Photo: Guillaume Zenses
FLUPKE is the electronic alias of Jérémie Revel, Strasbourg-based multi-instrumentalist and guitarist from madcap electro-funk band The Fat Badgers.
FLUPKE has been evolving in a musical environment since his earliest years. He learnt to play guitar at the age of 3 with his father, then was involved in various rock bands with which he built his stage experience. Through the years, he opens up to jazz, funk and electronic music such as IDM, and obtains his jazz guitar diploma in 2016 at the Superior Conservatory of Bâle. Flupke shows a strong musical background, filled with variety, that can be heard in the originality of his compositions.
IOAHI, his debut 7-track EP contains electronic and ambient sonorities, and shows a rare precision in production, perfectly balanced between boom bap-like shifted beats and deep hypnotising melodies. He covers a wide range of influences, from Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins to Siriusmo or Aphex Twin.
The French musician likes to experiment, his production process goes beyond plugins: he mainly uses his 70’s Kawai E-120K organ, his guitar and various synths, and sometimes can even record drums by banging objects on a table, or improvise up to 15 vocal tracks to record choirs.
KK K KK (DJ EARL REMIX)
We’re proud to present this international connection between French multi-instrumentalist FLUPKE from Strasbourg, and one of the lead producers of the Chicago Footwork scene: DJ Earl. The result is an energic, MPC-based reinterpretation of the originally chill track “Kk k kK” sped up to the iconic 160BPM range. Earl’s syncopated kicks are blasting over a shivering synth line while FLUPKE’s spaced out sounds resonate in between. The tension grows so high sequence after sequence that it’s hard to keep your feet still.
After presenting his new electronic solo project in March, Strasbourg-based producer FLUPKE gathered his friends and family to revisit some tracks from his debut EP, IOAHI. From downtempo ambient to club bangers, this remix EP features label regulars like Domotic or Skeuv and Leopard DaVinci from The Fat Badgers, as well as upcoming producers like Nocto, Difracto and Lanza (FLUPKE’s brother) or even the jazzy broken beat band Emile Londonien.
This is the debut EP from Strasbourg-based multi-instrumentalist and The Fat Badgers guitarist FLUPKE. IOAHI EP takes you into a colorful trip through ambient and downtempo soundscapes. The name FLUPKE comes from a 30’s comic book character, from which the global mood of the EP reflects a candid and off-the-wall approach.