Interview with

Fulgeance

Fulgeance’s music is a perfect blend of huge, synth-laced French Electro and modern Instrumental Hip Hop. Fulgeance takes club music into the realm of intelligent musical arrangements, yet always remains “dumb” enough to work the floor. Hyperactive by nature, his productions have served as a showcase for his MPC skills and rich musical heritage, establishing him as a rising figure in the French beat producer scene with growing worldwide recognition.
Whipping up dance floor funk worldwide,  he has established quite a reputation for himself, while repping the independent scene through the label Musique Large.

Facts

1:  never get hype

2:  play real “live” shits

3:  cooking & music is the same art

Questions

What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
I will say BLACK MUSIC in general, grooves, afterbeat, shuffle, all this way to play and produce always inspired me.

How and when did you get into making music?
First , I was bass player, and try to practice again this days…, but turntables bring me to MPCs and then computer producing. I was playing in unfamous band s, kind of fusion funk; trying to our own style, dark electronic funk, and then solo project happened because of different way to think about music between each musician.

What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
arggg I hate this kind of question because there is more than 5…. But:
Dabrye – One/Three
Roy Ayers – Ubiquity
Tortoise – Millions now Living will never Die
Dimlite – Runbox Weather
Weather Report – Black Market

What do you associate with Berlin?
“Unknown” because I have never been there, and its a shame, all my friends say its a wonderful and so open minded place… But I hope I’ll meet Berlin soon, I was about to play there with MPM/Hi Hat Club, but it couldn’t happen. I’m working on it.

What’s your favourite place in your town?
Pedestrian streets where you can find cool bars and cool mood. My town is called CAEN, in Normand ie, France.

If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Cooking and playing + study how to make video games (without sound & music…hehe…weird!)

What was the last record you bought?
Pharcyde – Runnin (J Dilla Most Beautiful Insmntl*), 2£ in London!

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Q Tip

What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
As performer, it was at Mondayjazz Birthday in Vilnius / Lithuania.

How important is technology to your creative process?
I’m not so high geek in technology, I use simple computer; old keyboards, and MPCs (more before…) My music (I hope) sounds Live, and is about to play live, so I don’t need something to hi tech to do it, but I must say I will go more and more in better gears etc, but I will always try to stay simple, because simpleness brings more interesting tricks to play live and to produce. The less you have, the more you do!

Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I have two sisters & one brother, and they are really proud of me I think, when they see me travelling and living just with music, as they are musicians too, I think they are really happy for me. Would love that everybody could live about what they want to do. I know I’m very lucky. But I worked hard for this and now is the good result I think.

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