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Behind the Beats: Flabaire Unpacks His ‘Entre Deux’ EP in an Exclusive Track-by-Track Breakdown.

Kono Vidovic May 31, 2023 116 2 5


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DJ, producer, musician, and D.KO co-owner Flabaire is next up on Cyphon, the label born out of the Freerange Records and delusions of Grandeur stable. At just 29, Parisian artist Ralph Maruani already has a fair share of victories under his belt. On his acclaimed D.KO imprint, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, he’s released three albums and several EPs, as well as charting releases for Organic-Music, Deeppa Records and South Street. On top of his solo pursuits, you can find him playing bass with five-piece house band Secret Value Orchestra, and more recently he’s been exploring his formative love of psych-rock with his Aboukir project and readying a second album. Here we ask him to talk us through his new ‘Flabaire – Entre Deux EP’.

In Between.

I feel electro-oriented beats like this one fit well moody atmospheres. I produced this track with my trusty TR-808, Sequential Circuits Prophet 6 and I asked my dear friend Papi for a TB-303 bassline. The 303 line he sent me exceeded my expectations! 

In Between is the English translation of Entre-Deux, the title of the EP. 

Flabaire - Entre Deux

No Minding.

I think this track has a late 90’s UK sound, acts like Fresh & Low, Paper Recordings vibe. The track I had in mind was Yokota – One Way (The Salt City Orchestra Robodisco Dub). I tried to go for this vibe but mixing it with a more Move D/Benjamin Brunn atmosphere.

Clik Plok.

I think this track is directly influenced by three different tracks, even though I didn’t realize it while producing it. 

The first two ones are ‘Dinamo’ by Nathan Fake and ‘Hitchhiker’s Choice’ by Monologue. They clearly influenced the bassline, those very swingy, short-decay basslines. 

The third track is ‘Disconnect To Connect’ by Steven Tang released on Smallville Records. I really love the swingy 909 drums, I think they are directly linked to what I did on ‘Clik Plok’. 

All of this was done subconsciously of course, funny how the mind works! 

FBG.

Jamie Odell told me he felt the track could use a chopped up breakbeat, on a Black Dog / Plaid tip. I tried to do it without success, so I asked him if he could do it himself and it worked perfectly! It was the missing touch.

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It’s undeniable that Flabaire’s meticulous attention to detail and passion for producing authentic sounds make him one of the most compelling artists in today’s music scene. As we have explored the intricate craftsmanship in the ‘Entre Deux’ EP, we’ve discovered how electro beats, psych-rock, and 90’s UK sound all come together to create a unique musical journey. If you are a fan of immersive soundscapes and authentic electronica, don’t miss out on this EP. Make sure to follow Flabaire on his social channels for more updates on his upcoming album and exciting new projects!


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