In his previous life as a surfer, Paul "Fish" Fisher used to ride waves. Now the Australian producer prefers to make waves of the sonic variety - with devastating effect. Fisher's latest release is on Claude Von Stroke's label and it's not hard to understand why Oi Oi would appeal to Dirtybird's owner. "Stop It" resounds to a powerful, pumping bass, a pitch-bent vocal and even some deftly arranged electro synths. All of these elements add up to the type of track Von Stroke would spin. On "Ya Didn't", he opts for a more classic house sound, with a looped soulful vocal fused with a tracky groove - but then a wall of electronic bass washes over the arrangement, consolidating Fisher's name as a purveyor of party house.
First brought to audiences by Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin in their back to back set at Miami this year, "Ya Kidding" by Fisher was the biggest track of the conference. The vocal says it all: it's all about 'moving on the dancefloor'. A former pro surfer from Sydney, Australia, Fisher's debut release is already generating big waves with early support from Pete Tong, Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Skream, Latmun, and more. The track's boompty, bass heavy groove is aimed squarely at main room, peak time dancefloors in all its druggy and rolling glory. Big drop on this one! Dirtybird also enlisted two mighty remixes from artists who have carved out their own unique sounds of late: the red hot UK duo Solardo and the mysterious up and coming Sebastien V.