Chase April Spotify playlist: curated by Fahad Seriki
Every month we ask a new selector to curate a Spotify playlist for us. For April, we chose Fahad Seriki. Rings a bell? Not entirely sure? ‘Fahad Seriki, I hate you’ was the title of an EP dropped by Dvtch Norris last year, and for those who don’t know who the hell Fahad Seriki is… well, it is Dvtch himself.
Article by Ingmar Doumen
‘Fahad Seriki, I hate you’ was a conversation between the artist & his alter ego, merging the two into one entity. But recently, he even took it a little further, creating another alias as DJ Insecure. Since Fahad’s musical tastes and inspirations appear to be inexhaustible, it seemed like a good idea to ask him to curate a Spotify playlist. Make sure to check out the rest of our Spotify account, hit the follow button and stay up to date on next month's playlists!
HI FAHAD, PLEASE WALK US THROUGH YOUR PROCESS OF CURATING THIS PLAYLIST.
Fahad Seriki: "In February, I was in France for a few Dvtch Norris gigs. The crew and I spent a lot of time traveling by bus, so to kill the time between shows, we would check out a lot of music... and you can already guess who had the auxiliary cord most of the time.
The mountain roads in-between 'Avoriaz' and 'Les Arcs', the towns where I performed, had something magical. So during our last bus drive, a bumpy 3-hour trip back to Geneve's airport, I decided to make a playlist of all my favorite tunes we listened to during our stay there. After I got asked to make a playlist for Chase, I took a few hours to take care of the track order and added a few extras to glue everything together. I don't play around when it comes to the tracklisting, you know. Listening to a playlist can be a journey. And I'd like to be your guide by paving the way.
FUN FACT: Back in the days, I used to download a bunch of songs, add them to iTunes and make self-curated albums with them. I would even add my own intro, outro, interludes & artwork to make it look like a legit album."
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH 070 SHAKE MUSIC IN THE LIST?
Fahad Seriki: "You know how a certain artist, song or album can mark a certain period in your life? To me, 070 Shake’s album signifies my time in Avoriaz. Anytime I reminisce about a moment in those mountains, a song of ‘Modus Vivendi’ (070 Shake latest album) plays in my head. I bumped her songs the most when I was up there. Her vocals are so enticing. The beats slowly grab you by the neck as you squeal, "tighter please!".
Seriously though, I can't remember the last time I heard an album with more than 10 songs that I really dig. Together with Tyler's 'IGOR' and Rosalia's 'El Mal Querer', 'Modus Vivendi' forms my top 3 albums of last year. Those albums are one of the reasons why it's taking me so long to drop new music as Dvtch Norris. The way these albums challenge me to do better is exhausting. But it will pay off. "
IS THERE A SEGMENT THAT'S MORE DEVOTED TO DVTCH NORRIS-RELATED MUSIC AND ONE TO DJ INSECURE-TYPE MUSIC?
Fahad Seriki: "There is not a more influential or persuasive tool than music. Every song I added, has the purpose of inspiring me sonically and will eventually influence the music I'll make later on as Dvtch Norris. So you'll find more of those tracks in this playlist.
As for DJ Insecure, I keep a private Spotify playlist for records I plan on spinning at parties. I try to listen to them as much as possible before playing them in front of an audience. You don't want to come off like you don't know the songs you're playing well enough."
IF WE WOULD ASK YOU TO PICK ONE TRACK AS YOUR WAR ANTHEM, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
Fahad Seriki: "I literally see myself shooting down planes with a rocket launcher to 'Come Around' by 070 Shake. Now that I think about it... the bass line kinda sounds like military aircraft coming down rapidly."