After scorching onto the scene in 2017, and dropping a slew of ubiquitous anthems, the Aussie phenomenon that is FISHER finally makes his debut in the Top 100. Settling in at No.63, he takes the Highest New Entry award while he's at it.
Shazam has released a selection of data showing what tracks were most popular in Ibiza over the summer.
Coming out on top, the most Shazamed track this year was 'Joys' by Italian DJ Roberto Surace, which started gaining traction on Shazam in late June.
Paul Nicholas Fisher is a straight up Strayan. True blue, down to earth, no messing about. He loves his music, he loves to surf, he loves a laugh with his mates. What you see is what you get; a happy-go-lucky man who seems to emanate joie de vivre and has a tendency to cackle mischievously when he laughs. Beer, banter, beats and not so much as a whiff of bull. He’s as honest as they come...
You’ll have no doubt seen him, too. He’s got a strong online presence and is one of the few DJs who doesn’t do Instagram videos because he feels he ought to, or his manager is holding him at gunpoint and telling him it’s essential in today’s modern game. He does them because, to use his own catchphrase, he “fucking loves it”. In fact, he’s been in front of the camera a lot of his adult life. But in terms of his backstory, and how he went from a relative unknown to one of the hottest tickets in town in less than two years, there’s a chance you might have missed it.
He’s got a lot of gigs coming up this year. He had a lot last year, too. Since his debut single ‘Ya Kidding’ landed on Dirtybird in June 2017, his flippers have barely touched the floor. He achieved the holy grail of aspiring DJs and producers since the dawn of dance music; off the back of just one big club track he became a hot name in house music.
Solomun, Charlotte de Witte and Four Tet are amongst the first acts announced for this year's Lovebox weekender in London's Gunnersbury Park.
Also featured amongst the dance music lineup at this summer's event are Fisher, Annie Mac, Patrick Topping, Green Velvet, Guy Gerber and Kaytranada.
Rocketing into the Top 100 in 2017 at No.26, Belgium’s Felix De Laet has enjoyed an equally rocketing career trajectory since he broke into the big-time with his breakthrough 2014 smash, ‘Are You With Me’. Establishing a partnership with Armin van Buuren’s iconic Armada camp, where he dropped his ‘Less Is More’ album a few years later, including breakthrough hits ‘Reality’ and ‘Are You With Me’. Felix says the biggest development this year was his live debut at his country’s Tomorrowland festival.
Wankelmut 'One Day'
“This is the track that got me into the deep house kind of vibe that I love so much, guitar sounds and good vocals — love it.”
“This influenced me because of the use of the synths and the cool delay sounds — and again a cool mix of energy and emotion.”
Avicii & Philgood 'A New Hope'
“An unreleased track unfortunately but so good. I’m a big electro house fan and this is definitely one of my favourites.”
Marshall Jefferson 'Move Your Body (Tchami Tribute)'
“Amazing track by Tchami! Tchami was really one of my favourite producers around a few years ago, his sound design AND creativity were insane — and still is!”
Fisher 'Losing It'
“Any track by Fisher is amazing. Fisher is an amazing mix of accessible good vibes tech-house and aggressive sounds at the same time. It was a perfect insight for me on how I could grow as a producer if I wanted to go deeper.”
Netsky 'Iron Heart'
“The production behind this track made me fall in love with Netsky. Everything he released is pure magic, and I’m so happy I got to make a track with him.”
Zonderling 'Tunnel Vision'
“Zonderling inspired me with their take of 'Domino' by Oxia, but once they put out 'Tunnel Vision', they really created something unique and amazingly powerful.”
“I had to pick a track from Flume. Flume inspired me and keeps on inspiring me on sound design and production, mixed with feelings and electronic sounds. By far my favourite producer of the last five years.”
Eric Prydz 'Opus'
“I was always really afraid of changing bpms in tracks, also because it would be harder to mix in a set, but 'Opus' taught me different. Now I love messing around with the BPM and build-ups that make my tracks evolve into something unpredictable.”
1001Tracklists has compiled its data from 2018 to chart the most played dance tracks of the year.
The user-powered platform gathered the info from 36,000 tracklists uploaded to the site throughout the year and has presented the results in a chart they’ve called ‘A State Of Dance Music 2018’.
Beatport has revealed its list of the best selling tracks of 2018.
Taking in an overall top 100, as well as individual genre charts, the lists have been put together from music available on the website, including the 1.3 million tracks that were made newly available via the download service over the course of 2018.
‘Losing It’, a tech house track by Australian DJ and producer Fisher, was the website’s best selling track of 2018, having been released during the height of the summer. It spent ten weeks on the top spot in the overall Beatport Top 100.
With Tomorrowland 2018's two weekends now committed to beautifully debauched memory we can confirm the ten most played tracks from the Belgian mega-festival.
You little beauty! After scorching into the scene in 2017, and dropping a slew of ubiquitous anthems, the Aussie phenomenon that is FISHER finally makes his debut in the Top 100. With the incredible year of successes he’s had, it would be criminal of him not to.
Just in his capacity as a DJ alone, FISHER has been unstoppable; he’s held his own Catch & Release parties across many major US cities and festival arenas, his Bodyworks residency in Ibiza (alongside CamelPhat and Solardo) was one of the season’s hottest tickets, and he smashed the Warehouse Project to pieces two days on the trot for its sold-out opening weekend. Meanwhile, with fellow hit-making chum Chris Lake, they not only sold out their three B2B Under Construction raves in the US but are also set to launch their own festival. Entitled NAFF (Not Another Fking Festival), November 29-30 will see them holding huge parties in both Rio and Sao Paulo.
Massive. And that’s before we even get to his consistency as a bangersmith with this year’s hit ‘You Little Beauty’ scoring almost as many accolades as 2018’s anthem ‘Losing It’.