French Fries is certainly rising through the ranks quickly, a Chew The Fat favourite French Fries (a.k.a. Valentino Cazani) is an interesting producer. Based in Paris, he’s established himself as a sort of chameleon, as the young artist is seemingly capable of tackling new sounds and styles with relative ease. His breakthrough tune, 2010′s “Senta,” offered a raved-up take on UK funky that found its way into the sets of many DJs who had never really dabbled in the genre.
Following that was a flurry of remixes—both official and bootleg—in which French Fries delved into tribal guarachero, R&B reworks, vogue house, and a myriad of other genres while nonetheless retaining his own upbeat, club-friendly flair. Earlier this year, another pair of French Fries tunes, “Champagne” and “Hugs,” both of which showcase a more refined, stripped-down sound, caused quite a stir at the Winter Music Conference. This week, those songs are finally being released, not on some huge label, but instead on French Fries’ own, newly launched imprint, ClekClekBoom.
Our friends over at XLR8R asked him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. And while French Fries does showcase a few of his own productions and remixes, much of the podcast dives into leftfield bass offerings, bits of UK funky, and a healthy dose of down-and-dirty Chicago house.
FRENCH FRIES WILL BE PLAYING AT CHEW THE FAT MEETS WELL ROUNDED RECORDS, 10.02.2012