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Background information Birth name Vincent James Turner Also known as FrankreMix, Mr Mouth, The Beat Machine Born 9 October 1985 Origin Thornton Heath, Croydon, England Genres Electropop, synthpop, dance-pop, power pop Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, remixer Instruments Vocals, synthesizer, beatbox, Keyboards Years active 2006–present Labels Apparent Records, Island Records, Cherrytree Records Website www.frankmusik.com
Vincent Frank born Vincent James Turner (born 1985) is known professionally as Frankmusik is an English electropop musician. The name "Frank" is derived from the surname of his grandfather, whose name he took in tribute.
He attended Christ's Hospital boarding school in West Sussex and was member of the house 'Maine A'. He entertained his housemates with constant piano playing. He completed a year-long foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and went on to study at the London College of Fashion, dropping out to concentrate on music.
Frankmusik released his debut EP, Frankisum, in 2007. Former school friend and then assistant of A&R at Island Records, Ben Scarr, introduced Island colleague Louis Bloom to Frankmusik's MySpace page, which was getting a significant number of hits at the time. Although already known for high energy electro and happy hardcore, Frankmusik's signing to Island was in part because Bloom recognised a pop star performer beneath the electronic music, telling HitQuarters: "Underneath all the madness there was some great hooks and melodies, and buried even deeper was a voice; it took a lot of time after signing for him to have the confidence to sing without putting loads of effects over his vocal."
In December 2008, Frankmusik made it on to the long-list of the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll. In the UK, Gaydar Radio was the first national station to champion Frankmusik and tracks from his debut album, Complete Me. Initially interviewed by Alex Baker as part of the station's coverage of National Student Pride, Frankmusik performed a number of live tracks, which were then playlisted as part of an album teaser. His rise to fame was also followed closely by his local radio station, 107.8 Radio Jackie, which was the first station to broadcast his music.
In January and February 2009, he was the support act for Keane on their Perfect Symmetry tour in the UK. In March 2009, he headlined National Student Pride in Brighton's seafront club Digital with Jodie Harsh and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling). In June 2009, Frankmusik was support act for the Pet Shop Boys in London, Manchester and Liverpool. He did a short tour to launch the album Complete Me, starting in Brighton on 17 July and taking in London, Glasgow and Manchester.
Complete Me debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number thirteen in August 2009, after its second single, "Confusion Girl", was A-listed by BBC Radio 1 and reached number twenty-seven on the UK Singles Chart. The other singles were "Better Off as Two", which peaked at number twenty-six, and "3 Little Words".
In August 2009, a more extensive UK tour was announced to take place during November and December 2009. Just two days later on 20 August 2009, it was announced that Frankmusik would join the Perez Hilton Presents tour in Autumn 2009. Frankmusik was part of a line-up at the 02 Arena 3D ELEKTRO RAVE alongside Caspa and Rusko, Tinchy Stryder, High Contrast, and Dancing Robot Music.
Frankmusik has remixed material by other artists, including Pet Shop Boys' "Love etc.", Lady Gaga's "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", Alphabeat's "Fascination" and "10,000 Nights", Mika's "Relax, Take It Easy" and CSS's "Move", and has covered "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". Frankmusik has also produced material for other artists, such as "First Place" on Tinchy Stryder's 2009 album, Catch 22, and "Wish I Stayed" on Ellie Goulding's Lights (2010). Frankmusik also remixed Zombie by Natalia Kills, although it is yet to be released. In 2010 he collaborated with Computer Club on a track called "Losing Streak". He cites Erasure, ELO, Razorlight, Merzbow, Hard-fi, Pet Shop Boys, Late Of The Pier, Oasis and Killa Kela as influences.
Most recently, he features in a Far East Movement track called "Fighting For Air", from their album Free Wired and appears in Far East Movement's music video for "Rocketeer" with Kayla Kai and Mohombi.
It was announced in February 2011 that he has begun work producing the new Erasure album in Maine. Entitled Tomorrow's World, this was released on 3 October 2011 in the UK, and 4 October 2011 in the USA. During October and November 2011, Frankmusik is the supporting act on the Erasure tour across the US and Europe.
In a April 2011 interview, his A&R Louis Bloom said that Frankmusik was at work on his upcoming album. According to Bloom: "The challenge has been for him to simplify the structure of his songwriting whilst still encouraging him into taking risks on the production duties."
In popular culture
Album Title Album Details Peak chart positions UK
- First studio album
- Released: 3 August 2009
- Label: Island Records
13 88 Do it in the AM 178 —
Year Title Peak chart positions Album UK
IRE 2008 "3 Little Words" – — Complete Me 2009 "Better Off as Two" 26 — "Confusion Girl" 27 — 2010 "The Fear Inside" – — Do it in the AM 2011 "Do It in the AM" (featuring Far East Movement) – — "No I.D." (featuring Colette Carr) – — As featured artist 2009 "I Got Soul" (with The Young Soul Rebels) 10 19 Charity single
Other charted songs
Year Title Peak chart positions Album UK 2008 "In Step"/"Done Done" – Complete Me 2009 "Time Will Tell" 173
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- ^ "Radio1 Playlist". BBC. 2009-07-27. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/playlist/. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- ^ "Frankmusik tour dates November and December 2009". http://www.frankmusik.com/news.php?item=105. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- ^ "Frankmusik joins Perz Hilton Presnets tour this September". http://www.frankmusik.com/news.php?item=106. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
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- ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Love etc. MP3 Downloads". 7digital. 15 March 2009. http://www.7digital.com/artists/pet-shop-boys/love-etc-7/?src=alsoBy&utm_source=also_by&utm_medium=site. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ ":: arjanwrites music blog ::: Listen to Lady GaGa "Eh Eh" (Frankmusik Cut Snare Edit Remix)". Arjanwrites.com. http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2009/03/listen-to-lady-gaga-eh-eh-frankmusik-cut-snare-edit-remix.html. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ "Alphabeat – Fascination MP3 Downloads". 7digital. 1 September 2008. http://www.7digital.com/artists/alphabeat/fascination-8/. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ "Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights MP3 Downloads". 7digital. 1 September 2008. http://www.7digital.com/artists/alphabeat/10-000-nights-6/. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ "Buy MIKA – Relax, Take It Easy (Frank Musik Mix) online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!". Play.com. http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Track/4-/7163072/Relax-Take-It-Easy/Product.html?aid=7579323. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ "ADA New Releases – November 2008". ADA New Releases. 2008-11-04. http://www.ada-newreleases.com/ada-newreleases/200811/?pg=76. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
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- ^ "Frankmusik – Such Great Heights – Listening & stats at". Last.fm. 11 February 2009. http://www.last.fm/music/Frankmusik/_/Such+Great+Heights. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ "Computer Club feat. Frankmusik – Losing Streak". dailybeatz. 16 May 2010. http://dailybeatz.com/2010/05/16/computer-club-feat-frankmusik-losing-streak/. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- ^ Metro UK: Frankmusik - Posing naked isn't easy
- ^ a b "UK Charts > Frankmusik". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/frankmusik/.
- ^ "Frankmusik – Irish Charts". irish-charts.com/ Hung Medien. http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Frankmusik.
- ^ "Do It In The Am Out Now". Frankmusik. http://www.frankmusik.com/. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
2011 Fighting for Air Far East Movement(Free Wired)
- South London Press interview[dead link]
- Official website
- Frankmusik on Myspace
- Frankmusik's channel on YouTube
Singles"3 Little Words" · "Better Off as Two" · "Confusion Girl" · "The Fear Inside" · "Do It in the AM" · "No I.D." Featured singles"I Got Soul" Related articles
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