Anjunadeep‘s favorite new two brooding Brits, Eli & Fur, have taken a moment to parse their favorite tracks (including a few of their own design, of course) from the last year, before they kick-start 2019 aboard Groove Cruise Miami.
The cinematic house duo spent 2018 eclipsing mundane DJ/producer expectation, with their visceral, reflective aesthetic rendering their productions deliriously dance-worthy, but also ideal for a relaxed listen outside the club setting. Their most recent EP, Night Blooming Jasmine serves as invariable evidence of their tone/mood-fluxing capabilities Unsurprisingly, the ladies’ selects reflect this chameleon-like dance-ability, spanning the mystifying, high-spirits “Buggin” by Hot Since 82 to Bob Moses’ slow-burning subtleties by way of “Back Down.”
While Groove Cruise Miami is totally sold out, pre-sale for West Coast Groove Cruise is available here. Fans should keep their eyes peeled for Eli & Fur’s new remix with Maya Jane Coles out next month on NYX Music.
“Cannot wait for Groove Cruise. For some reason we have become cruise ship regulars. Think this is our 5th or 6th. Fur loves the casino and Eli likes the fact you can’t leave. It’s like a huge floating hotel of craziness and it’s always one to remember.”
1. DJ Dep – Stop Talking (Tiger Stripes Edit)
This has been a real stomper on the dance floor. One of those ones that works every time. Been a favourite to play out and a great tool to pick up the energy.
2. Eli & Fur – Night Blooming Jasmine (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
When we asked Rodriguez Jr. to remix this we were so happy when he said “yes.” We have been fans of his for a while and had met before at a few parties. He totally smashed it and took the original to another level.
3. Jimmy Edgar – Burn So Deep Ft DAWN (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
This one is a moment. Maya is a genius producer and remixer, have played this a lot this summer. It’s not in any way generic and sticks in people’s memories. The best recipe for any track we like to play out.
4. Bob Moses – Back Down
Have wanted to see them live for a while now. They balance the electronic and live world perfectly and have such a great catalog to dig into.
5. SL2- DJs Take Control – (Shadow Child Remix)
We have worked with Shadow Child in the past and he’s so so talented. This is another banger that’s been great. Played this at Ants in Ibiza quite a few times and it always gets the party going.
6. Eli & Fur, OC & Verde – Sweet Perfection
This came out on Yoshi Toshi at the start of 2018, loved collaborating with OC & Verde.
7. Kaz James and Nick Morgan – Twisted Instrumental Mix
Another we have been playing out in most of our sets, so much melody and emotion. This is right up our street. Was a great moment when we played it at Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino, with the wind blowing and all the amazing lights out in the crowd.
8. Anotr – Bend
Bad ass track. These guys are so good. Play a lot of their tunes out and this is our favourite so far.
9. Mathame (With Lyke) – Nothing Around Us
This pulls at your heart strings. Like anything from Life And Death it’s full of emotion mixed with aggression and is such an intense dance floor experience.
10. Blond:ish – Circus
This is wacky and amazing, played this at Treehouse Miami and it went off. It’s a great one for more intimate party vibes and one of our favourites of 2018.
11. Eli & Fur – Something Was Real
Yes, plugging ourselves here but this is a special track to us both personally and felt super happy to get something a bit different on our last EP. It’s more down tempo than our usual releases and one of our favourites on the EP.
12. Hot Since 82 – Buggin’feat Jem Cooke
Great tune from someone we are very excited to see play on the ship. Love all his tunes.
13. Eli & Fur x Harry Romero – Be Somebody
Harry is a legend and an amazing producer. This one started with a vocal we wrote. We loved the vibe and felt like it could really work over something groovy. “Be Somebody” was born with the help of Harry. It was wicked to collab with him and love playing this one, will definitely be dropping it on the boat.
14. Bronski Beat – Why (Wax Wings)
This is genius. Love Wax Wings, love this track. Been playing it out a lot recently. One of the great moments to remember again. If you haven’t got this go get it.
15. Eli & Fur – Parfume (Athea remix)
James (Athea) is a mate of ours who’s super talented. So we asked to remix “Parfume” on our latest EP. Love how dark this version is. Heads down vibes, here.
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