A very special b2b set from the mighty
FIXATE (UK) and DOCTOR JEEP (NYC)
*bios and links below*
FIXATE (UK) [Exit Records]
It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for Declan Curran, otherwise known as Fixate.
His debut release, ‘Pum Pum’ / ‘System Malfunction’ on Diffrent Music, came out in August 2014 and immediately caught the ears of the great and good of the electronic music world with it’s discombobulating rhythmical patterns and clever fusion of multiple genres. Support came from DJ’s as diverse as Toddla T, Sam Binga, Alix Perez & dBridge amongst others, and it was the latter who then released two of his collaborations with Manchester’s Chimpo, ‘Bun It’ & ‘Dumb’, on Chimpo’s ‘Out An Bad’ EP.
Following on from the success of these initial tracks, he was tasked with writing his first solo EP for dBridge’s hugely respected, taste-making label Exit Records. The ‘Throwback Therapy’ EP was released in May 2015 to much acclaim, with the 4 tracks demonstrating the wide ranging influences and artistic flair of their creator.
Now having found a home on the label amongst one of the most creatively diverse artist rosters in electronic music, he released his second EP, 'March On' in July 2016 as well as being revealed as 1/7th of mysterious D&B super group, 'Richie Brains', in addition to releasing on Ivy Lab’s 20/20 label. If that wasn’t enough, he continues to hone his already impressive skills as a DJ for both Exit and events across the UK and Europe.
DOCTOR JEEP (NYC)
Doctor Jeep is a 27-year old Brooklyn resident known to most as Andre Lira. While attending college in Boston he quickly gained notoriety as one of the city’s most eclectic young selectors, mixing everything from drum & bass, dubstep, and uk garage to techno, electro, and classic house. With DJ sets blending the past, present, and future of dance music in some of America’s best clubs, and festival appearances at Outlook, Bass Coast, Bonnaroo, and EDC, he has proven to adapt to any vibe and make it his own style of party.
Production-wise, Jeep’s music has been described as “a style somewhere between the forward-thinking bass mutations of Cosmic Bridge, the grinding 808 electro of Swamp81, and the breakbeat-heavy sound of early 90′s UK rave music.” With releases on a wide range of international labels such as NYC's Trouble & Bass (R.I.P.), Vancouver’s Aufect Records, and Nottingham's Tumble Audio, and support from tastemaking DJs such as Claude VonStroke, Shy FX, Hannah Wants, J:Kenzo, Machinedrum, and My Nu Leng to name a few, the future looks bright for this multifaceted producer.