In a career that’s already spanned 15 years, producer, DJ, remixer and songwriter FRED FALKE has been at the forefront of electronic music. Growing up inToulouse, France, FALKE initially studied finance before quickly realising he could only dedicate his time to things he was actually passionate about. Almost by accident he fell into music, learning the bass guitar after noticing that most bands seemed to have neglected hiring bassists, and learning the piano after his father and grandfather. FRED enrolled in France’s equivalent of the Berkley School of Music to study jazz, moved toHong Kong, and met fellow Frenchman Alan Braxe in a record-shop upon returning to Paris. The pair’s classic “Intro,” released in 2000 came to define French Touch: a scene that also included the likes of Daft Punk and Cassius. Later, at the behest of production alchemistBrian Higgins, FALKE worked at U.K.-based pop laboratory Xenomania, helping create forward-thinking pop songs for the likes of Ellie Goudling and Gossip. Running alongside these collaborations have been two solo albums, and a myriad of hugely influential remixes for acts such as Robyn, Lana Del Rey and U2. ALPHA, FRED FALKE’s second solo album will be released in 2016.