French DJ Jean-Christophe Le Saoût became Wax Tailor in 2004 with the release of his EP, Lost the Way. His first full-length album, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies, came out two years later, featuring orchestral hip-hop and trip-hop tracks that unravelled like a movie scenario. With a strong following in France, Wax Tailor embarked on a world tour, assembling a four-piece band and incorporating video to translate the sweeping, cinematic feel of his music. In 2007, he released his follow-up, Hope & Sorrow, a more vocally-driven album thanks to contributions from songstress Charlotte Savary and spoken word artist Ursula Rucker. In the Mood for Life came out in 2009, followed by Dusty Rainbow three years later and By Any Beats Necessary in 2016.