18 Jun TAV Records to release Fauxe’s ‘Ikhlas’ album in vinyl format.
Experimental hip-hop and freeform producer Fauxe will be releasing his album Ikhlas on vinyl for the first time as a limited release under The Analog Vault’s newly launched record label, TAV Records on 1st July.
Having spent the last 6 years of his life in dedication to his craft, Fauxe is one of the few artists in Singapore that continuously pushes the boundaries of music through his experimentation across different musical styles. Pushing the format of freeform music, he has originated multiple musical projects and worked on a myriad of musical collaborations – all of which stem from Fauxe’s humble aspirations to grow as an artist and to musically affect the people around him.
Ikhlas, an album originally released in 2018, is now seeing its release via the vinyl format. Ikhlas is an exploration of the Kuala Lumpur music scene told with samples from traditional Malaysian music. Inspired by an eight month visit to Malaysia, this 30-minute album is a true modern ode to the sonic legacy of the country. Ikhlas covers a wide range of styles through the roots of hip hop, disco and the use of breakbeat inspired textures. A recontextualized project, the album highlights Fauxe’s ability to take music from the past and interpret it with his own flair and individuality to create something truly original.
The Analog Vault is supremely honoured to be working with Fauxe for its first ever vinyl release under its newly launched record label, TAV Records. According to Sharon Seet, co-founder of The Analog Vault, “as music lovers first and foremost, we strongly believe that Ikhlas should be heard by more people, especially to inspire creativity and confidence within the Singapore music scene. We truly believe that a vinyl release of this album will serve to increase the reach of Fauxe’s music to a wider audience. This collaboration is representative to the identity we want to push forward as a record label – we want to showcase music that is distinctly progressive and wildly creative. Faxue’s music is definitively so, while paying homage to his Asian roots.” The album’s vinyl release will see an initial launch limited to 150 copies. Available on 180g LP, this record was mastered by Rohan Mansell and pressed at Zenith Records, Australia.
To mark the launch of the album via the vinyl format, Fauxe will be performing live under Altruism, a new community band started by Fauxe as a vehicle for live interpretations of his works. The launch will be held at White Label Records on 6th July 2019, featuring an artist discussion held by Fauxe and a record signing session right after. This will also be accompanied by live support performances and DJs throughout the evening. Get your ticket to the event here.
Meanwhile, check out his recent video interview conducted at The Analog Vault and find out what are his favourite records at the moment.