Hailing from Seattle, Korean-American artist Fugal expresses both dynamism and nuance. As part of the secondnature collective, he’s one of the driving forces behind a string of renowned events in Seattle and the US, as well as an impressive young label which has seen contributions from fellow secondnature residents Archivist and Simic, along with S.Moreira and Svreca.
Now based in Berlin, Fugal has continued to refine his rhythmic, emotive sound, with gigs across Berlin and abroad. On the production front, 2017/18 has proven to be a fruitful period, with a recent co-release with Archivist on Volte Face’s BleeD imprint, and his sophomore secondnature release coming up in mid-February.
With his contribution to the Patterns of Perception mix series, Fugal has taken a measured approach, veering away from more functional dancefloor sounds, and instead drawing inspiration from the warmth found amongst the grey Berlin winter. Toeing the line between experimental sounds and deep techno, Fugal’s mix delves into the intricate – focusing on musical phrases and creative transitions between widely varying tempos.