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Fakear

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27, Apr 18 Manchester
Soup Kitchen,
UK
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28, Apr 18 Brussels
Botanique,
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30, Apr 18 Leipzig
The Distillery,
Germany
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02, May 18 Cologne
Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE),
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03, May 18 Berlin
Gretchen,
Germany
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04, May 18 Munich
Rote Sonne,
Germany
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05, May 18 Hamburg
Nochtspeicher,
Germany
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08, May 18 New York
Elsewhere Hall,
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09, May 18 Washington
Flash,
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11, May 18 Montreal
Théâtre Corona,
Canada
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12, May 18 SF Bay Area
Swedish American Hall,
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13, May 18 Los Angeles
The Standard Downtown - Rooftop Bar,
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18, May 18 Saint Brieuc
Art Rock Festival 2018, Art Rock,
France
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06, Jul 18 Tours
Domaine de Candé,
France
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08, Jul 18 Tours
Domaine de Candé,
France
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11, Jul 18 Dour
Dour Festival 2018, Plaine de la Machine à Feu,
Belgium
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03, Aug 18 Malestroit
Espace Maurice Melois,
France
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04, Aug 18 Malestroit
Au Pont Du Rock 2018, Espace Maurice Melois,
France
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23, Aug 18 Doncaster
Lost Village Festival 2018, Norton Disney,
UK
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08, Sep 18 Île-de-France
Elektric Park Festival 2018, L'Ile des Impressionnistes,
France
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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

27, Apr 18 Manchester
Soup Kitchen
UK TICKETS
28, Apr 18 Brussels
Botanique
Belgium TICKETS
30, Apr 18 Leipzig
The Distillery
Germany TICKETS
02, May 18 Cologne
Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE)
Germany TICKETS
03, May 18 Berlin
Gretchen
Germany TICKETS
04, May 18 Munich
Rote Sonne
Germany TICKETS
05, May 18 Hamburg
Nochtspeicher
Germany TICKETS
08, May 18 New York
Elsewhere Hall
US TICKETS
09, May 18 Washington
Flash
US TICKETS
11, May 18 Montreal
Théâtre Corona
Canada TICKETS
12, May 18 SF Bay Area
Swedish American Hall
US TICKETS
13, May 18 Los Angeles
The Standard Downtown - Rooftop Bar
US TICKETS
18, May 18 Saint Brieuc
Art Rock Festival 2018, Art Rock
France TICKETS
06, Jul 18 Tours
Domaine de Candé
France TICKETS
08, Jul 18 Tours
Domaine de Candé
France TICKETS
11, Jul 18 Dour
Dour Festival 2018, Plaine de la Machine à Feu
Belgium TICKETS
03, Aug 18 Malestroit
Espace Maurice Melois
France TICKETS
04, Aug 18 Malestroit
Au Pont Du Rock 2018, Espace Maurice Melois
France TICKETS
23, Aug 18 Doncaster
Lost Village Festival 2018, Norton Disney
UK TICKETS
08, Sep 18 Île-de-France
Elektric Park Festival 2018, L'Ile des Impressionnistes
France TICKETS