TOTD // 12/09 // Eli & Fur

Published: September 12, 2017, words by Marcos Loveday

Eli & Fur emerged from the scene in 2012/13, during what many consider to be the golden era of the new wave of house and deep house. Their breakthrough hit, ‘You’re So High’, encapsulated a sound that was popular at the time whilst also showcasing their signature spin – atmospheric sounds combined with a moody bassline and airy vocals, treading the line between house and synth-pop.

Since then, their rise has been somewhat meteoric. They’ve released under many label heavyweights including Defected and Anjunadeep whilst also keeping their own moniker active – NYX. With an impressive collaboration list that features the likes of Shadow Child and Erick Morillo, some could argue that Eli & Fur were a big influence in catapulting house from the underground to the almost-mainstream status it has today. And when you look at their track record, it’s hard to disagree.

With multiple awards under their belt and a performance at Coachella to boot, it seems the majority feel the same way; and at a time when a female presence in the scene is so important. For us, they picked out four tracks that have inspired them musically, adding a cheeky bonus track to the selection.

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Maceo Plex

Frisky

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“One of our favourites back in 2012. So many great tracks released around then. As time has gone on the same bass lines have been repeated over and over, but this was a real original. Maceo Plex is king of the bassline, the track grooves like crazy – it’s simple, effective and beautiful.”
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Fish Go Deep & Tracey K

The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I loved this track growing up. It’s such a great track lyrically and such a classic sound. It’s another key influence when making music and reminds me of Ibiza whenever I hear it. – Eli”
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Depeche Mode

Shake The Disease

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Reminds me of growing up – my mum used to play it all the time and really shaped my love for this sound. They are a band who have influenced me so much when making music. – Fur”
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Frankie Knuckles

Your Love

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Such a classic. Been played, sampled, talked about over and over but we couldn’t do a list without this one. It’s pure emotion, complex and melodic. A true anthem from one of the greats.”

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