Sick track. Dope production. I’m pretty much obsessed.
“I’ve been seeing all, I’ve been seeing your soul Give me things that I wanted to know Tell me things that you’ve done.” Chet Faker wrote to NPR about Drop the Game… in his very own words, “Everyone has these notions of what someone else wants, and it becomes this massive game.”
That’s some Real talk, Mr. Faker. Real. Fucking. Talk.
Croon-Master Faker, whose name is an ode to jazz great Chet Baker, is one of my favorite ‘new’ faces on the music scene as of late. He’s come out with a plethora of recordings in the past couple of years; his originality is striking — he embodies a sort of nostalgic inertia, a certain je ne sais quois, a sense of the ineffable even… he makes the foreign sound familiar and the familiar sound foreign.
Oh and Flume is fantastic. The 22 year old Australian electronic musician is gaining notoriety as a fresh-ass beat-maker and this track is a perfect example of his sound. He’s the kind of musician (//musician’s musician) you just want to have a conversation with (Mr. Faker is too, duh)… at least, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to after reading this interview, in which he cites Flying Lotus as a big influence and talks about how with music “you can just do weird.” Word. The weird is what’s up.
Drop the Game, recently released off Flume & Chet Faker’s Lockjaw EP is worth a listen… or maybe ~20-30 listens… in a row. Let’s be real.