One of Irelands most prolific & well respected producers Matthew Flanagan AKA DeFekt debuts on Tresor for a collaborative EP with fellow electro connoisseur Jensen Interceptor. The EP is thematically a deeply personal exploration of both artists’ experiences of Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system.
‘Free Your Mind’ joins DeFeKT and Jensen Interceptor for the first of two releases from the pair on Tresor in 2022. “Free Your Mind” and “Free Your Body” are extremely intimate explorations of the two artists’ experiences with Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative illness of the central nervous system.
After receiving a diagnosis of MS in 2016 DeFeKT used music as the main coping mechanism to process the huge changes in his life. Of that time he says, “Music saved me. Every day, every hour it was my escape.” Jensen Interceptor had first-hand knowledge of the effects of MS after a close family member was diagnosed, and so the two found common bonds that they used to inspire this collective project. This opened a deep well of creativity in the pair that resulted in 10 tracks made in a single week.
DeFeKT (aka Matthew Flanagan) is no stranger to Irish dance music and been releasing iconic record after records for long over a decade. DeFekt has found his music landing on labels such as; Feel My Bicep, Boysnoize Records etc, he’s been a tireless advocate of true electro & techno, while his long-time devotion to analog drum machines & modular synths made him a leading authority on both, as exemplified in the exciting, dynamic nature of his live sets & productions.
Intensely prolific in the studio, Jensen Interceptor’s remixes & productions have been released on a huge list of the most influential labels in electronic music including Maceo Plex’s Lone Romantic, Boys Noize Records, Central Processing Unit as well as his own International Chrome imprint. His releases have been heard in sets by artists such as Aphex Twin, Dave Clarke, DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff etc.
DeFekt & Jensen’s collaborations in the past have been absolutely massive in the past and the pair coming together on a collaborative EP on the fabled Tresor will be nothing short of legendary.
You an pre-order the release HERE, and the title track is available to purchase digitally now.
DeFeKT (aka Matthew Flanagan) has released on labels such as Feel My Bicep, Boysnoize Records etc, he’s been a tireless advocate of true electro & techno, while his long-time devotion to analog drum machines & modular synths made him a leading authority on both, as exemplified in the exciting, dynamic nature of his live sets & productions.