It wouldn’t be polite to say that musicians grow old. Maybe it is better to say that they get more experienced. Or more sophisticated. Or both. So what do they do in that case when they still want to make music?
They go back to their roots. In many cases, it turns into mushy, dewy-eyed memorabilia. On the other hand, some ‘experienced’ hands try to look back by taking out better strands from they music they grew up on and bring it to the dual audience – the one that is quite familiar with those sounds and loves them, and that ‘less experienced’ audience which will recognize where their current faves got the original inspiration. But at the same time, such forays need to bring the music of previous times into more current waters and make it palatable to everybody.
So here comes Head Fake, an anonymous trio of ‘experienced’ hands with their EP3; they actually do all of the above in a manner that it should be done. They go back to their ’80s electronic roots, search for the best strands, freshen them up, and put them in front of us as a package that both the fans that grew up with this music, as well as those that consider themselves hip and modern, can both really enjoy.
It’s a combination of three talents from three countries, and the experience truly shows – Ivan (a Miami-based producer), has 50 albums and singles behind him, James (vocalist/composer/bassist) from London, has a long DJ career, and Canadian-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael has quite a few writing credits behind him and is also an A&R man.