Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
As a teen in the mid-nineties Enzo was just as devoted to the dance floor as he is now. His first rave was at the legendary Sanctuary in Milton Keynes in 1993, where cult raves likeDreamscape and Helter Skelter were held on a regular basis. Enzo’s experiences there leftan indelible impression on him; from the power of the music and the sound systems, to the experience of being connected to a diverse yet unified crowd. This formed the foundation of his current ethos; maintaining an equal balance between 1) music and sound, 2) community and 3) the environment, i.e. the club itself. These three core aspects are the pillars of Fuseand Enzo’s rave philosophy and undoubtedly what have made it so successful. A healthy obsession with music led to a very expensive vinyl addiction, and was the catalyst behind his early forays into DJing. Over 20 years on, his enthusiasm remains resolute and has helped elevate him to an impressive position, breaking into ResidentAdvisor’s Top 100 poll for the first time in 2015. Gigs at influential clubs like Panorama Barin Berlin, DC10 in Ibiza, SubClub in Glasgow, Mint Club in Leeds and Robert Johnson in Frankfurt cementing his status as a potent force in today’s scene. Stand out parties withFuse at Space in Ibiza proved to be hugely successful and his relationship with the White Island will continue, with gigs further afield across Europe and the US.
Fuse is now a part of the fabric of London’s club scene. Starting out as a cheeky Sundayafter hours, it has grown into a world-renowned party which holds true to what many refer to as a pure London sound. His meticulous attention to detail is focused mainly on the sound first and foremost, understanding the effect that precision can have on the dancefloor. If you’ve never been to Fuse before and you don’t even know who’s on the lineup, you’re sure to leave with the party etched into your memory banks forever, thanks primarilyto the potency of the sound.
Around the party, Enzo has built a formidable family of artists, all with a similar grounding to him. Artists who were ravers before anything else: Seb Zito, Rich NxT and Rossko are a few of the core members of the Fuse clan. By keeping this tight circle of artists representing the Fuse name, Enzo has instilled a strong identity into Fuse, which fans around the world travel to London to experience for themselves.
In line with the party brand, Enzo also heads up Fuse London and Infuse, two record labels which act as a channel for the music produced by himself and the Fuse family. Since their inception both labels have become a home for bass-heavy house works from artists including Archie Hamilton, Einzelkind, Dan Farserelli, Ben Rau and many more.
In the studio Enzo’s love for dynamic sound is also clearly evident. Heavy bass licks andcrisp percussion form the foundation of his productions, which have maximum impact and blur the lines between drum n bass, techno and house.
In 2016 Enzo received the ultimate seal of approval, taking part in Pete Tong’s famous BBCRadio 1 trademark, the Essential Mix. What followed was two hours of non-stop, floorshaking house and techno, brought to you and inspired by the gritty alleyways of
London’sEast End, proving that hard work does pay off.
Over 20 years deep and still as passionate, enthusiastic and obsessive as ever, Enzo Siragusa continues to inject his ideals into his output. Building a community around Fuse, while maintaining a successful solo career and producing elevating sounds in the studio.Always smiling, he’s a man who has a created a London institution and he’ll be involved inrave culture for a long time to come...