You can say that Fanas’ music has swag, extracting its essence primarily from hip-hop and funk realms. But this bwoy’s taste is more eclectic than you think, and this mix showcasing his all-time favourite tracks that give him shivers is a certain proof for that. He welcomes the listener with contemporary hip-hop mutations that begin with some bouncy tracks from Mono/Poly and Moa Pillar. You’re beginning to immerse yourself in the beatmosphere but, wait, oddness is back with the bizarre cinematographer turned musician David Lynch saying a creepy electro-hail to you: “Good Day Today”. The mutant frenzy continues with the fine electro-house of Sinden and Kalbata remix of a Arabyrd hymn preparing the way for the madman Kidkanevil and Dutch technoid Dexter’s body-movers. Next, Fanas shows his appreciation for the dubstep’s innovative purveyors Jamie Grind and Mark Pritchard and pays some hommage to the demigod of beatmaking J Dilla, possibly his most important influence (not only for him, but for the whole new generation of nu-hip-hop enthusiasts). Master collagist Onra’s Mechanical track and the synth-funk erotic shaman Dam Funk’s Forever close this delightful set from Fanas making us anxious for his next release.
Fanas was born in a town on the shore of the Danube, where his mother, the ‘poetess’, was the first to wake his interest for art. Inspired by the simple Romanian folk music, made on the streets, and then by African rhythms, funk and jazz, Fanas began creating his own music searching for a style that would define him.
Paying attention to composition and rhythm, he has exercised his virtuosity by playing on the MPC, a sampling toy which he managed to maneuver polivalently, using his hands and feet. In his artistic CV, Fanas has 4 albums released so far, 3 solo albums and 1 with his hip-hop crew Beatehas (where he has collaborated with two legendary figures of the American hip-hop: Percee P and Brand Nubian’s Sadat X). As a constant to his esthetics, Fanas means Fanas contagious grooves: jazz-funk that now mingles with the club vide of electro.