Mathias Humlen, a.k.a. Fakethias
, only released his debut EP Attune
back in 2018. But he is already making a name for himself in the electronic music scene with performances at the Red Bull Music Festival last year in Berlin and at this year’s Sónar Barcelona
in the SonarDôme presented by Red Bull stage. Describing his music as a mix of both experimental sounds and club beats, Fakethias revels in extremes and contrasts and looks for the balance in a cacophony of heavily processed material ripped from YouTube, soothing melodies and voice notes pulled straight from his iPhone. Before his set at Sónar Barcelona, we managed to have a quick chat with the Oslo-based producer about his debut album, his creative process and the musical influence of other artists, and being nominated for a coveted Norwegian Grammy.