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The Big 40: Eli & Fur

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We got a chance to sit down with London’s house and techno duo Eli & Fur. The girls have released on Above & Beyond’s Anjunadeep and Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records, and show no sign of putting on the brakes.

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

On a flight back from Colombia to the UK! We had three shows in Colombia and two in Mexico before that, it’s been a lot of fun.

02. What year were you born?

Eli: 89
Fur: 90

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

Eli: My first guitar.
Fur: A dog called Echo.

04. Worst experience as a DJ?

Eli: Any sort of sound problem.
Fur: Likewise.

05. Best experience as a DJ?

Eli: Playing your own music to a big crowd and getting a good reaction is always a buzz. Our new track with Erick Morillo goes off in the clubs at the moment. It’s called Thunder & Lightning and it’s out now on Subliminal.
Fur: Being able to travel the world and meet interesting new people.

06. Favourite record label?

Eli: Don’t really have a favourite. Love tracks from all over.
Fur: At the moment, Moon Harbour and Noir.

07. House or Techno?

Eli: Bit of both
Fur: A combination

08. First record you ever paid for?

Eli: Queens album News Of The World, because of We Are The Champions.
Fur: Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease.

09. Studio or DJ booth?

Eli: Both
Fur: Both

10. Your dream collaboration?

Eli: James Blake or Tale of Us
Fur: Tame Impala

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

Eli:  Not really sure what you shouldn’t know.. when I was younger I used to pretend to be a horse which was kinda weird.

12. Cats or dogs?

Eli: Dogs.
Fur: Dogs.

13. Ever smoked?

Eli: Tried it.
Fur: Yes.

14. Ever done drugs?

Eli: Yes.
Fur: Yes.

15. Ever stole?

Eli: I stole a plastic dog figure from a friends house when I was about 6, I’ve always regretted it.
Fur: Maybe once when I was younger.

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

Eli: Busy city not far from a quiet beach.
Fur: I like both.

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Eli: Michael Jackson.
Fur: David Bowie.

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

Eli: A magician maybe. I love magic.
Fur: Acting or art.

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Eli: Cold calling in a call centre trying to get people’s fax numbers.
Fur: Waitress, a creepy man asked if I wanted him to put a shrimp in my mouth. Every time I went home my hair smelt of pork.

20. Favourite record right now?

Eli: Anything by Bob Moses.
Fur: Right now I’m listening to James blake’s new album, I love radio silence, but in the club probably Better For My Brain – Pele and Shawnecy.

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21. Favourite record of all time?

Eli: I don’t have an all time favourite but one of them would be Bruce Springstean – Im on Fire. Or Rolling Stones – Miss You.
Fur: I couldn’t choose one.

22. One thing you couldn’t live without?

Eli: Music.
Fur: Food.

23. Favourite food?

Eli: Anything Mexican.
Fur: Japanese.

24. Movies or books?

Eli: I love non fictional books but I’m a huge lover of movies so would have to go with Movies.
Fur: Movies although I just read The Girl On The Train which is alright.

25. Vinyl or CDJs?

Eli: Vinyls are always nicer to have but less affordable.
Fur: What Eli said!

26. Favourite country to travel to?

Eli: America or Mexico.
Fur: America.

27. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Eli: It’s always nice to play somewhere small and intimate. Do Not Sit On The Furniture in Miami has a great vibe.
Fur: Love and Propaganda San Francisco, there is a lot of energy in that place!

28. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Eli: BPM, great music, perfect setting and Mexican food!
Fur: Oasis Festival in Marrakesh, it’s a dream.

29. Craziest story of being on the road?

Eli: Mad Decent boat party when a girl on Acid jumped over board. They never found her. It was pretty intense.
Fur: Hmmmmm.

30. Weirdest request as a DJ?

Eli: To remix Phantom Of The Opera.
Fur: Can you play the song you just played again?

31. Coke or Pepsi?

Eli: Coke.
Fur: Coke.

32. If you had one super power what would it be?

Eli: Being able to stop and start time.
Fur: To be able to morph into a dolphin.

33. Late sleeper or early riser?

Eli: Late sleeper only because of the late nights!
Fur: Late sleeper, I have always hated going to bed.

34. Favourite fruit?

Eli: Banana.
Fur: Mango.

35. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

Eli: There’s this series called Blode and Food which is seriously strange. Salad Fingers is also strange but enjoyable.

36. Shower or bath?

Eli: Bath.
Fur: Bath.

37. The top thing on your bucket list?

Eli: Write or release a number 1 record and swim with dolphins.
Fur: I would love to see the Galápagos Islands one day.

38. PlayStation or Xbox?

Eli: Can I say neither, nothing beats Nintendo 64, I’m still playing Mario Kart and James Bond Golden Eye.
Fur: Xbox.

39. Do you have any pets?

Eli: No sadly my dog died, she was a rescue dog. I would love another dog at some point.
Fur: Yes I have a dog, she’s very needy, and a bit spoilt. But I love her so much.

40. Anything to add?

Enjoyed the questions, thanks for having us!

Eli & Fur play alongside Jody Wisternoff, Matthias Meyer, Clarian, Theo Kottis and more for the Anjunadeep x The Hidden People Off Week party on June 18th. Tickets and further info.