By night, he’s Mr. Fluff but really, we all know him better as Bo Amir Iqram.
And well, we gotta say, that we would’ve never expected Mr. Fluff aka 1/3 of IMMA*BLEEP*YOUUP to be a closet fan of R&B, as his latest project is very telling. Very telling, indeed.
When local homegrown trio IMMA*BLEEP*YOUUP (Mr. Fluff, Addic3rd, and Unkel Jaymz) first started out, the Malaysian music scene was not as accepting of dance music as it is now. Then came the electronic dance music boom and as you would expect, Malaysians found themselves lodged in the bubble and as such, IMMA*BLEEP*YOUUP quickly gained a huge following in their home ground.
As a trio, they’ve been heavily influenced by the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Diplo, and Knife Party, just to name a few. But for singer-songwriter and producer Bo, his inspirations are plucked from not just the bass-heavy, trippy end of the music spectrum but also the mellower areas.
His new project (and stage name) now dabbles with the more chill out tunes for easy listening, a complete 180° from the stuff he’d put out with IMMA*BLEEP*YOUUP.
the name “Made Faceless” is a moniker that I’ve used from a while back. It’s actually made for music that doesn’t fit Mr. Fluff’s sound and criteria. I use “Made Faceless” when I produce deep house, techno, leaning towards down tempo sounds and now R&B/Soul.
Under his new moniker “Made Faceless”, Bo experiments with R&B sounds for his debut single, “XY”, which features the vocals of Az Yet’s Shawn Rivera. Kids from the 80s and 90s, especially, would be able to relate to this, what with Az Yet being a top-class 90s R&B act.
Has he always been a fan of R&B? Bo says, “Yes! Of course! Always have been. Favourites would have to be Van Hunt, Emily King, Music Soulchild, D’Angelo, Remy Shand, I can go on.”
Nostalgic? Check. Fresh? Check. Can’t hate it even if we tried. Feed off the “XY” fresh vibes below:
As for the direction that “Made Faceless” will be going into musically or stylistically, Bo confessed that currently, it’s uncertain, but he’d most likely continue using it for more obscure-sounding music.
If you liked “XY”, support your local boy and buy it off Beatport here :)
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