I K H L A S

by FAUXE

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Gavin Hellyer This is an exercise whereby the Singaporean artist Fauxe spent significant time juxtaposing the ethnic musicality of neighbouring Malaysia via intermittently living there and soaking up and sampling it's various musics and then mixing the results with his own hip hop beats and coming up with this fascinating end product. Fuck, that was a long sentence. He drew beautifully from the deep historic connections between the two countries. Favorite track: C H A I.
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hpcdude Impossible to select a favorite track from an album when they're all absolutely wicked grooves! From beginning to end, this record will have your body shakin' and that's no lie
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    Artist: FAUXE
    Album: IKHLAS
    Format: Cassette / Digital
    Cat.No: CHI007
    Release Date: 20 June 2018

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Artist: FAUXE
Album: IKHLAS
Format: Cassette / Digital
Cat.No: CHI007
Artwork: Chong Wah
Release Date: 20 June 2018

A new release from the Singaporean artist Fauxe.
‘I K H L A S’ was created after an eight-month visit to Malaysia last year, and mixes traditional samples from that country with the distorted bounce of hip hop grooves. Singapore acrimoniously seceded from Malaysia in 1965 and their relations have since been fractious, yet the two countries have a deeply-held shared history. "Singapore and Malaysia to me had always been two different places," says Fauxe. "Right now it feels like we have always been one. I hope the music brings about a certain understanding and appreciation of what both countries share." Named after the Bahasa Melayu word for ‘sincerity’, ‘I K H L A S’ serves as an ode to Malaysia and its sonic legacy.

For this release, Fauxe worked with samples from traditional Malaysian Tamil and Hawaiian Malay music. This fusion reflects the musical globalisation Fauxe sees both in Malaysia and his home country. "Right now, it’s hip-hop that’s blossoming in popular consciousness; trap is an element that even someone living in my neighbourhood would be into," he says. "Hip-hop has become accessible to most young youth here. This album incorporates a lot of modern hip-hop elements, but also incorporates a lot of dance music vibes I was experiencing, hanging out with the crew from SaturdaySelects whose music output features more dance/remix/halftime incorporated grooves." Above all floats an irresistible pop sensibility; breezing through 16 songs into thirty minutes, ‘I K H L A S’ is a joyful, danceable exploration of the Kuala Lumpar music scene

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