Start your week out right with a playlist from DJ duo Eli & Fur. We caught up with them to chat DJing, fave gigs and what’s on the agenda for 2017 ahead of their set at Beat-Herder in July.
Tell us about yourself…
We are a DJ duo from London, we met at school. We have opposite characters and interests which makes our friendship and working relationship even more interesting. We spend our days playing shows and making music and we love every second of it.
What does a day in the life of Eli & Fur look like?
We’ve been in the Red Bull London Studios for a few months so it’s been a change to have a routine. Going in every day and making music till the early hours has been awesome. About to head off on an American tour, those days usually start with a flight, checking into a hotel, napping and snacking, going for a wonder, making some tunes in the hotel room and checking emails etc, exploring the city, grabbing dinner, heading to the club, playing our set, partying, sleeping and then doing it all all again! We love to get some studio time in on the road too, will be doing that in LA. It’s always inspiring to make music in different cities.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
We love anything that communicates some sort of powerful emotion, has depth, a story behind it and can withstand time. This applies to a lot of aspects of both our lives and our music.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
Space Ibiza for Carl Cox Revolution was one that was really special, it was an amazing experience, the energy that night was crazy and seems even more magic seeing as we will never play Space again. It was such an amazing club and to be part of the last year was a dream.
Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?
We would love to do a session Max Martin, It would be so interesting to work with someone so talented at writing pop songs. That’s always been an interest for the both of us as we started out songwriting before djing. Pharrell would be pretty cool too. We also love Black Coffee.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Both are such powerful and artistic ways to express yourself. They come hand in hand.
What’s your favourite music video?
Eli: Michael Jackson – Thriller is a good one
Fur: Jay Z & Beyoncé – Bonnie and Clyde
Who did you listen to growing up?
Eli – Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, White Stripes to name a few.
Fur- Depeche Mode, The Cure, Maddona.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
Eli – I wouldn’t really say I had one person. I have a ton of bands and artists I love and have listened to constantly for years but when making music I usually like to draw inspiration from experiences, people, places etc
Fur – Prince
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
A combination of Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, however we don’t feel guilty about this.
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Eli: Lana Del Ray – Born To Die, its magic.
Fur: Drake – More Life
What track gives you goosebumps?
Fur – New Person same old miskates – Tame Impala
Eli – So many, right now Eagles – Hotel California
How would you describe your personal style?
Eli – I love oversized tshirts and tank tops, hoodies, leather trousers. I’m obsessed with trainers. I get more of my style inspiration from guys actually, I love a lot of the more high end street wear. Caps, beanies etc
Fur- A bit all over the place, one day i will wear black and the next tie-die, usually in the form of tracksuits. Comfort comes first, when I’m home alone i wear some very hideous things, and old shoes that are too comfortable to throw away.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be?
What 3 clothing items could you not live without?
Eli: White trainers, black tank top, leather trousers.
Fur: Trainers, Tracksuits, My huge uniqlo Puffer
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Eli – friendly fun foodie
Fur – Shy at first
What’s your spirit animal?
Eli – Dog
What emoji best describes you?
Eli – I use the crying laughing one the most
Fur- upside down smiling face
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Infatuation, the best food posts ever if you’re into that. It’s where we find loads of restaurants to go to in different cities.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The Internet, Calibre
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Will Smith – Gettin Wit It
Where can we see you perform next?
Snowbombing in Austria or Coachella in Palm Springs!
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
More gigs, more music, more fun 😉
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