Fauxe: Buro 24/7 Singapore Playlist #104

Sample magic

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Unmasked music producer Fauxe shares the music that's been inspiring, teaching and moving him over the last month

It's been four months since I made the move to be based in Kuala Lumpur. I've learned how to be a man through the struggles and teachings I've been going through. This playlist scratches the surface of what goes on in my head, and since I don't listen to much music in general, these three weeks have been an interesting journey for me to just sit back, listen and learn at the same time. 

'The Rip' is a song that has followed me through my own depressing moments in life as well as when I'm grateful and happy about where I am. I also sampled it in a song that I did with Malaysian rapper Cal Amari. Ahmad Jamal is honestly one of the reasons why I fell in love with sampling. J Dilla is still one of my heroes till now and it was natural for me to figure out who inspired him and his work, and that was when I was introduced to Ahmad Jamal. His track, 'One',  is one of my staple choices to sample and learn from.

Ornette Coleman makes me think. Not a lot of music does that for me. I've had my fair share of listening to a lot of this free jazz expression but nothing comes close to how Ornette did it. He's still someone I go back to, with songs like 'Lonely Women' when I want fresh perspectives or a recharge for my brain. Babatunde Olatunji's whole album is just filled with gems to vibe to and sample like 'Akiwowo (Chant To The Trainman)'. It also teaches you how powerful music can be when you are minimal and driven by the human soul.

'IWTF (I Want To Feel)' featuring omarKENOBI is still one of the favourite pieces of music I've ever done. It's always the first track I play when I'm introducing my music to a new audience. It's all about love and its trials and tribunals. Simple. Cliche. But real.

Fauxe is now based in Kuala Lumpur. GAUT, his new EP featuring samples of Malaysian made music from the past will be out soon.