Henri PFR: Butterflies, Orchids, and Sugar

Henri Peiffer aka Henri PFR is the latest rising star coming out of Belgium’s electronic music scene. He has already racked up millions of video views, attracted hundreds of thousands of fans and followers on social media, landed a major label distribution deal with Sony Music and has had multiple singles charting in the top 5, earning support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Robin Schulz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Lost Frequencies, among others. All of this and he is not even 25 years old yet. Henri’s musical path began with classical piano and music theory training at age six. By the time he was 16, he would be discovered by Armin Van Buuren who signed Henri to his Armada label, releasing his first two singles, one of which, “Tarida,” peaked at #2 in the Belgian charts.  A remix of German producer Robin Schulz’s 2015 album title track “Sugar” and a co-production credit for “Wave Goodbye” would be followed by having three original Henri PFR tracks released through Sony Music.  By 2016, he would notch his first multi-monthly charting and Platinum status single with “Until The End.” 2017 represents awards and acknowledgements. Beginning with winning Belgium Radio’s”Pure Newcomer Award” at the D6bels Music Awards, followed by winning an “Orchid” in the Culture category at Walloon Brabant’s Orchid Ceremony and topping it off, being named winner of the “International Newcomer of the Year Award” by Fun Radio DJ Awards during last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. 2018 has continued to be fruitful for the young musician. Most notable is a recent single release “Catching Butterflies.” For the track, Henri brought in super producer HIDDN (credits include: Yves V, MATTN, RIVERO) to work out the disco inflected tropical summer festival anthem. Bottomlining it, “Catching Butterflies” is the perfect soundtrack to sunny days and sunset moments. Additionally, Team Henri PFR has launched a campaign to be included in this year’s DJ Mag’s famous Top 100 DJ Poll. Will he enter the top 100?  There’s a good chance that he will. Wouldn’t that  be quite the accomplishment.

—Catherine Strickland

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