Starting as an after-party at East London's 93 Feet East on Sundays in 2008, FUSE has grown to become one of Europe's clubbing powerhouses. Now with regular London parties at Village Underground and a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, plus an event coming in Barcelona during Sonar, it's safe to say FUSE is one of the big boys.
With Enzo Siragusa as the brand's face and residents like Seb Zito, Rossko and Archie Hamilton flying the flag, it's also a label. Well-respected among connoisseurs of stripped-back grooves, FUSE London has released classy tech house cuts mainly from residents, but it's as a party that FUSE is best known. Going from after-party haunt to a proper club night, naturally the music policy has shifted a little in recent years.
“It was a much dubbier sound in the early days. Very stripped-back,” says Enzo. “As we have evolved there is a lot more energy, as the event and the crowd have naturally changed slightly. We as people and as DJs have become more cultured, and that is reflected in our production output, and of course what we play.”
With parties at Mint Club/Warehouse (Leeds), Sub Club (Glasgow), Undercurrent (Amsterdam), Goa Club (Rome) and Dude Club (Milan) under its belt, FUSE looks forward to its Sonar debut with an unofficial party featuring Nastia, Livio & Roby alongside Enzo, Seb and the residents at Hotel ZT on Saturday 20th June. FUSE is about to explode!
LIGHTS A FUSE
What is it? A small after-party turned European juggernaut.
Who is it? “The original team was myself, Tony and a third guy Dom.”
Where is it? Previously just an after-party, it's now all over Europe. Village Underground, Ibiza and Sonar.
What does it sound like? Classy techno, house and tech house.
Who are the residents? “Me, Rossko, Seb Zito and Rich NxT, and then our family of DJs include Archie Hamilton, Alex Arnout, Ben Rau, Luke Miskelly, Sam Bellis, Stuart Hawkins, Chris Maran, Dan Farserelli, Ittestsu and Antony Difrancisco.”
Who have you booked? “We have had tINi, Guti, Sonja Moonear, Loco Dice, Tobi Nuemann, Livio & Roby, Martin Buttrich, Dorain Paic, Dewalta, Alexkid and Steve O’Sullivan among others.”
What's next? “Finishing off new material, a track with Martin Buttrich, finishing music that I have written with Guti.”
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