- Inevitably overshadowed by Ibiza, Barcelona and Madrid, Valencia still has a small but well formed scene—and at its heart is Edu Imbernon. Fayer is the name of the night the locally born DJ/producer runs in the city, and here he pays homage to it in collaboration with Madrid duo Los Suruba.
Imbernon is developing a rep for using guitars in his productions—see last year's "Imberlove" and 2011's remix of The xx's "Crystalised"—and here is no different. "Fayer" makes liberal use of a zither-like twang, thankfully without ever threatening an indie-dance revival. It's crystal-cut, mood-laden (not moody) analogue house with a techy sheen. Fellow Culprit label-mates Adriatique launch "Fayer" into deeper territory, twisting the original's guitar to give it a Middle Eastern flavor, and placing dubby pads alongside it. Italians Dirty Channels are another Culprit alumni, and they complete a pan-European package with a tougher mix that works in a jacking groove and a splash of acid.
01. Fayer (Original Mix)
02. Fayer (Adriatique Remix)
03. Fayer (Dirty Channels Remix)