At the age of 14, Adrien discovered electronic music thanks to his brother, who introduced him to mixing on vinyl. His first experience in a club with Jeff Mills was a decisive turning point. "The Wizard" played with 4 turntables, and the sound of Detroit literally galvanised Adrien, who met his passion that night.
At the age of 17, Adrien embraced the house culture and became a resident at the Red Lion, followed by Nikki Beach in 2005.
Dissatisfied with the music scene in St Tropez, Adrien moved to New York and later Paris in 2010, becoming a resident at the Plaza Athénée. A chance meeting with Pharrell Williams and an aborted remix project gave rise to a new artistic direction: Adrien founded Villanova with Marc Bianco, creating the track "Phenomenon" which caught the attention of Art Department and Agoria. A second track, "Take You", opened the doors to top international clubs and festivals. Laurent Garnier even recognized them as new French talent in the 2nd volume of his book "electrochoc".
They went on to tour the world and collaborate with legendary artists such as Larry Heard.
In 2016, Adrien met Vincent, Tobias and Raphaël, launching Indie Beach in St Tropez, and hosting some of the biggest and craziest parties there had been in a long time.
Adrien became artistic director of Indie Beach and Pablo, booking artists like Mochakk, Folamour, Dj Tennis, Agoria, Martinez brothers, Jamie jones, Ricardo Villalobos...
On The Loose (Feat. Elbi) - Rebirth
5 OClock in The Morning ft. Flowers and Sea Creatures (Club Mix) - My Favorite Robot Records
Les Gobelins (Original Mix) - Cocoon Recordings
Beautiful (Amine Edge Edit) - Denote
Phenomenon (Original Mix) - Denote
Agoria - For One Hour feat. Scalde (Villanova Remix) - My Favorite Robot Records
Today, Adrien continues the Villanova project on his own, performing numerous gigs both at home and abroad, he is a staple of music throughout St Tropez, with historical residencies at Pablo and Indie Beach during the Summer season. His unique sound and DJ sets continue to excite and delight guests as they manage the delicate balance of old and new. The powerful vocals and razor-sharp beats invite audiences to immerse themselves in the sounds of Villanova.
While many artists are known to play just for entertainment, or some that do it for passion - Villanova does it for both.
He has released several well received tracks on Cocoon recordings, Sapiens and Watergate records and received support from artists such as Jamie Jones, Dixon, Keinemusik, Agoria, Blond:ish, Kaz James and Seth Troxler.