Alan Fitzpatrick is techno new school meets old school. The era-clash that defines his music is not all that surprising: a ’90s club kid with roots in South London’s party scene, he grew up alongside UK rave culture.
Today Fitzpatrick has an uncanny ability to infuse his big-room sound with clever vintage references that feel relevant to the current dance music climate. “I can never escape the rave stuff,” he says of his productions, which, in his tenure as an artist, have famously garnered the attention of Adam Beyer, who added Fitzpatrick to the Drumcode roster in 2010. Tracks like his “Skeksis,” “Always Something For Nothing” and “Rubix” are recent classics of the genre, each a peculiar brand of contemporary nostalgia.
A universally respected and in-demand producer, Alan 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.
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.
As the We Are The Brave label boss celebrates his latest release on the imprint titled, “The Cosmic Opera” alongside good friend Reset Robot, we caught up with him to discuss his life behind the headphones.
Producer: Ivan De Lucca
DOP: Mark George
Sound & Lighting: Andy Princz
Video Production: NYX Agency