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Five Essentials: Alan Fitzpatrick

Five Essentials: Alan Fitzpatrick
David Clayton

Memories Of A Tme Once Past But Long Forgotten was my first introduction to Alan Fitzpatrick, a piece that expertly blended emotive and thought-provoking chords and synths with the driving undercurrent of kick drums. It was clear this was an artist who really knows how to craft a tune that stimulates both the heart and body.

As a big player in the UK techno scene and resident at the legendary daytime party Jaded @ Corsica in 2013, Alan Fitzpatrick really carved out a name for himself with his setlist and control of the decks deep into Sunday morning.

More recently Alan Fitzpatrick has seen success with one of 2014’s biggest tunes, his
remix of Trus’me’s ‘I Want You’ receiving major airtime throughout the Techno world – and being absolutely rinsed by many a DJ on the white isle of Ibiza.

Ahead of Alan Fitzpatrick’s appearance at In:Motion Apex’s third birthday on 28th November in Bristol, we thought it was only right to catch up with the man himself, who drops five essential tunes that have been mainstays of his sets this year.

Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep (Robert Hood Remix) [Nonplus Records]
For me, this is easily one of the hottest records out there at the moment. The original was a really big track last year but this remix package is nothing short of incredible. I’m a big Robert Hood fan anyway but I just cant stop playing this remix. Love it!

Reset Robot – The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon [Truesoul]
Turn the lights off, shut your eyes, block everything else out and just listen. This is a genuinely beautiful track that still manages to have all the power needed to move a crowd. It always has a massive impact when I play it. Everything and everyone just starts melting from the pure emotion. It’s sooo good!

Phil Kieran – Missp (Tom Demac Remix) [Cocoon Recordings]
I love so much about this tune. All the elements are so distinctive but they combine in a special way for a big effect. The way the percussion crackles, the shunting electro basslines, the big builds and huge drops. It’s a pure party-starting track that people totally lose their minds to.

Tale Of Us – North Star [R&S]
I was excited, intrigued and surprised all at the same time when I heard about this release and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Both tracks on the EP are fantastic but ‘North Star’ is the one I’ve been playing most.

Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz (Regal 303 Remix) [Rekids]
Ive been a fan of Regal for quite some time so it was really great to see this remix of his blow up so big. Of course everyone knows the original but Regal has really added something extra and achieved that very difficult thing of making a well-known track exciting for people again.

Alan Fitzpatrick plays In:Motion Apex 28th Novemeber. For tickets visit Motion Bristol’s official website.