SWEET SHOP PRESENTS FRED FALKE
Friday, 9:30 p.m. Good Life, 28 Kingston St., Boston. 21+. Admission: $10. 617-451-2622, www.goodlifebar.com
The deal: The Sweet Shop series returns to Good Life on Sept. 14, and this time they’re bringing along famed producer Fred Falke. Featuring a blend of live instrumentals, electronic songs, and mixes influenced by pop, dance, and French-inspired house music, Falke describes his sound as “a big salad, the best one ever.”
The DJs: Downstairs will be territory of Falke, GMGN of Mozzarella Records, and Mr. McNeill of CreateSpace Collab, while Brek.One keeps things moving upstairs.
Three songs you’ll hear: Falke admits that performances are rarely planned, but rather fueled by spur-of-the-moment vibes that vary with each crowd and evening. However, he says that surefire staples include his remix of Whitest Boy Alive’s “Golden Cage”; an original mix, “Aurora”; and “of course, ‘Geronimo,’ which the tour is named after,” says Falke. “People get wild when I play it, and I love that.”
The tip: Fans of Falke should make this show a priority — he always spins exclusive mixes when performing live. “Many tracks in the shows are not [yet] released and may never be. Sometimes, I’m working some idea on the plane or in a hotel and I’ll test out the idea that night. If the feedback is good, I’ll say ‘hmm, maybe we should do something with this,’ ” says Falke. “There’s nothing better for a producer than to play tracks right to an audience and get the reaction right from them.”