Lazy Flow, native from Paris, is a member of the House of LaDurée. From the extravagance of New York to the ghettos of Abidjan, he distills his love for diversity in all his sets.
As an Electronic music Producer and DJ, his numerous influences guide him in fusing genres brilliantly. This lead him to signing his productions on labels like Record Makers, Nervous, Southern Fried, Moshi Moshi or Ya Basta.
He’s collaborated with renowned artists such as Gala Horace Andy, Todd Terry, Sebastien Tellier, Philippe Cohen Solal, Kissy Sell Out and Kiddy Smile, and he ventures throughout Europe, electrifying clubs and festivals, sharing the stage with big names artists : Major Lazer, Anitta, Keith Murray, Armand Van Helden, Die Antwoord or also Bomba Estereo.
Starting out as a DJ for rappers and in skateboard competitions, Florent Cortesi alias Lazy Flow, producer and DJ originally from Paris, equally discovers a passion for electronic music and a knack for composition.
Since 2008 his productions has been released on record labels like Nervous, Main Course, Mental Groove, Southern Fried, Bad Life, Wagram, Ya Basta, Fogbank, Folistar, San City High, Youngunz,… He collaborated with Gala, Philippe Cohen Solal, Kiddy Smile, Tagteam Terror and Malente, made remixes for Horace Andy, Todd Terry & J Paul Getto, Sébastien Tellier, DJ Click, Funkystepz, The Very Best, Acid Washed or Onyenze.
From 2010, he stayed very active as party planner in Paris (Point Ephémère, Nouveau Casino, Concorde Atlantique, Petit Bain, Social Club, L’Alimentation Générale,…). 2012 he hosted a radio show on Nasty FM (UK) with guest mixes from Rogerseventytwo, Joao Brasil, Lars Moston and more.
In March 2014 he released his first LP “MOYO MOYO” (HEART HEART in Swahili) on the Austrian label Big ’N’ Hairy. He composed, recorded and mixed 10 tracks blending electronic and acoustic world sounds. This project is going from Cumbia to Afrobeat via Hip-Hop and Baile Funk. MOYO MOYO is the result of all the wonderful encounters with artists and singers during the past three years like Anbuley, Isa GT, Gazelle, Saadi, Tigarah, Mo Laudi, Matthew Wasley, Macky Ruff, JourneytotheEnd and Jean-Jacques Berthieu.
Mid 2014 he teamed up with Maral Salmassi to relaunch Television Rocks records which gives him the opportunity to fully express himself as an A&R and starring Swick, DJ Edgar, Mighty Mark & TT The Artist, DJ Comrade, Cobra Krames, Mace, R-Ash, DJ N.K., Chong X, Banginclude, EQ Why, DJ Tiga,…
April 2015 he releases his first compilation on French label Folistar, bringing together old and new schools under one flag, House music. “Lazy Flow Presents: Paris’ House Finest” with the Eiffel tower as a symbol of global reach; showing what the “Frenchies” are still able to do in the matter.
Fifteen exclusive tracks with as much producers, also available as a mixtape hosted by a MC (DSL) featuring Bustafunk, Matt Mendez, Alec Carlsson & Josh Jaqk, mOnsieurWilly & Flamingo, Madji’k, Digikid84, Kevin Oz, Lazy Flow & Jerome Badini, Rude Jude & Old Sab, Prosper & Dorian Parano, Altered Beast, S7777 & Forbidden Foreplay, Dudley Slang, Kaptain Cadillac and The Phantom’s Revenge.
Lazy Flow‘s debut album MOYO MOYO was the first step of an on going series of collaborations and live performances that lead him to assemble the band « Lazy Flow & The Snakes » including musicians (Julian Getreau, Ludwig Nestor, Gabe Bridgewater, Vally Sulliman) and singer (Philippe Aglaé). They rocked the place at La Défense (Festival Chorus), Festival Träce (opening for Naive New Beaters at Virtuoz Club and for DJ Click at Tamanoir), Maison Daniel-Féry (opening for General Elektriks), Bagneux (France ô Folies, Copaca’Bagneux), Le Nouveau Casino (Paris), L’Auditorium Seynod (Haute-Savoie), La Scène Bastille (Paris),…
In 2016 he discovered the breadth of Voguing culture by participating as sound engineer, alongside the iconic French artist Kiddy Smile, to the soundtrack of Gabrielle Culand’s documentary “Paris is Voguing”. Very touched and fascinated by this movement he made his first steps as a DJ. Then in 2017 he joined the first French House of Voguing House of LaDurée and, with the alias of L.Y.F., became the first French producer of Ballroom. His beats quickly cross borders because of their originality in which he brings with ease his various Afro-Latin influences within this music.
Played alongside: Armand Van Helden, Major Lazer, Anitta, Die Antwoord, Haddaway, Bomba Estereo, Thievery Corporation, General Elektriks, Boys Noize, Naive New Beaters, Joke, Nero, Oneman, Kissy Sell Out, Zombie Disco Squad, Housemeister, Congorock, DATA, Daniel Haaksman, Bambounou, L-Vis 1990, Stefano Ritteri, Para One, Surkin, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Mightyfools, Martelo, Sinden, Homework, Astronomar, Douster, Myd, French Fries, Teki Latex, Bok Bok, DJ Mixwell, Mawimbi,…
DJ sets: Paris (Machine du Moulin Rouge, Wanderlust, Grande Halle De La Villette, Elysée Montmartre, Trianon, Alhambra, Favst, Bellevilloise, Seine Musicale, Badaboum, Nüba, Flow, Bains Douches,…), Esplanade de la Défense (Nanterre), 4 Sans (Bordeaux), Lyon (La Plateforme, DV1), Le Rafiot (Strasbourg), Le Chat Noir (Dijon), Isola 2000 (Les Pistes Électroniques), Roubaix (Paysages Électroniques), Nancy (L’Envers Club), Lille (Supermarket), Nantes, Grenoble, Annecy, Tours, Avoriaz, La Baule, Orléans, La Rochelle, Metz, Clermont-Ferrand,… Razzmatazz (Spain), Belgium (Fuse, Mirano), United Kingdom (The Den, 53 Degrees, The Legion, Orange Rooms, Sketch), Germany (Nektar Beach, Tempelhof), Switzerland (Fri-Son, Loft Club, Salzhaus Winterthur), Italia, Czech republic, Luxembourg,…