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.