Name: Kaelem Fakier
The Spoken Word
Known by name rather than alias, Kaelem Fakier aka Terrasoul is a mainstay name among a cult followers lips with his work in all disciplines bringing upon one unified understanding… Experience can be seen where time is put in. Khoi-Soul co-founder and Seasons Recordings roster artist, his exploits in media and writing is seen in abundance on We Are Pulse where he brings across a tasteful and informative posts religiously with a hint of his own flare in each. Humble but direct, his years of dedication has given us a lot to appreciate and with that led to work with the Pioneer academy where he will be sharing his knowledge and passing it on to the future artists of SA.
1) Describe Yourself In Three Words
Kaelem: Daring, understated, passionate.
2) Dream Festival?
Kaelem: I’ve heard great things about Fusion Festival in Germany. It’s held in a former Russian military airfield, and embraces counter culture and non-commercialism, which is very intriguing and quite “Burn” -esque. I guess Burning Man too then, but that’s not a festival per se.
3) Your Fave Release Of All Time & Artist To Watch Out For?
Kaelem: I can’t put my finger on one favorite release, but the most important release for me in the last 20 years is Only Freak – Can’t Get Away (Solid Groove Remix). It played a big part in my immersion in deep house. Local artist to watch this year would be Pierre Johnson. Internationally, Tim Engelhardt.
4) Advice For The Dreamers, Trendsetters & Up N’ Comers Out There?
Kaelem: It’s been said so many times, but just do you. Focus on what makes you unique and what you love. Your own ideas are more valuable than a copy of someone else’s, so tell your story and tell it with conviction.
5) What do you have going on currently? What can we look forward to?
Kaelem: I will begin lecturing at the Pioneer DJ Institute later this year, doing one-on-one music production courses with aspiring producers. This will mean a lot more time in studio, and in time, some new tunes from Terrasoul.