Much like their name suggests, Fundamental have evolved as a prominent feature of the Maltese underground music scene, having made a seismic impact on the island as one of Malta’s most gifted and exhilarating electronic music duos.
This dynamic blend of two uniquely talented musicians sees promoters turned DJs, turned producers ‘Glenn Frantz’ and ‘Daniel Simler’ combining to create a corresponding yet in the same instance, diverse union of two individual sounds; the result, a unique fusion of pulsating beats and deep baselines, each rounded-off with a touch of romantic melodies and harmonious tech-sounds.
Both artists have certainly played a major role in contributing to the cultivation of Malta’s ever expanding underground music industry. Regular warming-up some of the World’s most sought after acts, including Art Department, Sasha, Tale of Us, Guy J, Maceo Plex, and Edu Imbernon, to name but a few, at some of the most respectable clubs on the island, both Dan and Glenn boast over 15 years DJ experience between them, and are affectionately admired by a growing band of loyal aficionados.
The duo has also enjoyed numerous main room appearances at some of Europe’s most revered venues throughout 2013, including London’s EGG Club, The Lightbox and The Victorian Vaults, Birmingham’s Rainbow Complex and Sankeys Ibiza.
With Daniel Simler’s playing style embracing the wide spectrum of Deep to Tech House, there is no doubting his natural ability to both capture and inspire his audience, time and time again. Aligned with his increasing success as a DJ, Daniel has also created a formidable imprint within the local music scene as a top promoter, having established several of his own sell-out events.
The first of these was aptly named 'The Cave'; which, launched in 2008, claimed its name from taking place in a secluded cave, believe it or not. It was this very event which essentially established Daniel as a distinguished figurehead amongst his industry peers, for being the brains behind one of the most unique, intimate and underground parties on the island.
His most recent event series, eloquently titled ‘Equillibrium’ is now one of the most intelligent and sought after parties in Malta. Taking place only a handful of times throughout the year, ‘Equilibrium’ presents a collective of the island’s most established homegrown musical idiocies, for an unrivalled show of passionate and patriotic electronic music.
The other half of Fundamental, and equally as celebrated on the island, is ‘Glenn Frantz. Having been at the forefront of Malta's underground music scene since his first DJ residency in 1999, aged just 18 years young, Glenn’s playing style contributes touches of Deep and Progressive House with hints of Italian inspired techno. Boasting his most recent residencies at 'Cosa Nostra' and 'Get involved', Malta’s top two parties, and having performed alongside the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Henry Saiz, John Digweed and countless other influential names within the industry, Glenn has more recently established his creative genius through the art of production.
With continual respective success on Malta's electronic dance circuit, the merging of Glenn and Daniel, could be viewed as quite inevitable, yet their sound is far from typical. In 2010, the pair came up with a new concept in which they would hold a one off yearly event for a quality crowd of just 300 people. Two years on, carving something somewhat diverse, Daniel and Glenn brought together their individual melodies by performing a 3 hour back to back set together as ‘Fundamental’, on their ‘Fundamental Yacht party in August 2012, which was met with huge success by all that were fortunate enough to be in attendance.
Unsurprisingly the duo has been witness to success after success, with 2013 being their best year yet, having brought their sound to London, Birmingham and Ibiza. Continuing to go from strength to strength, and gaining increased recognition across the industry as ‘ones to watch’, Fundamental appear relentless in their quest to match their productions with their DJ accomplishments. One thing which is therefore assured is that Fundamental are set for some very big things indeed.
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