Mickael Jeanneret is one of a handful of talented rising French
DJ-producers signed to Yoyaku, the Paris-based record label, record
store, and booking agency. As Janeret, he performs regularly through
Europe, but has also toured through Japan, Australia, and the
Americas, acknowledged for his energetic sets that incorporate
minimal house and breaks. He’s also widely known for his production
work: a steady stream of exceptional EPs have established him as
“pretty much a purchase-on-sight artist, which is a rarity,” writes
one Discogs user.
Janeret grew up in Grenoble, a city in south-eastern France, but has
called Paris home since 2010. It was around this time that he began
“taking production seriously,” he explains; his earliest experiments
had started several years earlier. He marked his relocation to the
French capital with a slew of releases on various imprints, but it
wasn’t until 2015’s Heat EP that Janeret began to feel comfortable
with his production methods and style, a smooth take on deep house
with a solid groove.
The reception of these early works saw Janeret sign to Yoyaku, now a
flag-bearer of the French minimal music scene. Under the supervision
of Varhat and Benjamin Belaga, the two co-founders, Yoyaku has
launched a number of sub-labels through which Janeret and his peers
have released, including YYK no label and Aku.
Elsewhere, Janeret also heads up Joule Imprint through which he has
released music from Teluric and Roger Gerressen, among others.
Janeret launched the label with his 2016 Bright EP which featured a