Hailing from the Spanish mainland is a sound that’s resonating globally thanks to a select choice of producers that have been able to create their own path after years of honest and competent work. A notable character from that sub-culture of game changers is Marc Martinez Nadal, aka AFFKT, who consecrated a music career and has been a driving force behind a vivid & empowering sound that is refined by his drive for perfection. He feels in deeply in communion with sounds that range from the most energetic hyper-glossy techno to the most detailed and innovative indie-electronica.
Having worked on coining the sound of this alias since 2008, it has been a plethora of sound, place, person & culture that has provided a platform for AFFKT to experiment with his output. Serving huge electronic crossover masterpieces that derive into the many sub-genres of music via key imprints such as Mobilee, Last Night On Earth, Disco Halal, Needwant, Exploited or Culprit and his very own Sincopat label, and expressing versatility digging deep into his influences of sounds by delivering heart-stopping, engaging techno on the likes of Octopus, Noir Music, Suara… AFFKT is committed to a life of synthesis and this is what sets himself apart from a comparatively shallow glance at dance music.
Within its versatility is that of working with other musicians. As a result, the fantastic teamwork generated with the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sutja Gutierrez. This synergy can be discovered in their just amazing live performances.
Once described as a’“Son of a Thousand Sounds’ – precisely the title he chose for his second and highly acclaimed, even award-winning LP released n 2016-, AFFKT is in constant evolution in his career where he has surpassed expectation and enjoyed praise from his peers. His latest “The Big Picture” 13-track LP on Mobilee or the mind-bending remix done for GusGus’ “Simple Tuesday”, are just another huge proofs of all that. Weighty new remarkable evidences of his talent, creativity and open-mindedness.
Actually, sonically speaking “The Big Picture” is probably his most expansive and multifaceted electronic-driven long-play to date. AFFKT’s carefully constructed retro-futuristic electronica definitely suggests the quaint and unique forms of body music bringing ties with rock, pop and certainly more organic sounds. He perfectly manages to thrill us as well as taps into our very core. AFFKT music can be enjoyed while dancing, as well as serving as emotional therapy.