Cablecast 005: ALAN FITZPATRICK
The continued rise of Alan Fitzpatrick is the biggest story in UK techno right now. Having enjoyed a rapid ascent since his emergence as the new kid on the techno block in the latter half of 2009, Fitzpatrick now enjoys a status as a highly respected and in-demand producer. His first album, "Shadows in the Dark", released on Adam Beyer's globally renowned imprint, Drumcode, demonstrating his ability to mix pounding techno with more lush, melodic sounds. From that moment he was hotly tipped by some of the biggest names in the game, including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Len Faki, and of course Adam Beyer.
At Drumcode, Alan has found a natural home, and this partnership is definitely proving to be a successful one, releasing three chart topping EP's in Static, Face of Rejection and Insurgent Series. His abilities in the studio have not gone unnoticed, with the likes of Digweed, Joey Beltram and Nick Muir demanding his services.
His style of immersive Techno has led to a ram packed gig diary worldwide, mixing it with the very best in the scene. A regular at the legendary Jaded After Hours, it only seemed right that Alan would be announced as their new resident.
Where, how and on what was the mix recorded?
This mix was recorded in my new studio which is built in a converted garage at the back of my house. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will have no doubt seen the pictures of me building the studio! I Tech list for this mix included 3 CDJ2000’s an Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer and a Red Sound sampler.
What are your past experiences of Cable and in particular Jaded's Sunday morning affairs?
Thinking about it I have only been to Cable for Jaded. I have played 3 times before and been twice for just for a dance after the annual Drumcode warehouse parties on London. In true after party style I can’t say too much about my past experiences as either I can’t remember or its way too classified for an interview but I can confirm for anyone with any doubts that it is the messiest dancefloor in London and a really great club with super sound.
Did you think about these when you performed the mix?
Yeah, for sure. I love the vibe at Jaded and I love playing on the system at Cable. This is why I was so excited to be offered a residency for 2013 and my memories of being at the events was certainly foremost in my mind when I did the mix. I wanted to make an hour long snapshot of what an Alan Fitzpatrick Jaded set will be like so it starts off deep and on the after hours to and build up to more peak time stuff.
You'll be performing for 5 hours (or maybe longer) at Jaded on sunday morning. What can we expect?
It will definitely be a bit of a journey. One of my favorite parts of the past Jaded sessions has been the first hour or so when everyone is just getting into it, whether they have been to another club already or just arrived direct from their beds. It gives me a chance to play deeper, more left-of-centre tracks that I hardly ever get to play in a club. I will of course play a more familiar Alan Fitzpatrick style once my set starts to peak and then I have a few new bits and special tracks lined up for the end too.
Anything else coming up that we should know about?
Well, Im off on holiday next week for 10 days! When I get back I shall be gearing up for lots more touring including a trip to Colombia before WMC in Miami where I will be playing at the Drumcode showcase. Music wise I have three new remixes that are about to be released, with a remix of Renato Cohen’s classic ‘Pontape’ and Ben Sim’s ‘Riots in London’ for Drumcode and a remix of the new Adam Beyer track ‘Take Me Away’ for Drumcode’s sister label, Truesoul.
Catch Alan this Sunday at Jaded After Hours
Jaded at Cable / Sunday 10th February / 5am - 1pm
DJs: Alan Fitzpatrick (5 Hour Set), Raymundo Rodriguez + Special Guests
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