Born in 1972, in Brussels (Belgium), Faskil aka. Jean-Christophe Detrain, started to show interest in music by messing around with Trackers on PC. Those basic composition softwares allowed him to make his first steps in sound crafting.
In 1995, he teams up with fellow Radio Campus partner in crime El Borbah to form the band Bump & Grind. They release their first album, deCreate, on newborn belgian label Exit Records. The second album, Init Sequence, is released in 1998 on another Brussels based label, Sub Rosa. A blend of massive cinematic beats and weird click'n'cut, it also features remixes from Scanner and Third Eye Foundation.
Bump & Grind turns to BNG in 2000 for the release of their third installment : Abstract Theme Variations, featuring some Autechre-inspired electronica as well as heavy stomping and distorted beats. ATV2 follows in 2002, as a sequel, with brand new tracks and remixes from Speedy J, Gez Varley (aka G-Man, half of LFO), Mick Harris and Elixir.
Faskil has also remixed "The Box" from Orbital and he's now producing new tracks and a few remixes from time to time…
His newest track (entitled "Clear Mayhem") is set for release in 2006, on brand new french progressive label Atlant Records and is already receiving great support from the progressive scene. Also coming out this year, a collab with UK composer Boombatcha called "Serendipity" on Luca Ricci's brand new label, Aenaria Recordings.
Faskil is also hosting a monthly 2 hour show on ETN.fm and launched the Connected parties in Paris, wth fellow DJs Boombatcha & Birdy.
Bump 'n' Grind - deCreate (Exit Records, 1996)
Bump 'n' Grind - Init Sequence (Subrosa, 1998)
Bump 'n' Grind vs Third Eye Foundation - Pan Odyssey (Subrosa, 1998)
Bump 'n' Grind - Abstract Theme Variations (Quatermass, 2000)
BNG - ATV2 (Quatermass, 2001)
Faskil - Clear Mayhem (Atlant Records, coming soon 2006)
Boombatcha vs Faskil - Serendipity (Aenaria Recordings, tbc)
Neven - Early Scythe (Peetoofee Remix) (Exit Records)
Zop Hopop - Zip Zop (Bump 'n' Grind Remix) (Rifraf)
Om1 - Opium (BNG "Crushed by Santos" Remix) (Quatermass/Kompakt)
Orbital - The Box (BNG Remix) (Hidden Art Records)
The Project - Truth (Faskil Split Mix) (Experimental Division) (promo)
Official website : www.faskil.com
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