Having setup his second imprint Fayer Records, which has released music from the likes of David August, Agoria and Adriatique, Spain’s Edu Imbernon takes the reins for the imprint’s fourth release with the smouldering, ‘Fixing Fires’.
The label’s MO so far has been bridging the worlds of indie-electronica with the more club-focused sounds of house and techno, and it’s clearly working as the label has already achieved two Beatport number 1s and support from everyone from BBC Radio 1 to Mixmag.
‘Fixing Fires’ was born in Edu’s beachside studio on the outskirts of his hometown Valencia alongside Archivist and jazz musician Rory Simmons. The release – which is out now – also features a well-crafted remix from techno deity Maya Jane Coles.
We grabbed 5 minutes with Edu Imbernon to pick his brains about his favourite club, the first track he bought and who he owes a debt of gratitude to for his continued success.
Hello Edu – whereabouts are you today?
At home in Valencia.
What was the first record you bought…?
The classic Together – Hardcore Uproar [FFRR]
What was the last record you bought…?
Shenoda – Sunbeam/Bloodstream
What track do you wish you’d written…?
New Order – Crystal (Lee Combs remix)
What track makes you happiest…?
The remix I did for Maya Jane Coles a few years ago of her record ‘You’, it brings great memories of happy moments.
What track makes you saddest…?
I really don’t know, I don’t really keep track of records that make me sad…
What’s your favourite club…?
There are so many favorites! Space Ibiza terrace is one of them, Watergate Berlin or Warung in Brazil
What’s your favourite after party record…?
Larry Heard & Mr.White – The Sun Can’t Compare
What track has had the most influence on you…?
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me
Which of your own tracks are you most proud of…?
My remix of The XX – Crystalised or my new record ‘Fixing Fires’
Who do you owe a debt of gratitude to for becoming a successful DJ..?
All the people I had around me when I used to play rave parties when I was 16-17 years old & my family for supporting me and believing in me.
What’s your current favourite record…?
Artur Oskan – Lovebug
If your studio was one fire and you go back in a save one thing, what would it be and why…?
My computer! I’m not very good at backing up…!