“I always loved listening to instrumental beat music,” Kleine says, ”I just never could afford the equipment.” The ex-Christian Dior visual artist now spends his days managing a biannual literary and fine arts journal while finishing his studies on French History and Literature. At night, he makes beats and e-mails famous people so they’ll listen to his music.”
Fancy Mike is a 21-year old beat maker, making some fine edge tunes, in the era of one of my favorites, Mux Mool. His excellent debut Madison Square Gardner came as a free download on the internet last year. It has now gotten a rework by a bunch of different producers, and the finished product took a interesting ambient, IDM turn in my mind. Not a bad thing, though the original version is still the strongest of them both. Two tracks from the new remix album Sigma Chi Primavera really caught my ears.
Madison Square Gardner is available for free here.