By Gaby Izarra
Christian Falero has long since been inaugurated into the Miami club life. As local talent bouncing through big-name venues like Mansion and Cameo, his name is tied to a more progressive and mainstream style of house music. But he’s been itching to spit out something new. Lurking somewhere deep in Falero’s creative ear is Craftsman, a new project he’s taking on to shake off the mainstream ties and give birth to something darker. We’re all for it, Falero. mybeatFix picked the Miami local’s brain to find out more about Mr. Craft.
Why did you decide to create the alias Craftsman, and how did you choose the name?
This alias is something that has been a long time in the making. However, timing was really the key factor, because this sound has always laid with me stemming back to some of my first releases in ‘07.
The name was born on a flight I was taking to a gig in Philly, during which I ordered a Ginger Ale. On the bottle was the word Craftmanship. It just clicked. I don’t know how to explain it, but it felt right.
Craftsman is deeper and darker than the Christian Falero we all know. Is he a reflection of a change in your life or your musical evolvement?
Neither really. The sound is something that has always been in me. It just laid dormant for years while my focus was on a more mainstream sound that I found success with.
In the Craftsman October podcast, you even pulled out some dubstep. Will this alias be delving into all kinds of genres, or are you sticking to something specific?
Music has no boundaries and I try to push the creative envelope as far as I can. You can always expect deep and driving tech house from this alias but never be surprised if something different comes out of left field. I believe if you do it right then it’s always respectable.
What do you hope to get to in the distant future with Craftsman, and what can we expect from you soon?
The plan is to take things to the next level in due time. More specifically, a tour along with lots of productions and more collaborations.
In the near future there is plenty to look forward too. On the production tip I will be releasing many edits that I currently have circulating around the circuit with good buzz, thanks to the help of some of my DJ friends. There are two original projects that I have in line to release: “To it” with Cadenza and another one that I can’t release the info for at this very moment but the words big deep & bassline come to mind. Not to mention one hell of a sample!
I have a few shows planned for the winter, which I’ll be posting the details on very soon. I am looking forward to bringing the live aspect of this creation out and waiting for the response.
I work really hard on my music projects and I truly care about making people happy with them because I take great pride in all my work.