This week's podcast is from Funkstörung-member-gone-solo Michael Fakesch.
Michael Fakesch was one half of celebrated German duo Funkstörung, who called it quits last year. You might know Funkstörung for their glitchy remixes of Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Lamb and even Jean-Michael Jarre, but these days Fakesh is going solo, and he's busier than ever. He's has just released his sophomore solo album, Dos on !K7 in collaboration with ace vocalist Taprikk Sweezee, who also co-wrote the songs. The album combines a taste for eighties funk with noisy arrangements and broken beats - a bit like Prince tuned in at slightly the wrong frequency if you like. Check out some samples for Dos at the link below.
Fakesh also has his fingers in other pies. He makes music for television commercials, he's been working on film soundtracks, and he's also just remixed Booka Shade and Herbert, continuing to add his trademark glitch and upfront sense of melody to some of the bigger artists in dance music. Out in the clubs, Fakesch does live sets which combine the soulful vocals of Sweezee with dirty electronics, but he also DJs, perhaps most regularly alongside the most impressive !K7 roster, which these days is bringing the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Ewan Pearson, Joakim and Hot Chip to the party. Londoner's can catch a taste of Fakesch in the flesh at the upcoming !K7 party at The Key on November 24th.
For his RA podcast, Fakesch sprinkles in a healthy dose of his own productions with a broad selection of noisy funk from the likes of Mouse on Mars, Luke Vibert and The Emperor Machine. Check it out.
Three answers from Michael:
What have you been working on recently?
Many things. I just finished my album 'Dos' together with Taprikk Sweezee and I've also just done remixes for Booka Shade, Herbert and Paul Haslinger (Ex-Tangerine Dream). Besides that I created some sound designs for Toyota, BMW, Disney...and not to forget the soundtrack for the shortmovie 'Glas' by Bert Haanstra.
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded at Cafe King, Munich. All additional editing was done in my studio in Rosenheim.
What are you up to next?
Holidays in Thailand...