Stevie Fitz has had a passion for music since he can remember. From an early age, he has been able to appreciate many different genres of music, a practice he still adopts to this day.
Stevie is grateful for his two music-loving sisters who were a major influence during his musical upbringing, exposing him to the sounds of among others, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Armatrading and The Cure. One particular sound grabbed his attention from this era, the electronic sound of the synthesizer with bands such as Depeche Mode, A-Ha, Gary Numan, Japan, The Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Visage and Eurhythmics gracing the airwaves with their big electronic synth vibes.
Whilst at secondary school he began to show his diverse musical flare playing trombone, keyboard and drums. Soon after Stevie completed his education he found the road to electronic heaven at the legendary Inn on the Park (affectionately known as "The Pav") that regularly played host to DJ’s Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Parkes & Wilson and John Kelly who graced the turntables of the 1500 capacity club during the early 90s.
Mesmerized by the mixing talents of these DJs and the music they were playing, he invested in a pair of 1200s. And it wasn’t long before he was playing in clubs around his home island of Jersey, including Raffles Dance City and The Venue, warming up for guest DJ's including Mike Cosford, Tom Wainwright and Trevor Rockliffe.
A trip to Thailand at the end of 1996 for three months saw him land a residency at Sante Fe on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, playing four times a week which in turn led to guest slots at the Backyard Club and infamous Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan.
Already, the idea of producing music was firmly embedded in his mind and it was not long after returning from Thailand he began investing in equipment for his home based studio.
In November 2001, he secured his first exclusive licencing agreement with Japanese publishers Toryumon under the alias B.O.L.T. He went on to secure many more licencing agreements with Toryumon under various solo and collaborative aliases including Tech House Project, The Loop Rebels, Ear 4 Vision, Stefano Kerami and C.O.U. Muzik, all of which had music licenced for either digital download, ringtones, website promotion or corporate advertising.
The long time collaboration with Sasha Le Monnier and James Leaman who make up the C.O.U. Muzik collective have had success with top digital labels Source of Gravity Digital, Gravitation, Bellarine, Ascension, Pangea, LuPS, Nightshade Music, Segment Records, Uxmal Records and Fiberlineaudio with remix work coming their way from various DJ/producers including Matt Rowan, Jeff Devas, Sean McClellan (KVK), Tim Mills, Darin Epsilon, Matias Popoff, Native, Jacco @ Work, Nosmo v Kris B, Maxi Valvona, The Chrono Logic and Lemonchill.
In 2014, Stevie teamed up with Denis Smith to form the aptly named Smith & Fitz collaboration. Three releases on Rebeat and a remix for Jon Peacock (Elektrik Cat) on Segment records have catapulted them into the progressive limelight with more releases scheduled in the future.
He also continues to have success in his own right with original releases on the mighty Rebeat, meformusic, InsomniaFM Abstracts, USB Digital, USB X-Files Records, LuPS, Fever Sound Records, Endemic Digital, Planet Ghost Music, Ear Time Records and Xport Music together with remixes for Stan Kolev, H@K, Simon Firth, Hibrid, Adamzmix, The High Rollers, Ivo Nikolov & Kris V, George Goldman & Vivian Lady and DJ Denise & Loryn.
Comments by Stevie Fitz
Loving the old skool vibes :)
Lovely deep n soulful vibes with a funky groove - good work :)
I've just had a quick scan through and I'm glad I did. A great selection of tunage seamlessly mixed. Keep up the great work :)
loving the melodies and production :)
very nice indeed :)
really diverse mashup