Hailing originally from Venezuela, and now based in Barcelona, Fur Coat’s story is one of passion for salsa and soul, blended with love for electronic music. It’s a tale of deep, dark driven beats and rolling grooves that both encapsulates the mind and moves the feet. It was this love of music that by chance in 2004 brought Sergio Munoz and Israel Sunshine together and led to a musical intertwining which would drape itself royally over the shoulders of the music industry. This is the story of Fur Coat.
In 2010 Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus unearthed Fur Coat and promptly signed and released their highly anticipated debut EP “Space Ballad”. However It would be their release ‘You and I’ featuring vocals from Cari Golden in 2012 that would put the name Fur Coat on the tongue of weekend warriors across the universe. ‘You and I’ became an anthem globally and added fuel to the Fur Coat fire that was blazing bright. Showing no sign of dowsing that fire throughout 2012 they provided remixes for uber cool labels such as Culprit, Get Physical and My Favorite Robot, and played at some of the finest venues across the world including Warehouse Project (Manchester), DC-10 (Ibiza), Day Zero (Mexico), Verboten (New York) plus many more. As 2012 drew to a close, the pair released their debut album ‘Mind Over Matter’ on Crosstown Rebels once more. The album was a smooth blend of club bombs and downtempo grooves which received rave reviews. This was the perfect way to end a landmark year, propelling Fur Coat through 2013 with a jam packed dj and production diary.
A successful album is a hard act to follow, but Fur Coat managed to traverse this rocky path with consummate ease. It wasn’t long before the pair were called upon to sprinkle the unmistakable Fur Coat magic to reworks of legends such as Timo Maas & Robert Owens as well as hot newcomers Kidnap Kid & Joy Wellboy. April 2014 saw another landmark as the guys released their first original material since Mind Over Matter. ‘Theres No Time EP’ came out on the much hyped Hot Creations imprint from Jamie Jones & Lee Foss and is still getting hammered by some of the biggest players in the game today. Hot on the heals came ‘The Right Move EP’ for Ellen Allien’s legendary Berlin imprint Bpitch Control, and featured the vocal talents of Jaw from DOP, again cementing Fur Coat’s name at the top of the industry. However this is just the tip of the iceberg. September will see the much anticipated return to Crosstown Rebels as they release a killer 4 track EP that you are already hearing across dance floors globally. If that wasn’t enough a compilation for highly esteemed Balance series is already in the works, the rise of Fur Coat shows no sign of stopping …
Fur Coat Top 10 August 2015:
01. Alex Niggemann – Virgo (Fur Coat Remix) (Last Night On Earth)
02. Locked Groove – Eleven (Life and Death)
03. Matrixxman – Augmented (Ghostly International)
04. Butane – Armagaddon (Techno Redux) (Alphahouse)
05. Rework – Acid Control (Fur Coat) (YAKAZI)
06. Marc Romboy – Hypernova (Stephan Bodzin Remix) (Systematic Recordings)
07. Scuba – Black On Black (Len Faki Goes Black Remix) (-)
08. GoldFFinch – Unworthy (Fur Coat Remix) (Turbo Recordings)
09. Deetron – Dexterity (Character)
10. Slam – Convolute (Etapp Kyle Reconstructed Dub) (Soma Records)