Traversing the winding passages of his own cavernous capabilities, prolific Italian DJ, producer and label owner Frankyeffe – real name Francesco Fava – is well on his way to reaching the peak of his towering potential. Since his career’s 2001 inception, he’s wandered some of the darkest corners of melodic techno, injecting innovation and amplitude and gradually cementing himself as a true master within his own class.
Initially rising to prominence behind the decks of Rome’s renowned Rashomon Club, for three consecutive seasons, the venue’s intimate interior provided a vast canvas for Frankyeffe to draw upon. Soon sparking the interests of a wider audience, he’s since reached international recognition playing at various Mutate events in Naples, the Audio Club in Geneva, Germany’s Audiogate festival in 2017 and a monster slot on the Pryda stage at 2018’s instalment of Tomorrowland in Belgium. Stretching his reach further to high profile gigs in the UK, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Columbia and China his music is fast becoming a global force to be reckoned with.
Helping to inspire other artist’s talent and creativity, Frankyeffe’s fierce DIY ethos is embodied by his own Riot Recordings label where he’s simultaneously put out a number of his own releases including his name making 2015 debut album, Trenta along with a handful of other flourishing and deserved artists – Teenage Mutants, Maksim Dark, Heerhorst and Spartaque to name a few. He’s worked alongside Enrico Sangiuliano – winner of ‘Best Producer’ at the 2019 DJ Awards – as well as been featured on established imprints that span Noir, Kraftek, We Are The Brave, Senso Sounds and Terminal M.
With an exciting schedule already underway, Frankyeffe has a busy year ahead with a string of tour dates and releases on Senso Sounds and his own Riot Recordings ready to drop in early 2020. Well set on the highroad to stardom, 2020 will be a crucial year for this buzzing techno talent.
Ahead of his debut on Coyu’s Suara on 30th March with an EP titled ‘Hear Me’, we asked him on the NUDE Podcast for the first time. You can listen to the mix below on SoundCloud or Mixcloud and download it here.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
This is my fave track: ‘Helio’ by Rocko Garoni.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
This mix is mainly techno, with my new productions and new promos that will be released on Riot.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I played in Rome at my Traintek party in November at the Rashomon club and that gig was memorable and I remember with pleasure the Mutate party in Naples.
What have you got coming up?
In this period I am in the studio all day working on many new tracks and finishing others that I had already started. I have a lot of new ideas and I’m happy with what’s coming out.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thanks for your support, I’ll do my best to always to give you some emotions!
1. RIOT112_Antonio D'Africa_Sall_Minds_Hunters_Riot
2. Echoes In My Mind, Ignacio Arfeli, ANT104 - Echoes In My Mind
3. Maxie Devine - VULCANO
4. Lowerzone - Take A Breath (Superstrobe Remix)
5. Frankyeffe - Insert
6. Bulbous (Original mix), Ben Techy, Bis Zentrum 29
7. Frankyeffe - Random
8. No Acid, Dysart, No Acid
10. Container, Slam, Inversion EP
11. Frankyeffe - Hear Me
12. DRMS, DEAS, DEAS - Index EP
13. Take a Rave
14. Helio, Rocko Garoni
15. Frankyeffe - Mission Of Life
16. Consumer Patterns, James Ruskin, Consumer Patterns
17. Frankyeffe - Virtual
18. Angy Kore - Eyes so black
19. Heerhorst- Take You Higher
20. Frankyeffe - Advance