Faze Action, comprised of brothers Simon & Robin Lee, have been producing, writing, DJing and performing live for more than two decades. Their five LPs have all received critical acclaim, as have their countless remixes, meaning Faze Action is one of the most original, in-demand artists on the Balearic, Disco and House scene.
Early in the duo’s career they released the successful single ‘In the Trees’, which featured classical cello playing from Robin. Along with ‘Disco Motion’, ‘In the Trees’ became an instant classic. Released on the Nuphonic label, these tracks transformed the musical landscape, paving the way for Disco’s revival.
Growing up in London’s Amersham suburbs, Simon & Robin were always obsessed with Jazz, Funk, Disco, and the earliest House music. Simon would seek out records, and Robin would play along on the piano or cello.
In the mid 90s, Simon had started DJing, while Robin was performing frequently in classical concerts. The brothers teamed up for their first record together and produced ‘Original Disco Motion’, a modern Disco masterpiece that Moodymann himself soon sampled. The underground classic track also gained support from the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Francois K. this paved the way for ‘In the Trees’, and the wider Disco revival spearheaded by the brothers.
Over the years, Faze Action have always kept their releases original and creative. ‘Kariba’, for example, is a sublime combination of Afro, Disco and House, aided by Zimbabwe native Zeke Manyika.
In 2006 the brothers set up their own label, FAR. Releases on this label have seen support from Joey Negro, Meat Disco and Dimitri from Paris, as well as wide critical acclaim. ‘Time By Your Side’, from the 2014 LP ‘Body of One’, racked up over one million Spotify plays.
Outside of the studio, Simon and Robin are in-demand DJs, travelling the globe to play clubs and festivals. Their legendary sets connect the dots between Disco, Afro, House and Balearic. Also, performing live, the brothers have connected with audiences on every continent, including during Glastonbury festival, and on a US tour with Groove Armada.
We will be joined by Simon on the Saturday of the festival who will play a special two hour set for us from 5pm…