Since their debut release in 2013, Eli & Fur have been perfecting a sound built around infectious melodies with deep, driving bass lines topped with their distinguished brooding vocals. Their sound has developed into something quite unique and has earned them respect from some of the biggest names in dance music.
The duo’s first release, ‘You’re So High’ reached Number 3 on Hype Machine and has since racked up over 6 million plays online. ‘Seeing is Believing’ saw the girls collaborate with Shadow Child, ‘Feel The Fire’ came on Anjunadeep followed by ‘Your Eyes’ which saw them team up with Beatport in the first ever Artist Partnership on the streaming platform. Their ‘California Love’ EP dropped in November 2015 & supported by their North America Tour it undoubtedly was the motivation behind such a connected & embracing audience. 2016 saw further collaborations with Erick Morillo, Tâches & Forrest as well continued releases on their own imprint NYX Music.
2015 was a pivotal year for Eli & Fur. Tipped by Beatport as 2015 Artists to Watch, they went on to pick up nominations for ‘Best Newcomer’ in The DJ Awards, ‘Best Producer’ in the Bass Music Awards, ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at DJ Magazine’s ‘Best of British’ and more recently ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ in the 2016 IDMA Awards.
The girls rolled out 2015 with a Thelma & Louise inspired tour through North America. Documenting every step of their 15 date tour with Go-Pro, taking planes, train, automobiles and boats; dropping into radio stations, studio sessions, TV networks and clubs along the way. It was an unusual way to approach the US market but a life-time dream inspired by two of the coolest women ever to grace the big screen. The end result is the self-made video for California Love.
With an impressive 2015 in the bag, 2016 was a year of continued success - a defining year for Eli & Fur. Notably the girls were awarded with the PRS Momentum fund in partnership with England Arts Council & Spotify. Not only a nod of approval from three of the most influential organisations in the business but an injection of funds at a crucial point to go towards further recordings.
Their touring stepped up a notch in 2016 with some key look shows, playing alongside the likes of Carl Cox at his infamous Space residency, continued support from Ushuaia’s notorious ANTS as well as support from Nic Fanciulli’s Social Festival. Further highlights saw Eli & Fur play at Woogie Weekend, Los Angeles, Manchester’s The Warehouse Project, Berlin’s Kraftwerk and Circoloco’s first ever event in Los Angeles.
As we go into 2017 off the back of an incredible few years, Eli & Fur immediately step into the Red Bull Studios London. A once in a life time opportunity for the girls to take over the residency room in London’s HQ & invite some of the most exciting writers & producers to collaborate with them on their first album. If that weren’t enough… their touring takes them to Hard’s fun packed Holy Ship, Carl Cox’s stage at this years Ultra Music Festival as well as a spot on the worlds most talked about music festival, Coachella.
There is an excitement surrounding Eli & Fur that is authentic and intriguing. True talent wrapped up in a bundle of laughs, feeling their way as they go and having a damn good time on their way.