Tuesday, February 24, 2009
fakebeat is leon from dallas (previously toronto, new york, miami) and just turned 21. i mainly knew him from his blog french express where he always put up some classy french house selections. recently i heard some of his own productions and was really baffled as his music didn't actually sound that french at all but reminded me of the nineties in germany when house, trance-flavoured techno and goa was really really huge over here, with several big raves going down every weekend. although fakebeat told me he listened to a lot of that kind of stuff ever since 2000, he was also influenced by video game soundtracks and a heavy dose of motown music that his parents were playing to him before he was even born.
his track 'jellyfish' perfectly sums up the vibe from the good old days when techno was still exciting, the whole german youth was on drugs, mayday and the love parade were broadcasted live on a very young and promising german music channel and yeah well, everything was better. from what i can tell, people are nowadays calling this genre 'progressive house' and two of the biggest names in this scene, namely deadmau5 and nick warren from way out west already played fakebeat's 'jellyfish' out, making the kids go wild!
fakebeat - jellyfish
show fakebeat some love on myspace! and yes, i am aware that this is kind of a guilty pleasure. but if you don't feel this, you are either too young, too old or retarded.
Posted by aleks at 11:44 PM