In anticipation for its fifth anniversary in Palm Springs, CA, Splash House returns August 11-13 set at 3 hotels: the Riviera, Saguaro, and the newly initiated Renaissance. Once the party shifts into night, after hours will take place at Palm Springs Air Museum where festival-attendees will find themselves dancing outside beneath the desert sky surrounded by vintage museum aircrafts.
In this interview, Eli & Fur give us their opinion on style, their favorite track and what they can't live without at a festival.
Art & Music
We both worked at a songwriting company after school so although we both did different styles of music from a young age, we started to properly produce together then. We would stay late after work and use the studios to make our own tracks. That's when the idea of Eli & Fur was born.
We saw Kink live in London which blew us away, his set up was fresh and new to us, working with Ableton and making beats on the fly. There was also a lot of great deep house around 2011/12 that really influenced the music we were making at the time, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Finnebassen etc, making music with great vocals and addictive bass lines, we loved all that when we were starting out.
We really try to do our own thing in the studio and stay as true to ourselves as possible as well as considering what will work in our DJ sets. We play in a big variety of places so the music we make can often be very diverse, testing out the tracks in different places help us narrow down the music that really connects. The perfect balance is to be able to make something you really believe in that connects with your audience.
Tricky because so many genres are merged now. Think anything that is truly special will eventually get the attention it deserves, thats why it's important to persevere if you really believe in something.
Do Lab stage at Coachella this year was amazing, also playing the last year at space, on one of Carl Cox's last nights and the closing, we were so happy to be part of the end of something so special. Co writing a track for Girls Aloud that went top 5 in the UK was also a big moment for us. As well as touring the US on a regular basis, something we have dreamed of from the start of Eli & Fur.
Maceo Plex - Frisky
Oversized, black, comfy, simple, vintage.
Eli: when I shop I actually prefer men's clothes, love anything oversized, baggy but still flattering. Not a fan of anything high wasted or too figure hugging, I like to wear clothes that I can go out and dance around in and feel free. You can always dress it up with some big heels. Less is more.
Fur: It really depends on how I'm feeling at the time, I may see something online I like or just put on what makes me feel comfortable.
Neither of us have a specific style icon, there are many strong role models we look up to, public figures who voice their opinion and stand up for what they believe in.
One of the benefits of the internet today is that there are so many different ways of finding things you love, social media can give you a broader view of the world and the people in it. We both agree that a true icon is someone who stays true to themselves and carves their own path, this also translates into style.
True. You are totally in control of your own style and it is a great way to express yourself, especially if you are someone is is more introverted. Sometimes its nice to be able to project how you feel with something other than words, this is one of the many special aspects of any art form.
We like dark music so we wear a lot of black, we like keeping it clean and simple.
Yes, we cannot wait, we love Palm Springs, we were last there for Coachella and got to see a lot more of it. The setting looks amazing and the line up is on point, so many acts we are excited to see.
Fur: For a U.K. Festival, waterproof DMs. When it's hot, can't go wrong with converse.
Eli: I love black biker boots or plain black or white trainers. Keeping it comfy is best for a festival, need to be able to walk/dance without any issues.
The three W's, water, whiskey and wipes :)
1. Warm hoodie
5. Portable charge
Splash House, SW4 in London as it's our home town and is always a great one and Il Sonic in Montreal.