The 22-year-old French producer Théo Le Vigoureux (aka Fakear) has been gaining momentum since first coming onto the dance music scene in 2013. Now, after a slew of singles, Le Vigoureux announced his debut today.
Animal, which will be released by the increasingly visible Counter Records (Tiga, ODESZA, Maribou State) is slated for a June release. Le Vigoreoux has already had a busy year performing at both SXSW and Ultra Music Festival and will premiere a live set with a full band at the London club XOYO on April 15.
In anticipation of Animal, the producer's label has released the single "Sheer-Khan," a variation on the spelling of the tiger's name in The Jungle Book, and an elegant yet beastly dance floor track that pairs Bollywood melodies and tabla taps to a Western house beat. The result is something exotic and funky enough to make the bones of Rudyard Kipling dance. Listen to it below.
Animal is out June 10 on Counter Records.