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Fakear

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23, Nov 18 Boston / Cambridge
House of Blues - Boston,
US
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07, Dec 18 Istanbul
Zorlu PSM Studio,
Turkey
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08, Dec 18 Paris
La Machine du Moulin Rouge,
France
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14, Dec 18 Lyon
Transbordeur,
France
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15, Dec 18 Lille
Magazine Club,
France
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29, Dec 18 Toulouse
Le Bikini,
France
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23, Jan 19 Amsterdam
AFAS Live,
Netherlands
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24, Jan 19 London
O2 Academy Brixton,
UK
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28, Jan 19 Stockholm
Berns Terrassen,
Sweden
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29, Jan 19 Oslo
Rockefeller,
Norway
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01, Feb 19 Hamburg
Docks Hamburg,
Germany
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02, Feb 19 Berlin
Verti Music Hall,
Germany
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16, Apr 19 Frankfurt
Zoom,
Germany
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17, Apr 19 Berlin
Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei,
Germany
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18, Apr 19 Munich
Hansa 39,
Germany
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Fakear is Théo Le Vigoreux - an uncannily suitable name for a young producer whose energy is seemingly limitless. At 24 years old, Fakear has already taken his globally-tuned dance music across the world, playing shows from London to Tokyo, supporting Bonobo and selling out Paris’ prestigious Olympia in 2015. The journey that’s led to 2016 and his debut album, Animal, has been three years and 4 EPs long. One of them reached the top 10 in France, and his mus...

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Fakear is Théo Le Vigoreux - an uncannily suitable name for a young producer whose energy is seemingly limitless. At 24 years old, Fakear has already taken his globally-tuned dance music across the world, playing shows from London to Tokyo, supporting Bonobo and selling out Paris’ prestigious Olympia in 2015.

The journey that’s led to 2016 and his debut album, Animal, has been three years and 4 EPs long. One of them reached the top 10 in France, and his music has drawn the attention of M.I.A., AlunaGeorge, DJ Snake, Annie Mac, The FADER and ODESZA - one of many peers who’ve asked Fakear for remixes.

But the real journey, of course, goes further back. Le Vigoreux was born in Caen, Calvados, Normandy - an ancient part of France, and the same place William the Conqueror came from. His parents were musicians too, and they raised him on a steady diet of of Maurice Ravel symphonies, and songs by Ismael Lo and Cheb Mami. By the time he got to high school, he was listening avidly to Daft Punk, and had obtained an electric guitar. Before long he’d joined a ska-punk band with Gabriel Legeleux, who’d go on to become fellow rising star in French electronic music, Superpoze.

By 2013, he’d kindled a buzz in Cargo de Caen, creating a reputation under the name of Fakear ("Fake Ears” in English.) His electronic collages were inspired by influences as divergent but inspiring as the post-dubstep scene in London, and the films of Miyazaki. He found his way to Paris, where he signed with the independent French music label Nowadays Records, and released the EP Sauvage in June 2014.

Subsequent single “La Lune Rousse” gained millions of listeners across Spotify, Soundcloud and French radio, and this helped him to debut on the international level. A few months later, his musical voyage led to Japan, and rumination on his childhood’s ghosts changed his art's inception deeply. “This Country gave me a finer desire for music, and a greater attention to detail,” he told Canal + around the launch of his EP Asakusa. “It has been a personal and musical stage that I exceeded. All my pieces are like that: the pictures of my sensations and of my imagination in a precise moment. I am not the same as yesterday, and not the same as tomorrow”.

In 2015 he decided to take a break from the Parisian metropolis, and moved to the mountains. “I needed it, to seize a new primary “something”, something wild and authentic”. It was in this new setting that Fakear crafted his debut album Animal. The album title recalls the wolf silhouette that he has tattooed on his forearm. Chez Fakear, the machines never filter the instincts. Instead, they are amplified.

Animal ranges from the flamenco refrain of “Sheer-Khan”, through the original composition with Andreya Triana (Bonobo) on “Light Bullet”, to a stunning collaboration with Rae Morris, a new pop star in-the-making with whom Fakear maintains an elegant complicity.

Throughout the album, Fakear ensured that his electronic methodology enhanced, rather than limited his raw instinct. He built sounds from memories and from talismanic items; The result is an album as suited to the dance floor as it to listening under the stars, or in the moonlight of the “Lune Rousse”. In the studio as on the boards, Fakear’s music is lively, incarnated and instinctive. Definitively Animal.

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Forthcoming Events

23, Nov 18 Boston / Cambridge
House of Blues - Boston
US TICKETS
07, Dec 18 Istanbul
Zorlu PSM Studio
Turkey TICKETS
08, Dec 18 Paris
La Machine du Moulin Rouge
France TICKETS
14, Dec 18 Lyon
Transbordeur
France TICKETS
15, Dec 18 Lille
Magazine Club
France TICKETS
29, Dec 18 Toulouse
Le Bikini
France TICKETS
23, Jan 19 Amsterdam
AFAS Live
Netherlands TICKETS
24, Jan 19 London
O2 Academy Brixton
UK TICKETS
28, Jan 19 Stockholm
Berns Terrassen
Sweden TICKETS
29, Jan 19 Oslo
Rockefeller
Norway TICKETS
01, Feb 19 Hamburg
Docks Hamburg
Germany TICKETS
02, Feb 19 Berlin
Verti Music Hall
Germany TICKETS
16, Apr 19 Frankfurt
Zoom
Germany TICKETS
17, Apr 19 Berlin
Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei
Germany TICKETS
18, Apr 19 Munich
Hansa 39
Germany TICKETS