F//asco

Christian Cassar, aka F//asco (pron. Fiasco), is a 29 year old DJ/producer from Gozo, Malta. From his early years, Chris showed an affinity for music and songwriting. At the age of twelve he took his first guitar and singing lessons, and just a couple of years later he took up the role as a singer/guitarist and songwriter in a local punk-rock band. The catchy melodic vocals and energetic rhythms made him grow fonder of songwriting and music production. The band managed to release 4 chart- topping singles, but Chris still felt the urge to experiment with more unconventional and elaborate sounds on his guitar.  Through this experimentation Chris decided to start broadening his songwriting horizons and work more with samplers and sound processing units in order to create pieces he never thought he would be writing. The more he experimented with electronic sounds the more his interests grew in the genre. During the same year, Chris met Dean Demanuele, label owner of Dazed & Confused Records, who gave him an insight to the music industry. His dedication towards music earned Chris a spot as a resident DJ on the same label. 

Only a few months have passed since his debut gig as a DJ and Chris has developed his own identity in the electronic music scene with a blend of deep house grooves and organic sounds with ethnic/ middle eastern influences. He has also played several label showcases both locally and across Europe in various clubs such as Kosmonaut, and Ritter Butzke in Berlin and ADE in Amsterdam. Chris has released his first ep ‘Ramen’ on Dazed & Confused Records and is currently working on his new ep which will be released on the same label. 

Apart from gigging and production, F//asco has put together a series of mixes/podcasts on soundcloud called ‘DIVE DEEP’ with the sole purpose of introducing his spiritual concept of music and influences to the maltese public. He is doing so by means of creating his own hourly mixes biweekly. He is also inviting artists with same interests in music from all over the world in the concept of DIVE DEEP.