Starting his career in 2001 he firstly concentrated on djing itself. A couple of years later he took first steps in producing electronic music and his exceptional talent quickly developed a binch ofreleases on different labels like Analytic Trail, Phobiq , Alchemy, Rhythm Converted, Kombination Research, Nachtstrom, Sleaze,Remain and many others, which instantly gained massive support by the likes of Sven Vath, Laurent Garnier, Len Faky,John Digweed, Umek, Richie Hawtin,Paul Van Dyk, Karotte,Dave Clarke,Danny Tenaglia,Joseph Capriati,Sasha Carassi, Gary Beck, Mauro Picotto, Markantonio, Marco Bailey, Speedy J, Adam Beyer, Dubfire,Alan Fitzpatrick, and many others.
His tracks are veritable “dancefloor-bombs” and his own distinctive hand writing was to be recognized early.
Its Successes are RIOT on Analytic Trail, CONSCIOUSNESS/NEAPS on Truesoul, TWISTED on Phobiq, STORM on Kombination , CHANGE IT on Alchemy and others great releases.
This hand writing particularly expresses itself through the right feeling for timing and arrangement. dropped in due time his productions bring every club to a boil.
His music also called other well known artists to the action, which finally led to collaborations and remixes with artists like Roberto Capuano, Roel Salemink, Alex Bau, Xhin, Axel Krakasis, Harvey McKay,Tom Hades, Soren Aalberg, Angy Kore, Kiko, Kylie Geiger, Mladen Tomic….
Indeed Frankyeffe was not only acting as a producer during that time.
He also spent three seasons as resident-dj at the Rashomon Claub in Rome,which surely is one most influental clubs for electronic underground music in the italian-capital.
Through his productions he also quickly gained an excellent reputation beyond the italian borders,which led to increased dj-bookings in different european countries.
Update Frankye’s latest offering “Consciousness ep” with Enrico Sangiuliano on the great label Truesoul, “Countryside” inc. Roberto Capuano Rmx will be released on Spark Musik, “Fight” on Phobiq, “Cut Off” Incl Mladen Tomic rmx”on Respekt, “Secret Atosphere” on Octopus, another great ep on Analytic Trail, Boration on Kd Music with Roel Salemink, Colla ep on Fone Audio (Inlc. Marco Bailey rmx), another ep on Driving Forces, a rmx for Harvey Mckay on Soma Records and other great releases.
Furthermore he is constantly working on new material as well as touring as a dj and one can be curios about the progression in the near future.q
Ferdinando Apicella a.k.a. Kernel Key was born in Naples. He has his first approach with the music when at the age of 10 his father gave him his first piano keyboard. He grew listening to Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Dire Straits. But when in 1994 he listened to for the first time to a Techno tape from Derrick May, he had directly a big passion for Techno Detroit. So he started playing with his first vinyls, knowing labels as Metroplex, Underground Resistance, Transmat, Axis, M-Plant, and following DJ\\Producers like Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Kenny Larkin, Mike Banks. At the age of 20, he started playing live in most of his hometown clubs, and in january of 1997 he had the honour to play with Damon Wild, getting big hugs from the crowd. For a period of time, he abandoned the Techno scene to learn some Jazz music, but after some years, obsessed by the Techno music, he started studying seriously electronic music production, obtaining the degree of Sound Engineer.