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Fr33fall – A Coin has Two Faces

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FR33FALL is the hybrid alter-ego of Kaushik Banerjee. Transitioning from the front of the console to behind has been a self-discovered journey for him. Infatuated and inspired by the underground music in New Delhi, India – he had ventured into the world of his own. FR33FALL lives and experiments with Deep House, Progressive and Minimal Techno and intends to experiment with natural monologues and industrial sounds. Having opened for innumerable acts – both Indian and international over the past 2 years, FR33FALL style of storytelling through sets have earned him a loyal following of fans, among his peers as well.

What would you be doing today if not for this interview?

I am an ad guy, my day starts how a corporate life looks like. Early morning drive to the office, create campaigns for brands and the journey backwards home. The magic starts back at home in my small studio, the night is what I have for myself to rediscover myself, write down my emotions and take a sonic journey in the world of sounds.

What music are you producing or DJ'ing

I like exploring lucid and dreamy synths, if I put it down in a genre I would say I like cinematic approach to my music and techno is what I love so I can call it melodic techno or cinematic techno.

What got you into this genre?

The music scene in Delhi and my discovery from psy to more melodic electronica. For the first time when I heard this genre I knew I can do something like this, discovering myself as a bedroom DJ was the first thing and reaching to promoters and venue with my mixtapes. Getting booked for the first gig was a task but somehow from there, it went like a smooth sail. Now I have ventured in the world of production and focusing on telling my story through my own music.

Tell us, what does a typical day in the studio means for you?  What inspires your productions?

I have a very limited studio time which I manage with my daily job, so I always focus more on writing new ideas, I usually keep things handy on my phone and whenever I am in the studio I give it a shape. I am still learning and what makes things interesting for me are natural monologues around me, the city the people and all my travel stories and all of this together as a story. I own minimal gear, Arturia key lab, Model D Behringer, Push 2 and my old electric guitar.

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How has the struggle been so far to your current stand?

Slow and steady, and this is what I believe is the most important thing. I mean hard work will only add value and time is the teacher. I always try to absorb whatever I can from the masters in the field.

 

Is the path ahead more struggling or does it get better from here?

If there is no struggle then there is no story. Right? I expect more challenges and sticking to it and facing them bang on is my mantra. Also, if there is no struggle then where is the story.

 

Not necessarily monetary, how have the rewards been so far in this career?

Being able to tell my story musically actually keeps me sane. It’s just a start and hopes are big, not only as a solo I am also working on an EP with a friend of mine Aenmol and I think more exciting times ahead.

 

Why did you choose this career? Do you think there are other reasons to choose too?

I have always been close to music and been missing it since I started my career in advertising. It took a lot of time for me to figure out that I don’t want to die just hoping for it. So, looking back no more and I know this is what I want to do. I want to tell my story.

And how is the support from industry peer's?

It’s like a small family,  and I like the fact that everyone there is ready to help you out at any time. And this is what keeps the culture alive and so much inspiration to find out from the peers around you.

Who is your inspiration?

I get inspired by a lot of different musicians but I constantly follow Blot’s work very closely other than him D-Formation, Guy J and Atish to name a few.

How easy/difficult it is to release music in your genre?

Being in India where Bollywood has eaten the space for every other genre you still have the hope alive seeing Indian venues, festivals and labels are keeping up and making a massive techno scene here in India. And with that hope, the scene looks very promising and in the world of the Internet, there are no boundaries virtually.

What is your methodology behind a set you play when you open for artists at clubs? What is the creative process behind your sets?

I believe in storytelling and love to play long sets. The time, venue and place also matter a lot and opening is a real tough job. You have to make the audience groove and get them moving it’s like how we warm up before a marathon. It’s very necessary to keep a mix of peak time and groove.

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As an upcoming artist with tough competition, what struggles and challenges do you face?

I think reaching out to new places, promoters and different cities is a tough game but as I said earlier slow and steady everything will be in place. That’s the aim, right now I am purely focusing on Music but eventually need to segregate time between marketing and networking. Also living a dual life at the moment and my daily job takes the most of the time so dedicatedly I need to put in more time on reaching out to new prospects, venues and different cities.

What’s coming up for You down the road?

Working on a collab with a friend so an EP for sure and 2 singles what I am aiming for 2020.

 

I want people to try out new music new genre beyond the usual, I want people to come out more and support fresh and new homegrown talents and this will not happen alone. I hope venues, promoters and artists all to come together and take the music to new heights. I will be happy if my music touches anyone out there in anyway, they can drop me a message or share it with someone.

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4iRitLjjW5wyvGucKRVgxO

https://soundcloud.com/fr33fall

https://www.mixcloud.com/kaushik-banerjee/

 

Well, thank you once again for spending time with us, giving us valuable insight in to your career. We wish you all the very best of luck in your endeavours. See you soon at a club

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