FASHEN - SO COMPLETE
DJ Fashen has been one of the top club DJs in the US for at least the last ten years, but this is his first release of original music. He's an absolute genius on the turntables, an incredible performer, and his energy and knowledge translates perfectly in this three song EP.
The Phoenix native (he came up with Z-Trip) had already been ripping for years on commercial radio and in nightclubs all over the US before being hand picked by DJ AM for Deckstar, which propelled him into the upper echelon alongside AM, Jazzy Jeff and Steve Aoki. This landed him gigs playing for Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, 50-Cent, and the Kardashians, and as a Skam Artist DJ he continues to tour the world, somehow also finding time to hold down Dim Mak Sundays at Drai's Hollywood with Thee Mike B.
But that's just his DJ pedigree; let's get into the music. Frankly we were shocked when Fashen gave us the demos: they're so damn good, we thought maybe he had some help. But no, he's just been in the lab grinding! "So Complete" is comprised of three groovy house jams, with big disco hooks, funky filters and chops, and buildups crafted by an expert in lighting the dance floor on fire. If we had to put this in a box, it would go next to SOS Band, Bag Raiders, D-Train, Duck Sauce, The Commodores, Alan Braxe and early Bob Sinclar.
Artwork by Fashen's longtime collaborator Dust La Rock.