‘Geronimo’ sees Fred Falke – one of the pioneers of the renaissance of the French House sound – paired with New York trendsetters and men about town, The Knocks. The track’s slightly menacing yet infectious synthy groove had it’s roots in a very unassuming session at the Knocks’ China Town studio where the track was completed in a day, drawing its name from a portrait of the prominent Native American leader that hangs on the wall of the studio.
The result was unexpectedly brilliant and shows a perfect annexation of both the artists’ musical output to date whilst somehow being incredibly futuristic. It features Falke’s trademark bass and classic spacey disco influence of the late 90s, yet the electro and vocal sampling of the Knocks. The package continues deliver with remixes from Lenno, Louis La Roche and Aylen.
Featuring 22-year-old Nakota Laurence – six time world champion and Cirque du Soleil member – the video highlights Native American hoop dancing and was shot in the desert of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument.
The artists’ share a common background in high profile remixes; haven collectively reinterpreted Eric Prydz, Katy Perry, Digitalism, Foster the People, Sugababes, Whitest Boy Alive, Dragonette, Marina and The Diamonds and numerous others. It was actually after Fred remixed a track for the Knocks’ Magic EP that the relationship was born.
The collaboration is Falke’s first since his split with previous French Touch partner Alan Braxe. His acclaimed debut album ‘Part IV’ released on Work It Baby in 2011 took a collection of singles previously only available on vinyl with exclusive new material.
He is taking his much hyped live show – during which he plays live bass – across the world
The Knocks are releasing a series of singles this summer whilst doing the round of the US festival circuit ahead of a tour with Dragonette in September. They are currently working on new remixes.