Sprouting from city of “valour” – Valencia – producer, remixer, DJ and label owner, the multifaceted artist Edu Imbernon is a truly global electronic music proposition.
Edu’s unique blend of electronica, house and indie was spawned by his anthemic remix of The XX”s “Crystalised” – the process was responsible for his discovery of producing with live instruments and vocals alongside electronics and synthesised sounds.
His now trademark sound can be heard on his follow on remixes of Maya Jane Coles’ “ You”, X-Press 2’s monster “Lazy”; and more recently Hot Natured’s “Emerald City”, Metronomy’s “I’m Aquarius” and WhoMadeWho’s “Right Track”. This course was also followed via his original productions, “ Punset”, “Imberlove” and “Fade It All Out”; as well as “Fayer”, voted Best Track at 2014’s Vicious Music Awards.
It was during the years 2008 and 2009 that Edu exploded onto the international electronic music landscape. On course to study Economics at the University of Valencia, a last minute change of heart to pursue his dreams as an artist sent him from the sunny climes of Valencia to the epicentre of underground electronic music, Berlin. On the back of his time there, two key events shaped his course. Firstly, “El Baile Alemán” on Liebe Detail, produced with his friend Coyu was appointed “Best Underground Track of the Year” by Beatport and stayed at #1 for 2 solid weeks. Secondly, his label Eklektisch was born, the second release hitting #1 on Beatport for 3 consecutive weeks.
In late 2012 “Fayer” was born, starting as a small non regular 70 person event in the upstairs room of a small club in Valencia. 3 years later Fayer is somewhat a different beast.
From humbler beginnings, the Fayer events have gone from strength to strength – the likes of Solomun, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga, Ame and Booka Shade featuring over the last 12 months, at clubs, open airs and festivals alike, to thousands of party goers at a time.
The label arm of Fayer focuses on bridging the gap between the song based worlds of indie and electronica and the more club focused sounds of house and techno music. Thus far the label has featured music from David August, Agoria, WhoMadeWho, Adriatique, Maya Jane Coles, Robag Wruhme and Edu himself.
After 6 releases, the achievements of the label reflect those of one many years its senior: three Beatport genre #1s, millions of plays online, multiple positions on Spotify’s Viral charts, extensive BBC Radio 1 support and support from Mixmag, NME, Hypetrak, Earmilk, DIY and Pigeons & Planes; as well as DJ support that reads like a who’s who of underground electronic music.
As a DJ, Edu’s truly global touring schedule continues to broaden – 2014 and 2015 saw over 250 shows across 40 countries and 5 continents. Coachella, TomorrowLand and BPM Festival were all key features of the last 12 months, as well as another Space Ibiza residency bookended by outstanding sets at the legendary Opening and Closing parties.
2015 closed with his first release on his own Fayer imprint, “Fixing Fires”, hitting the Top 10 on Beatport’s Deep House chart whilst also scaling the main chart; and a “Best Artist” win in the Vicious Music Awards, Spain’s most prestigious electronic music publication.
2016 looks brighter than ever. Fayer events are set for expansion beyond the Valencian shores into international lands; fresh music with the trademark sound from both the Fayer stable and Edu himself are set for release; and further extensive tours being scheduled across the world covering India, Australia, USA and South America.
Eklektisch is the label run by esteemed Spanish DJ and producer, Edu Imbernon. Since 2008, the label has showcased a wide range of house and tech styles from a number of established and breakthrough artists. As well as the boss himself, the likes of Coyu, Uner, David August, Solomun, Los Suruba, Henry Saiz, Rodriguez Jr and many more have released on the imprint. Perfect electronic music for the more discerning dancefloors is the label’s mission, with many of the releases being played by top spinners including Agoria, Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, X-Press 2 and many more besides.
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