Legendary surfer-turned-selector FISHER blew up in 2018 with the massive ‘Losing It’, elevating his status from unknown to headliner in a crazy short space of time. After two years of almost constant touring and big Beatport-smashing releases, 2020 has forced the Aussie house superstar to take a step back and appreciate just how wild his trajectory has been.
Ever the optimist, his consistent output of tongue-in-cheek videos, fun pranks and off-the-wall thoughts have kept him and his fans busy as he’s tried to keep smiles on our faces during the darkest of times, often with a tufty multicoloured lockdown hair-do. He’s also been busy with his own label Catch & Release. Having kicked off the year with his own ‘Freaks/Dance With Me’ double-header, he’s focused on championing the sounds of his peers and new artists with major league releases from the likes of Volkoder & Sam Supplier, Deeper Purpose and Andrea Oliva. Now looking forward to returning to whatever normality 2021 will bring, FISHER’s sights are set on Ibiza as he’s the first resident to be confirmed for the mighty Hï.
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Music, family/friends and the beach.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“Keep pushing on, we will always prevail.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“There are too many to just name one but Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ always seems to light up the joint and put a smile on your dial.”