laidback Luke 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 Axwell 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 buddy Norman Doray, 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 a lot of artists like Moby, Zoo Brazil, David Guetta and Laidback Luke once again.
In 2008, Arno released electronic smash ‘Souvenir’ and ‘Golden Walls’, a 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 is gaining 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.
Over the past few years, keeping a busy schedule and touring all over the world, Arno Cost has kept on delivering quality music. His tracks “Cyan” (Cr2), “Lise” (Refune), “Lifetime” (Spinnin), “Head Up” (Size) and more recently, “NightVenture” (Size) show Arno’s abilty to produce different kinds of music and bring along heavy doses of melodic vibes and peak-time moments.
Arno is a man who is increasingly in demand and with the additional creative outlet of The Freshmakers at his disposal, his talent are now a source of acute excitement amongst DJs, producers and house music revellers alike.