House producer Fonkynson has released his new single, ‘You Got It (ft. Vaness)’. His upcoming album Falling will be released on the 22 May via Libson Lux Records. Fonkynson has opened for musicians including Fakear, Etienne de Crecy, Zimmer, French 79 and Darius. He has also performed his DJ set alongside renowned acts like The Magician and Birdy Nam Nam. Fonkynson has been featured on popular Youtube channels like HUMP, Aviencloud, Funky Panda, Dealer de Musique and Chill Valley Music. His single ‘Caresse ft Le Couleur’ ranked number 2 twice on USA playlist titled Top Viral 2016 and WORLD Top Viral 2016. His stream count is just under 3.5 million plays. He has performed at festivals like Festival d’été de Québec, Osheaga, Igloofest Montréal and Piknic Électronik Montréal.
Fonkynson was raised in Lille, France, however, he would travel to London regularly throughout his childhood. He now resides in Montreal, Canada. His father introduced young Fonkynson to the iconic music of Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones growing up. He would develop a love for rock and metal music. Soon his musical interests would shift to electronic music, and creating his own beats. Fonkynson adds, “I didn’t first fall in love with the (electronic) music, I fell in love first with the culture.” Featured on the track is the bold and soulful R&B vocals of Congolese and Rwandese descent singer Vaness, who uses the music sharing platform to inspire others, as well as a means of expressing herself.
Fonkynson speaks about the release, “During the creation process of the album, I had this beat I composed, kind of sunny chill 808 bass-driven track with a relaxed west coast vibe. I firstly aimed for an instrumental but tried some acapellas quickly on the track to have a hint of where it could go, a pretty nice producer trick I often do. Then I fell in love with that R&B vibe a female voice could bring to it. I began to search for an artist to ask for a feat and saw Vaness’s profile on SoundCloud. I loved her vibe, her range, the vocal forfeitures that reminded me of 90s R&B divas. She loved the instrumental and said yes. She took quite some time to record a demo, but I remember when I finally got it, I opened the file and it was exactly what I hoped for and way beyond. It wasn’t a demo, it was the final song. Touchdown.”