Fer BR is fast becoming a staple of the Spanish club scene, thanks to releases on top record labels like Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird and Adam Beyer’s Truesoul.
Genre fluidity is a niche mastered by only the most talented and Fer BR’s forthcoming new album Multiple pays homage to the fact he is someone known within multiple styles of music.
We caught up with him ahead of the album’s release to get five productions that have influenced his own studio sessions the most. Get the full list, including words from Fer BR below.
Audion – Noiser
Label: Spectral Sound
This track is probably one of my all-time favourites, and its moving bassline has had an influence on my music, as the production technique of having crazy envelope modulation is something I always try to incorporate in my basslines. A lot of electronic music tracks have a short life span linked to the hype of a particular genre or style, so when you are still playing a track from 2007 in your DJ sets, then you know it’s something very special.
Ilario Liburni – Noxious
Label: Snatch! Records
Released in 2014, it has the perfect mix between rolling and sub basslines with organic battery sounds, which is something that has influenced me a lot since I listened to this amazing producer many years ago. In this track I also love the way he played with delay FX in a simple but effective way to create a super trippy synth line that blows your mind!
Paco Osuna & Alexi Delano – Waxfix
As many of you know, Paco Osuna is one of my biggest influences as both a DJ and a producer. This track from 2010 is the perfect example of why, and it blew my mind the first time I listened to it. It has got a fat bassline combined with his trademark trippy vocals that always works on the dancefloor. Me and Paco Osuna have a collaborative alias called Project00, and I am so happy to be releasing my new solo album Multiple on his Mindshake label.
Adam Beyer vs. Dense & Pika – Going Down
This is such a great track with a lot of the same raw textures I love to put in my own productions, and of course I cannot get enough of that fat bassline haha. I’m not always a fan of everything Drumcode release, but this is definitely my favourite. To me it’s something of a black sheep that’s always stood out from their average style, and I always like to be the black sheep myself, so maybe that’s why I like it so much haha.
Egbert – Vette Sound
Label: Gem Records
An old Egbert track from 2009 that I still play, combined with more of his newer music, as he is an incredibly talented producer who I have a lot of respect for. Believe me when I say this still works on the dance floor, as even from his early works the way he programs his synths and swingy drums is always perfect. This track had such a big impact on my own tracks, as Egbert’s high-quality productions have always set a standard that I think all producers should use as a benchmark. He is also a really nice person, and that makes me respect his music even more.