On this episode of WIB meets, we get to sit with Swiss producer Flex Fab, who shares some pretty interesting facts about himself. From playing on one of the biggest Swiss concerts with his own band, his extra toe and non about chocolate.
Sit back relax and here what the young man has to say.
For the benefit of anyone who’s been living in an underground bunker for the last ten years…who on earth are you?
I live in a small town called Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where we speak French and where we go by ski to school!
How did you get started in music, and what drives you to continue?
I started in music by learning how to play Drums at the music conservatory. I continue because I’m sure that one day I can buy a real skate with it.
Do you remember the first beat you ever made? How did you go about it?
Yes it was with a wack program called e-jay hip hop , i think it was the best IGNORANT beat I’ve ever done!
If a movie about your life in music was to be made, what interesting/strange moments and stories would you share to make the movie cool?
Every summer I rent my garden to some sheep and this summer I trained them to walk on their back legs, wearing gold chains, sunglasses and hats. They were the boss of my neighborhood!
Are there any other interesting facts about you that hardly anyone else knows?
I’m bold but what people don’t know is that my hair are growing inside…
What is the greatest thing about working in the music industry? And what would you change if you had the opportunity?
Playing your set with a bottle of Havana club. If I have the opportunity I ask for a bottle of coca cola.
Looking back, what have been the most important moments in your life so far?
One of my good musical experiences was to open for Gaslamp killer.
What have been the biggest highlights?
Getting playlisted on key national radios and playing concerts in the biggest festival in Switzerland with my band « Murmures Barbares »
What has been your biggest challenge…and how did you overcome it?
To travel and to live off my music. Work work work!
Who have been the coolest, most memorable people you’ve met along the way, and how did they make an impact on your life?
The Spanish and the Serbian people, very different culture but generous, honest and pure people.
When you’re sitting on the porch age 97 what would you like to look back on and smile having achieved?
The evolution of the relationship with my girlfriends’ music :)
What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?
Ja Rule in a vip ugly London club when I was 16 years old, no idea how I got in this club, maybe vodka.
What are the greatest songs, albums, books, movies, TV shows, websites you’ve ever come across?
SONG: Dennis DJ Jonathan ll
BOOK: J’irai cracher sur vos tombes
MOVIE: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
TV SHOW: Family Matters
Name 5 songs (yours excluded) that we would expect to find on your iPod or Music Player
Louis Amstrong St.James Infirmary – Erykah Badu The Healer – jonwayne Andrew – Lunice Hitmanes Anthem – Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Who are your heroes? Why do they rock your world?
Gaslamp Killer for his eclectic sets and his energy.
What has been your most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Shigeto at QKC in Neuchatel, there was only 15 persons, he was alone with his machines and the show was brilliant.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Chief and I would make lasagna!
What special-hero type skills are you blessed with?
I have 11 toes so I can run faster than anyone else.
Where can everyone reading this interview keep up with your adventures?
Any final thoughts?
Thanks et à très bientôt!