Best known for:
“‘Losing It’.”
Tune of the year:
“Cher ‘Believe’.”

From: Australia

Rising star DJ/producer of 2021: “Cloonee and Sosa.”

In a few short years, Australian DJ/producer FISHER has cemented himself as a renowned artist. Since his massive ‘Losing It’ elevated him from unknown DJ to headliner, FISHER’s continued success has made him one of the world’s most sought-after artists. Though he’s spent the year “playing shows, hanging out with family and friends and getting music ready to release,” the surfer-turned-selector allowed the last 18 months to be a break after a whirlwind few years.
His label Catch & Release has championed the sounds of his peers and new artists, while his own tunes have continued to gather momentum: ‘Just Feels Tight’ carries the torch of ‘Freaks’ and ‘Wanna Go Dancin’, instantly cementing itself as a banger to be played in clubs across the world. With a slew of singles under his belt, a successful label and an Ibiza residency, it feels like the Grammy-nominated artist is only just getting started.
How was your first gig back after lockdown?
“It was in Phoenix, AZ, and it was amazing. The energy was through the roof, it was one of the best shows I have played.”
How have the last 18 months changed how you view your work/life balance?
“Nothing’s changed, just enjoying it more now than ever. I am super grateful for every amazing moment playing music.”
What’s the best bit of tech you’ve added to your studio or DJ setup this year?
“Novation Summit synth.”
What’s the best album you’ve heard this year?
“Dr Dre ‘2001’.”