DJ, Producer, Silly Waffle


He may have lived in Paris for 15 years, but don’t call him French. Journalist by day, DJ/producer by night, Faskil hails from none other than the culture-rich Belgium. There are no superhero tales to tell of a “child star” or “music wonderkid”, but if you have to be born with the talent, then perhaps it took Faskil a little while to realize what great potential was about to be unleashed when he started to tinker with his toys…

Like most great tales, this one began on a rainy day sitting inside in front of the computer. And as one (generally) does, Faskil decided to play around with some trackers he had on his PC. Turning some (digital) knobs and fiddling with some (once again digital) buttons, he began to realize that he might have just been on to something! And the rest is history.

Well maybe not, but in 1995 he teamed up with El Borbah to form the duo of Bump & Grind. It didn’t take them long to sign a deal with Exit Records, and over the years our ears were graced with not just one, but three albums. They were very well received throughout the electronic music community, particularly due to the way they blended lush soundscapes with the more eccentric sounds of modern electronic.

2005 saw the emergence of Faskil as a solo entity rather than as a member of Bump & Grind, and it didn’t take long for him to become somewhat of a cult favorite amongst the devoted fans of progressive house. His solo work has been picked up by labels such as Panda Recordings, Silk Records, microCastle Music, Triptik, Frisky Records, and Polytechnic Recordings. Aside from original productions, Faskil has lent his hand to remixing a wide range of artists, from the likes of Orbital, Luca Ricci, Derek Howell, Mango and Burufunk, to Harland and Gemma Hayes – every single work gaining praise from all corners of the globe.

Faskil is also a member of Snowgaze, a more downtempo oriented project with his friend Chrisman and has recently re-activated his electronica band BNG.

Aside from producing and remixing (and also being an uber-cool journalist), Faskil launched the Connected parties in Paris, with his friends Birdy & Boombatcha, hosted a successful monthly show on Frisky Radio titled “Silly Waffles” from 2008 to 2014 and is now producing a monthly podcast called “Blended & Baked”. He seems unstoppable, right? Well he might just be…

(Mini-biography by Jason Calvert)