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Fred Falke - Interview

Fred Falke is a French producer and composer of electronic music. He began his musical career as a bassist and then turned to production in the late 90’s. He composed notably the massive track "Intro" with Alan Braxe under the imprint Vulture Music. Their collaboration lasted a few years and they had time to work on several remixes for international artists such as Jamiroquai, Kelis, Goldfrapp or Van She. Fred Falke ensures the continuity of the French Touch movement, thanks to its instantly recognizable melodies always using effective bass lines. Today, we have the chance to offer you an exclusive interview with this French producer. It follows other interviews of French producers like Da Fresh, Muttonheads, Lifelike, Rodriguez Jr. or Paul Nazca. First of all, I wanted to thank Fred.

"Hello Fred,

If I’m right your latest track was a remix of Ke$ha "We R Who We R" released at the end of 2010 and that has been released on her album of remixes that has been published on March 22nd "I Am the Dance Commander + I Commander You to Dance". Could you please tell us in a few words the story of this remix and why this particular track?
> My remix « Tik tok » [another track of Ke$ha] was successful, so when they asked me to remix we « We are who we are », I said yes.

What will be your next release?
> A remix of Axel le Baron

If you look back to 2010, what can you say about it? What is your vision?
> I made a live in Auckland (NZ) on Christmas Eve, placing 2010 under the sign of music…

2010 is over. For 2011, what can we expect from you? New tracks of course? A compilation maybe? An album?
> More releases to come, starting with the track “Look into your eyes” under Work it Baby.

After you gave us all these info about your music news, we would like to go back to your roots. Could you briefly tell us how did you become a DJ and producer?
> The bass sound of “Thriller” fascinated me, so then I bought a Minimoog, a tr606 and a 4 tracks cassette recorder. It was the start…

You've already worked with legends like Alan Braxe, Kris Menace, but you were also a remixer for The Whitest Boy Alive, Eric Prydz, Sugababes, Digitalism, U2, Pnau and Sia with the famous "Clap your hands". What do you prefer: create your own music or remix music from others?
> Both are very different, the flexibility required for a remix doesn’t exist for an original creation. I appreciate to work on my own track as much as the remix.

More precisely, how do you choose to remix this or that track in particular?
> I just listen to it and if I like the song, then I accept the demand for the remix.

At the beginning of your career, did your family understand what you wanted to do? And now are they proud of what you achieved along the years?
> My family has always supported and encouraged me.

A few days ago we had an interview with one of your old friends Kris Menace. You released your first single "Omega Man" on the label Kris, Work it baby, and followed by "Music for my friends" always on the same imprint. What does this mean for you after all these years?
 > My encounter with Kris and when I was working without a computer!

Is it possible that one day we hear again a production of your duo with Alan Braxe?
> No

What is your vision of the electronic music scene in France?
> I am delighted to see young labels like DARLING RECORDS performing well, following the movement we initiated years ago.

Besides music, what are your hobbies?
> Video games and cinema.

Before we conclude this interview, is there something you would like to add?
> I’ve just made the acquisition of a pinball machine of the 70’s, it is in my studio next to my CS80 and it rocks !


Fred, to conclude this interview, we have a few more questions for you. Sometimes one word is enough!

The track you advise us to listen to in your discography?
> “Home” with Ellie Goulding [Indeed Fred co-wrote and produced with Ellie Goulding, "Home"]

An artist you would like to work with, one day?
> Vangelis

3 words to define your music?
> Cobra Space Adventure

MP3 or vinyl for your mixes?
> Aiff

The software you use to produce?
> Ableton live & pro-tools

A privilege, that your status of DJ gives you access to?
> I can go to clubs with trainers.

Your favorite track these days?
> « Reflections of divine love » by Stuff and « 1901 » by Phoenix

Fred, thank you very much for your time you devoted to Actualites Electroniques especially for this interview. We look forward to your next productions and I hope I’ll have the chance to see you in France for a mix. A bientôt!

Dj Aroy


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