A man who needs little introduction, Southampton born techno legend Alan Fitzpatrick has spent his impressive career carving out his own musical niche and holding rank in the upper echelons of the underground electronic world.
Few artists can claim to have headlined Berghain, and also had a hit on daytime BBC Radio 1, but then there aren’t many artists like Alan Fitzpatrick. One of the most popular techno DJs in the world, and without question the preeminent UK based Techno artist, he has consistently rubbed shoulders with the most influential tastemakers of the scene for over a decade, from Carl Cox and Adam Beyer to Lilly Palmer and Reinier Zonneveld.
Fitzpatricks’s presence at the top table of the genre is undeniable. Known primarily for his raw hard- edged sound, Alan has developed into one of dance music’s most versatile producers, equally at home putting out techno bangers on Drumcode as he is making disco-infused house anthems, or experimental electronica under his 3STRANGE alias, not to mention his impressive range of collaborations (including CamelPhat, Skream, Sasha, Rebūke and JamiemJones). All this whilst running his trailblazing label ‘We Are The Brave’ which is a go-to label for anyone wishing to find only the finest and most forward-thinking Techno.
It’s that same forward-thinking mentality that influences his ground-breaking WATB label events having already showcased his roster’s talent at The Warehouse Project Manchester, Shine Belfast, Watergate Berlin, SWG3 Glasgow and the infamous Fabric nightclub in London.
Fast-forward to 2024 and this titan of UK Techno shows no sign of slowing down. With collaborations with the likes of Lilly Palmer and Marc Houle due for release in the spring, plus a slew of releases follow on labels such as Cocoon, Drumcode, Filth On Acid, Armada and his own WATB imprint it’s clear Fitzpatick’s star will continue to rise.