Compuphonic is certainly one of the best young electronic music producers Belgium has to offer, although we must admit that the Belgian deep house scene is getting more and more interesting. Find out more about him and enjoy his deep silk house tunes.
My name is Maxime Firket but you might know me as Compuphonic. I was born in Liège, Belgium and grew up in a small village in the countryside called Harzée. When I was a child my idol was Michael Jackson, because he was so incredibly unreal and talented. When I was a child, I started to play cello. It was then when I realised that I had a very special connection to music and decided to continue learning until now and make music my main professional activity. Since then I realised that cello is a limited instrument for me and I’ve started to create electronic music in a studio, complete pieces.
One of my best gigs I played was The Razzmatazz in Barcelona. It was so much fun I loved the fact that I was playing in the Loft, the main room during 4 hours and the energy coming from the public was amazing.
One of the best gigs I have been to was when I went to the Prince in concert in Ghent last year with my mum. I loved to see a real genius on stage!
Now I live in Spa, the water city in Belgium with my two cats. In my house you can find a huge mess of music items (keyboard, headphones, flyers, …) and my refrigerator is usually full with vegetables. I enjoy sushi and Italian food a lot. I can spend hours online, reading musical and studio news. One of my favorite places to visit is Barcelona, because of the ambiance in town, meeting all kinds of people and a great weather.
On weekdays I work all day and on weekends I usually party with friends.
My favorite song at the moment is Luniz ” I got 5 on it” (lately rediscovered). A film I watched lately and really liked was the latest Tarantino, Django. The last series I watched and loved was The Prince of Bel Air (after that, I quit watching series, otherwise I’m spending too much on it).
I am very inspired by every aesthetic design found in nature. My dream is to travel as much as I can and meet all kinds of people. My worst nightmare is becoming blind or deaf.
I love relaxed moments spent in nature, disconnected from daily reality and hate moments when I feel too pressured and overwhelmed at work.
I am addicted to Spa thermal water center, I just cannot stop being active, moving.
I get totally fucked up, when I am really over tired, exhausted with too many gigs in a row. The next day I need to spend a relaxing day at the Spa (which makes sense).
Local Suicide reminds me of the name of a cheap Hard Rock Band.
Tomorrow I will be working in studio. Next month I will try to finish as many tracks as I can. Next year I hope my first album will be a success. In 10 years I hope to have founded my own company.
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a cook.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, my cat would have the main role, because his life looks so easy, natural and uncomplicated when I look at him. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be Monica Bellucci.
If I was a car, I would be a vintage seventies car, a crazy prototype. If I was an animal, I would be a cat. If I was a drug I would be caffeine. If I was an invention, I would be the clip-on sunglasses. If I was an object, I would be a MOOG vintage synthesizer. If I could date myself, I would rush myself to a psychiatric unit.
If I could play with anyone it would be Mozart (If you’re going to dream, might as well dream for real). I would like to collaborate with Paul Kalkbrenner.
If I had only one wish, it would be that human race could finally live at peace with our planet.
I would never give up, because I will never stop making music, because it makes me feel happiness.
My word of advice to the reader would be If you really put your energy into something, you always manage to succeed at it.
Watch the video for “Sunset” ft. Marques Toliver:
Check out his latest mixtape:
A bunch of remixes by fellow Belgian producer Aeroplane, London duo Waze & Odyssey, Get Physical’s own David Keno and Fabio Giannelli and by Aashton & Swift: