LABELS: KRAFTEK / TRONIC / PHOBIQ / TERMINAL M / RIOT
Frankyeffe is definitely one of the most interesting producers in the European scene.
He started his career in 2001. His releases received immediate supports on well-known labels like Analytic Trail, Truesoul, Driving Forces, Octopus, Trapez, Phobiq, Alchemy, Rhythm Converted, Kombination Research, Nachtstrom, Sleaze and many others. Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, John Digweed, Umek, Richie Hawtin, Paul Van Dyk, Karotte, Dave Clarke, Danny Tenaglia, Joseph Capriati, Markus Schulz, Sasha Carassi, Gary Beck, Mauro Picotto, Markantonio, Marco Bailey, Speedy J, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Alan Fitzpatrick, and many others play constantly his tracks during their sets.
His most appreciated tracks are RIOT on Analytic Trail, CONSCIOUSNESS/NEAPS on Truesoul, TWISTED on Phobiq, STORM on Kombination, CHANGE IT on Alchemy and other great releases like YES or NOT on Driving Forces and HEADY on Riot Recordings.
Frankyeffe is always looking for new sounds and musical influences, and he’s ready to share adrenaline and space journeys which reflect his artistic background through his DJ sets. He’s not a conservative artist, he loves to experiment and discover new worlds.
His music also caputered the attention of artists like Mauro Picotto, The Advent, Marco Bailey, Industrialyzer, Alexander Kowalski, Mikael Jonasson, Skober, Roberto Capuano, Roel Salemink, Alex Bau, Xhin, Axel Karakasis, Harvey McKay,Tom Hades, Soren Aalberg, Angy Kore, Kiko, Kylie Geiger, Mladen Tomic. This turned into some interesting collaborations.
In 2014 Frankyeffe established his label, Riot Recordings, getting lots of supports from the biggest and most important DJs in the world. On Riot Recordings Frankyeffe released his first album, “Trenta”.
Furthermore he is constantly working on new material as well as touring across Europe.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi guys, today I’m working on my new tracks that I would like to release in the next year on some top label! After that I have a meeting with my cat.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
Sure. ‚Slowly‘ was just released on ODD Recordings and I’ve received a lot of support from Adam Beyer. In September KRAFTEK will release my new EP GENESIS. I’m very excited about this EP!
Which release was the one that gave you the most attention so far?
Maybe the RIOT EP some years ago, my album TRENTA and in the latest years I think ‚White Dwarf‘ released on Terminal M, ‚FIRE‘ released on We Are The Brave and ‚DIABLO‘ on Kraftek.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I have a special release on KRAFTEK this month. The Genesis EP will be my next solo EP. In October I have a release on Tronic and in November on Yoshitoshi.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
There isn’t a favorite city for me. I love playing for everyone. I can say that in Germany I have many dates and I really enjoy playing in the German clubs and on festivals. But I love to play also in countries like Naples or Colombia for example. Every country has a differet feature.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Tomorrowland – Old River Park – El Row Sunday – Audio Club – Razzmatazz
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
1. Frakyeffe – Genesis
2. Y-Traxx – Mystery Land (Spektre Remix)
3. Wehbba – Catarse
4. Charles Fenckler – Distant
5. Dhes – Pris
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1. Dhes – Pris [RIOT]
2. Spektre – Soul Movement [Filth On Acid]
3. A.S.H. – Vortex [We Are The Brave]
4. Rocko Garoni – Detection [Secind State]
5. Rohar – Nerves (Viers Remix) [Off Rec]
6. Dave Sinner – Pulasr [Oddrecordings]
7. Frankyeffe – Apocalypse [Kraftek]
8. Fabio Neural & Dj Jock – The Ending (Rudosa Remix)
9. Mark Greene – La Fuga (Industrialyzer Remix)
10. Ramiro Lopez, Andres Campo – Fluor
11. Rob He’s – State Of Mind [Pursuit]
12. Tom Hutt – Prisoners [Phobiq]
13. Y- Traxx – Mistery Land (Spektre Remix) [Kraftek]
14. Wehbba – Catarse [Drumcode]