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40 Questions: Alan Fitzpatrick

40 Questions: Alan Fitzpatrick

Alan Fitzpatrick’s contributions to the British techno scene are unparalleled, and he stands alongside even the most elite names on the international club circuit, though the incredible level of success he now enjoys, didn’t come overnight.

Over the past 15 or so years, Fitzpatrick’s studio productions have come on labels such as Drumcode, Rekids, FFRR, Circus Recordings, and Hot Creations, so it’s no surprise that he commands such a high level of respect from his fans.

As well as being a reputable DJ and producer, he has also captained his We Are The Brave imprint since 2016, where he has welcomed music from the likes of Skream, Anfisa Letyago, Slam, Maya Jane Coles, Sasha, and CamelPhat.

The latest offering to come from his Southampton-based studio finds him step back from the dimly lit shadows of the techno world, and join the Anjuna family with a melodic club track which features a top line vocal from Lawrence Hart, who is most known for his work alongside George FitzGerald.

We welcome Alan to our own 40 Questions series this week, where he mentions everything from Christmas socks and reality TV, to eating snails, and Jason Statham. Get the full feature below.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

Sat on my sofa watching a BBC drama called ‘Time’.

02. What year were you born?

1983.

03. Do you have a nickname?

Al / Fitzy.

04. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

Definitely my studio.

05. How would you describe yourself?

Like a walnut whip, hard on the outside, and soft in the middle.

06. Worst experience as a DJ?

Covid.

07. Best experience as a DJ?

Pre-covid.

08. Favourite record label?

We Are The Brave obviously? Love Lobster Theremin’s releases too.

09. What’s your biggest weakness?

Snacking!

10. First record you ever paid for?

CRW – I Feel Love.

11. What’s your morning routine?

Shower, Coffee, Teeth, Emails.

12. Your dream collaboration?

I’d love to work with Brian Eno for music, and Nike for a sneaker collab.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I’m a sucker for shit reality TV.

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration outside of music?

My wife and kids.

15. And in the industry?

Gotta be Four Tet.

16. Ever smoked?

Yes.

17. Ever done drugs?

Haha.

18. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

Socks at Christmas.

19. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

PS5.

20. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

Blue Mountains, Sydney.

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21. And one place you want to visit?

Maldives.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Acting or behind the camera in TV & film.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Burgermax.

24. Favourite record right now?

Boari – Make Me.

25. And the best record ever made?

Hands down, Prince – Purple Rain.

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Music.

27. Your favourite food?

Steak.

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Snails.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Jason Statham haha.

30. What’s something you’re passionate about besides music?

Film.

31. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Berghain.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Glastonbury.

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

I’ll save those for my book.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Happy birthday shout outs, or “Got any Madonna”.

35. If you had one superpower what would it be?

Time travel.

36. Late sleeper or early riser?

Early.

37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

Never on YouTube, better things to be doing with my time.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

Shark dive.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

Birth of my two kids.

40. Will you ever be done with music?

NEVER.

Alan Fitzpatrick & Lawrence Hart – Warning Signs is out now on Anjunadeep.

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