Falcons on Signing with Fools Gold and His Bird Bounce Style

By Oscar Holland, September 27, 2016

0 0

Los Angeles DJ and producer Falcons is known for his blends of hip-hop, R&B and electronic. We spoke with him ahead of his shows in Shanghai (Arkham on September 30) and Beijing (Dada on October 1.)

Who would win in a fight-to-the-death between you, Captain Falcon and a peregrine falcon?
Me for sure. Peregrines are hella fast though.

You’re called Falcons, have an EP called Birdcall and you use bird sounds in some of your productions. Have you always had a connection with feathered creatures?
[Laughs.] Nah, it’s kind of random. Birds mean a lot of different things in American slang.

Rapper A-1 calls you “Yung Falcs” a lot in your latest EP.’ Is that name catching on?
That’s what all my homies call me in California, so I guess it’s just catching on everywhere else now.

Given that you were a breakdancer for 13 years, can China expect a bit of poppin’ behind the decks? Or is it head-down business when you’re DJing?
When it’s a lit-ass party with enough room, I’m down!

This week you tweeted that you’re “only playing hardcore reggaeton on this Asia tour.” 
I play a little bit of Latin music in every set, but not the whole set. 

How did your collaboration with the rapper GoldLink come about?
He was listening to my early music and rapped over a beat and sent it. I was like, “Yo, you’re dope – let’s do some work!” That’s my brother.

Has signing to Fool’s Gold Records opened up a lot of doors for you?
Yeah – A-trak is the homie! He does great shit for me. He believes in young artists and puts them in the right situations.

Your music touches on so many different genres. Do you think it’s time to come up with your own catchy genre name? Bird-hop? Fowl-trap?
Bird Bounce.

Shanghai: Sep 30, 10pm-late, RMB80-120. Arkham, see event listing    
Beijing: Oct 1, 10pm-late, RMBTBA. Dada.

more news

Jesse Warren Talks Shenzhen Music and New Mettasonic Releases

We caught up with musical maestro Jesse Warren to chat about two upcoming Mettasonic releases, 'Made in Shenzhen EP' and 'Mettā Muzik, Vol 3.'

Conflicting Tides: Digital Streaming and Live Music in China

Consumption of digital music in China is growing rapidly. But does this growth come at a loss for the live music industry?

Cruel Buddhist Talks Making Music with ADHD and Sketching Songs

We linked up with American producer Cruel Buddhist to chat about his process.

4 Online Music Shows to Jam Out With On Valentine's Day

Online music streams are moving in the age of the novel coronavirus.

Gavin Wong Talks Online Radio, Hong Kong Music and Driving Scenes Forward

We spoked to Hong Kong Community Radio founder Gavin Wong about the importance of online radio stations in China's music scene.

Cloak Radio Founder Bl1nk Talks Chengdu Music and Radio Culture

Cloak radio founder Bl1nk has been witness to seismic change in the Chengdu underground.

Live Beijing Music Founder Will Griffith is Bidding Beijing Adieu

Will Griffith has been at the forefront of documenting the weird and wonderful underground music scenes in Beijing for the better part of the past decade.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.