Buoyed by the whirlwind success he has achieved since emerging as the new kid on the techno block in 2008, Alan Fitzpatrick is at the top of his game and brimming with the confidence you would expect of a talent acknowledged as one of the most influential techno artists of the moment. On the back of a standout 2014, Fitzpatrick’s underground momentum has seen him garner a wider fanbase resulting in the Englishman’s stock rising rapidly thanks to a profile-boosting Ibiza season and multiple end-of year accolades, most notably a debut entry at 85 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 poll. A universally respected and in-demand producer, Fitzpatrick has succeeded in carving out his own musical niche within the ever-expanding genre of techno, earning him the reputation of a seemingly unstoppable source of hit music. Tracks such as ‘Truant’, ‘Skeksis’, ‘For An Endless Night’, ‘Always Something For Nothing’ and ‘Reflections’ (a BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune) all topped the charts over the last six years, drawing high praise from peers and tastemakers across genre divides for the vibrancy, originality and inventiveness that has come to characterise Alan Fitzpatrick’s music. Whether he is adding diva-like vocals to cavernous beat workouts, fusing emotive chord sequences with trademark heavy-funk grooves, or blending jungle beats and hardcore bass lines with barnstorming techno dynamics.
A regular guest at a long list of high profile clubs across the globe and an alumnus of the coveted BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Fitzpatrick has a global profile. Fans, who now can be counted as more than one hundred and seventy five thousand, from all over the world, fuel an increasingly busy and broad-ranging tour diary that has the man from Southampton headlining events across Europe, North America, Asia and South America. Attracted to the energy of his trademark tough, hooky grooves and incendiary beats molded together with cerebral moments of emotive melody. Away from the main room, Alan is equally adept, flexing his musical muscles in the daylight hours via residencies with two of the scenes most well established after-hours events – Londonâs long-established Jaded, where Alan took on the role of resident in 2013, and Lehmann Club Stuttgart, who invited Alan to be their first ever International resident during 2014.
As has become traditional over recent years, around this time he likes to give away a track as a token of my appreciation for those who have supported me so here it is, my ‘These Are The Times’ rework of Subspace – Thirteen.