DJ Fudge In 3 Quick Questions, 2 Hot Tracks, 1 New Release...
Originally from Paris but now Based in Hong Kong, Frenchman DJ Fudge is considered to be one of the most versatile and prolific house music artists of his generation. His first release dropped in 1994 and since then he’s worked under various aliases like Trouble Men & Afro Mento delivering well received house tracks supported by many top DJs around the world. You can find a plethora of his releases & remixes on respected labels like Soulfuric, Defected, Z Records, Peppermint Jam, Distant Music, 4th Floor.
His latest release “Keep Your Body Workin” with Shan S is out now Exclusively on Traxsource via Guesthouse (DJ Mes Label). And with that, we catch up with DJ Fudge, in 3 questions, 2 Hot Trax and 1 New Release…
3 Quick Questions:
1) Give us a bit of background about yourself.
I’m originally from Paris France, where I started to produce Trip Hop, Drum & Bass and House Music back in the 90’s,in 1997 with my childhood friend Bruno Banner we launched the duet “trouble men” who allowed us to sign with Universal music, Virgin and many other famous majors, since then we played our music around the world, and reached the top vinyl sales, “Trouble Men” was considered as one of the creators of the French Touch wave, then I took my own path and I started to release my own projects on Defected Records, Yoruba etc, remixing for a large amount of different labels and artists, at this time I launched with Hedi Benromdan “Afromento” which was as well very successful in terms of sales many EP’s were signed on Soulfuric records. 15 years ago I moved to Barcelona Spain, where I spent 10 years, and now I’m living in Hong Kong since 3 years, where I have my residence for The Aqua Group.
2) Tell us more about your current project ‘Keep Your Body Workin’ w/ Shan S, which is out right now on Guesthouse.
It’s been a while that I wanted to have a feature with my friend Shan S he’s a talented dancer and DJ here in Hong Kong, so one day he came to the studio and I started jamming with a analog sounding bass, we had no clue of the direction, the vocal melody came out from our both side naturally and straight away, and I programmed the beat in 15 min. 2 hours later the track was done, mixed and ready to come out.
3) Last question: What’s your studio set-up consist off?
• Modular Alesis x2 analog console 24 (pimped with SSL and Neve elements)
• KRK Rockit powered 6 white
• Yamaha ns10
• ADAT D160 Fostex
• Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
• Mac Book Pro with Ableton Live
• American fender Jazz bass 4 strings, Ibanez SDGR 5 strings
• Guitar Fender Stratocaster
• Novation Bass Station2
• Kurzweil K2000
• Roland Juno 106
• Various sets of percussions (congas, bongos, etc.)
• One Mic NT2, One AKG C 1000 S
2 Hot Trax:
DJ Fudge And Kiko Navarro – “We Are Back”
Opolopo – “Get On Up”
1 New Release.