For many of our readers the name Ron Flieger might not ring a bell, but as to the remixes he’s been putting out lately I’m not so sure, since it is the kind of stuff any experienced DJ would find it hard to ignore. For instance, think of that inflammable remix for Portugal. The Man’s “Creep In A T-Shirt” with that delightful, slightly distorted synth-line that goes alongside those “uuhs”. An instant grabber that definitely surpasses the original.
Unlike many new producers whose identity is mainly an enigma, it’s quite easy to find out meaningful information about Flieger. Firstly, he’s far from being a beginner. At the age of 22, Ron Flieger was signed by Warner Chapell Germany as a composer. This surely was a very relevant experience for him, since he helped shape more than seventy pop songs from several artists. Although these tunes hardly suggest the musical genres later to be explored by Ron, it is interesting to note that there’s quite a number of piano-driven songs, so who knows if his inclination to electronica didn’t start with a taste for keyboards?
However, Ron Flieger’s proper introduction, the double-sided single Say That You Love Me/Crystallize, only came out last April on Epic Bear Entertainment. Both songs are full of 80ish synths (those that Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford usually likes), but while “Say That You Love Me” is as fast-paced and loud as dancefloor fillers are likely to be, “Crystallize” goes in the opposite direction. In this tune, the listener is carried away by a revolving arpeggiated bass that keeps going while in several moments little else is heard, giving the illusion that a sudden end is near.
If this wasn’t quite enough, these two great tracks are even available for free download on Ron’s soundcloud. We couldn’t be any luckier, could we?