We met FAKIEDJ for the first time on Last.fm, right from the start we knew him as a very active artist and a guy who is always trying to support the electronic music community.
The man behind FAKIEDJ is Felipe Pozuelo Botija and he is living in Alcazar de San Juan/Ciudad Real in Spain.
We are very pleased to give FAKIEDJ a platform here at our SCHALLWELLENMAGIE Blog to answer some of our questions and to introduce his track „Fuego Cruzado„.
FAKIEDJ – Fuego Cruzado (Original Mix)
Schallwellenmagie: Who or what has you most strongly affected to make music ?
FAKIEDJ: I am part of a musical collective of DJ´s here in Spain. I have always had dates for concerts , but this year i barel had only two dates….Why?
Because when organizing the schedule of the concert , in charge of opening the festival provided me , and this implies having to click on the first with little public, this is very hard for me.
After several parties with the same problem I decided to go on my own and started producing my own music to satisfy my creative needs.
Schallwellenmagie: Who are the artists with the biggest influence on your music?
FAKIEDJ: Specially Gui Boratto but also Oxia, Agoria, Extrawelt, Alex di Stefano, MotorcitySoul, I:Cube, Solee, Anthony Collins, Format B, Phonique, Jimpster, Marek Hemmann. Mathias Kaden….and earlier in my years as a drummer : Incubus Deftones Dredg Pennywise Nofx Bad Religion….and many more.
Schallwellenmagie: .How long does it take you to produce a track usually and at what aspect of producing you spent most of your time?
FAKIEDJ: Normally I play for hours on a single battery until I play the piano with a rhythm that I feel that is consistent with what at that time looking for. After that is giving way to go and listen again from the beginning.
Schallwellenmagie: What is the biggest challenge for you when creating a new track?
FAKIEDJ: Surely mastering and compression of the virtual instruments and samplers, beyond my control, we have much to learn even.
Schallwellenmagie: How difficult is it for you to find one point on which you can let stand a track how it is, without making changes again and again?
FAKIEDJ: To find this point is not difficult. I still do not consider myself a professional but rather a beginner in this cause. I think I have good imagination but I do not have training as a producer, everything is learned on my own. So when a song is close to the original idea I had and that correct term (and no longer go back to change it).
Schallwellenmagie: Tell us about the hard/software you are using to create electronic music.
FAKIEDJ: I am using several programs for the creation of my songs, Ableton Live, Logic, GarageBand, and others. As a team: a MacBook, Firewire audio interface and two MIDI controllers.
Schallwellenmagie: Your currently number one DJ/Live acts?
FAKIEDJ: My favorite DJ is Richie Hawtin …. certainly two years ago I attended a meeting in Valencia, 6 hours long … amazing.
Schallwellenmagie: What can we expect from you in the near future?
FAKIEDJ: In the near future I will have my own studio soundproofed, with a good sound, computer, and my analog Pearl drums and Zildjian cymbals my dishes with microphones, so combining the two worlds.
Do not rule out a future that makes a fairly rare type of direct, combining a Roland electronic drums and laptop.