Sprouting from city of “valour” – Valencia – producer, remixer, DJ and label owner; the multifaceted artist Edu Imbernon is a truly global electronic music proposition.
It was during the years 2008 and 2009 that Edu exploded onto the international electronic music landscape. On course to study Economics at the University of Valencia, a last minute change of heart to pursue his dreams as an artist sent him from the sunny climes of Valencia to the epicentre of underground electronic music, Berlin. On the back of his time there, two key events shaped his course. Firstly, “El Baile Alemán” on Liebe Detail, produced with his friend Coyu was appointed “Best Underground Track of the Year” by Beatport and stayed at #1 for 2 solid weeks. Secondly, his label Eklektisch was born, the second release hitting #1 on Beatport for 3 consecutive weeks. Following on from that, over the past 5 years, Edu has curated original music and remixes from the likes of Solomun, Blond:ish, Hot Since 82, Pleasurekraft and David August for the imprint.
Edu’s unique blend of electronica, house and indie has seen him come into his own as a remixer. His anthemic remix of The XX”s “Crystalised”, from their stratospheric “xx” album, proved to be Young Turks best selling remix to date. Follow up remixes of Maya Jane Coles’ “You” for Hypercolour, X-Press 2’s monster “Lazy”; and more recently Hot Natured’s “Emerald City”, Metronomy’s “I’m Aquarius” and WhoMadeWho’s “Right Track” cemented him as a top tier remixer.
In late 2012 “Fayer” was born, starting as a small non regular 300 person event in the upstairs room of La3 club in Valencia. 3 years later Fayer has grown into a record label, event and clothing brand, hosting events in clubs and at festivals to thousands of people at a time, month in, month out.
From humbler beginnings, the Fayer events have gone from strength to strength – the likes of Solomun, Hot Since 82, Tiga, Ame and Booka Shade have featured over the last 12 months; the events flourishing after a move to new 1200 capacity venue Veracruz and a new outdoor summer space in summer 2015. The future of Fayer as an international touring party looks bright.
The label arm of Fayer focuses on bridging the gap between the song based worlds of indie and electronica and the more club focused sounds of house and techno music. Soon to embark on its fourth release, thus far the label has featured music from Qtier, David August, Agoria, Bambook, Metronomy, WhoMadeWho, Adriatique and Edu himself; achieving a two Beatport #1s, over 1m plays online, multiple BBC Radio 1 plays and support from Mixmag, NME, Hypetrak, Earmilk, DIY and Pigeons & Planes.
As a DJ, Edu’s truly global touring schedule continues to broaden – 2014 saw over 120 shows across 40 countries over 5 continents. The first half of 2015 has shown no signs of the pace letting up. The year started with 3 stand out sets at BPM Festival in Mexico, before a debut appearance at tastemaker festival Coachella; closing out spring with a Beatport Top 10 on Suara with long time collaborators Los Suruba. Edu’s return to Ibiza opened illustriously, closing the terrace at Space opening fiesta; the first of 12 dates as part of his residency at the club.
To come in 2015: a return to Culprit Records, the label who harboured “Fayer”, which scooped up best track at the Vicious Music Awards in 2014, performances at TomorrowLand, FIB Benicassim and Electrosplash festival hosting his own Fayer stage featuring Miss Kittin and Adriatique, and the beginnings of a debut artist album.