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Fakear

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13, Aug 21 Biarritz
INSANE FESTIVAL 2021, Plan d'Eau,
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10, Sep 21 Nice
Crossover Festival 2021, Palais Nikaia,
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22, Sep 21 Brussels
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01, Oct 21 Caen
Le Cargo,
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02, Oct 21 Laval
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06, Oct 21 Lille
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16, Oct 21 Bordeaux
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19, Oct 21 Lyon
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22, Oct 21 Lausanne
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26, Oct 21 Toulouse
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27, Oct 21 Montpellier
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28, Oct 21 Clermont-Ferrand
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30, Oct 21 Lorient
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04, Nov 21 Paris
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12, Nov 21 London
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19, Nov 21 Amsterdam
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20, Nov 21 Warsaw
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05, Mar 22 Reims
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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

13, Aug 21 Biarritz
INSANE FESTIVAL 2021, Plan d'Eau
France TICKETS
10, Sep 21 Nice
Crossover Festival 2021, Palais Nikaia
France TICKETS
22, Sep 21 Brussels
Botanique - Orangerie
Belgium TICKETS
01, Oct 21 Caen
Le Cargo
France TICKETS
02, Oct 21 Laval
6PAR4
France TICKETS
06, Oct 21 Lille
Le SPLENDID
France TICKETS
07, Oct 21 Luxembourg
Den Atelier
Luxembourg TICKETS
08, Oct 21 Reims
La Cartonnerie
France TICKETS
10, Oct 21 Berlin
Gretchen
Germany TICKETS
13, Oct 21 Orléans
L'Astrolabe
France TICKETS
14, Oct 21 Rennes
L'Étage
France TICKETS
16, Oct 21 Bordeaux
Krakatoa
France TICKETS
19, Oct 21 Lyon
Le Transbordeur
France TICKETS
20, Oct 21 Strasbourg
La Laiterie
France TICKETS
22, Oct 21 Lausanne
Les Docks
Switzerland TICKETS
23, Oct 21 Dijon
LA VAPEUR
France TICKETS
26, Oct 21 Toulouse
Le Bikini
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27, Oct 21 Montpellier
LE ROCKSTORE
France TICKETS
28, Oct 21 Clermont-Ferrand
La Coopérative De Mai - Grande Coopé
France TICKETS
30, Oct 21 Lorient
Hydrophone
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04, Nov 21 Paris
Le Trianon
France TICKETS
12, Nov 21 London
Canvas
UK TICKETS
19, Nov 21 Amsterdam
Melkweg Upstairs
Netherlands TICKETS
20, Nov 21 Warsaw
Klub Smolna
Poland TICKETS
05, Mar 22 Reims
La Cartonnerie
France TICKETS