Discovering Fakear

Discovering Fakear

So a good mate at Ninja Tune put me onto Fakear a few months back after his release of debut album ‘Animal’ in June 2016. I was on a music discovery hunt for a bit of travelling entertainment for the long journeys during a jolly around France for the Euros. Five games in six days would see my bladder put to the test along with my logistical and organisational skills. The amount of planning I put into moving my mates around France was monumental, so a beautiful soundtrack to calm me down was much required. Sending out a new music request returned some gems like Sepalcure– ‘Folding Time’Maribou State‘Portraits’ and Four Tet‘Randoms.’ The latter being an excellent pay what you feel album offered on Band Camp, an amalgamation of unreleased tracks with stems used in recent crowd-pleasing remixes. A favourite of mine was CHVRCHES “Leave a Trace” edit which used a stem from “Moma” the first track on Four Tet’s album.

Fakear fits in when travelling on trains, after big nights, calls for more downtempo than Four Tet. A friend forwarded me on the ‘Animal’ album was the first I’d heard of Fakear. A young French producer who amalgamates of deep European House heritage with sonic textures of UK and American electronic underground.

I feel that Fakear has produced an album that pushes the emotional capabilities of electronic music forward. “La Lune Rousse” shows mastery of tempos a song well placed to move both dances floors and minds, “Light bullet” is a beautiful collaboration with the gleaming fellow ninja Andreya Triana“Sheer-Khan” is a richly textured electronica and “Silver” deep downtempo soul track featuring Rae Morris.

 

I will be following his career, Really enjoyed the sound of this young producer who’s crafted an album featuring the very best of a new generation of electronic music.

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