Chanel provides a modern take on ‘Fax’ by H.E.R
CHANEL has delivered a tasty re-interpretation of H.E.R‘s tune ‘Fax.’ Don’t let the title fool you into thinking this is not a tune for the modern ages, as what Chanel has delivered is a fresh update.
This is one artist that is really coming into her own after spending the past few years mixing and DJing in her hometown of Sydney. Having recently signed to the House of Mince agency, Chanel has already been added to some incredible bills, having recently played alongside KLLO, KIMCHI PRINCI and HABITS as well as being booked to support PRINCESS NOKIA at her Golden Plain side shows (which didn’t end up happening because Princess Nokia cancelled their Australian tour, but is an impressive feat all the same).
With her signature experimental brand of RnB, Chanel injects a completely new femme energy on ‘Fax.’ Whilst the vocal is quite similar to a more classic style of RnB, it’s the unique instrumental foundations of the track that really take ‘Fax’ to a more contemporary space. She pushes the boundaries of genre, combining some almost confronting broken snare percussion and electronica, with the original vocals looped. The electronic sounds that wash over ‘Fax’ are quite dreamy, and contrast well with some of the more interesting elements incorporated, like the electronic bell and a recurring beep.
A lot of commercial RnB tends to be cheesy or a bit over stylised, but there’s rawness and simplicity about Chanel‘s remix of ‘Fax’ that makes it so easy to digest. It’s exciting to see more females dominating this genre. We’re excited to see what she does next.
PHOTO CREDIT: DANIELLE KARLIKOFF
Words by: ROSIE RAE