Do you know that feeling?
When there is a tangible connection between the audience and the artist, this huge vibe that happens when the artist sends out energy that the audience picks up on, amplifies, and sends back? This huge cycle of positive madness? This Fire that exists between us?My guess is you do know that feeling. I sure do, and I know Fire does. In one of our first conversations, before I even called him Fire, he told me about this feeling. He told me about going to see Underworld, he told me about teaching drums to kids with autism. He told me about producing HipHop beats, playing the drums in a Punkrock n’Roll band and he told me about Technics turntables in dusty attics.
Now I always knew this was one musical kid but man since we decided to call him Fire he decided to make that name mean something.
This guy produces, DJ’s, does hybrid live set, spends evenings with live guitarists and frequents radio shows, sometimes to speak his mind but mostly to be silent and let the music do the talking. We found him at more and more festivals this year (Burning Man Netherlands, Betoeterd Festival (BE), Mutesounds, Beyond festival) besides his usual late-night sets at various underground clubs in Utrecht and Amsterdam, and festivals are definitely places to evoke that feeling... that Fire between us.
Also, bumping into Techno and House-legend Robin “JayDee” Albers at last year’s Dancefair seemed more like destiny than coincidence. It literally took less than 15 minutes for Robin to sign two of Fire’s new tracks to his label First Impression. And the fun thing is, all of this is just the start. I can just feel it.
2017 was one hell of a start. In 2018 I will show you who Fire between us is. Or as he would prefer it; I’ll let you hear who he is.