Kate Simko (Get Physical / LNOE / Leftroom)
Remi Mazet (live) (Colours / La Vie En Rose)
After a 7 year hiatus, Fervor returns with a bang for 2017 to celebrate its 40th event. To host this landmark, they’ve chosen the intimate surroundings of Basing House in Shoreditch, ably supported by its Funktion-One sound.
Carefully chosen to headline this momentous occasion is Kate Simko. Having carved out an international career as an electronic music producer, film composer, live performer, and DJ. Hailing from Chicago, Kate’s music reflects the influences of the city’s underground sounds, as well her background in classical piano and jazz music. Completing the line-up with a live performance is Remi Mazet, supported by Fervor’s long-standing residents Johnny Mikes and Mark Storie.
Starting out during 2005 in its party-for-friends embryonic form, Fervor were soon flying in headliners and cramming 1000 people into the famous Key club with its lit up dance floor in Kings Cross. Headline highlights include Oliver Huntemann, the amazing Bodzin Vs Romboy party, Thomas Schumacher and of course Gaiser & Heartthrob.
In 2006, after seeing a gap in the Sunday party market, they launched their raucous 12hr daytime sister party 'FervorMore', cementing a long-term monthly residency at The Chapel Bar in Islington.
Whilst taking in other major venues and collaborations in London, Fervor took to the road and air, with events across the UK and naturally Ibiza, where they sailed an epic boat party to Formentera with Bushwacka! headlining.
Fervor were known for their astute headline booking policy as much as their amazing resident DJs, which have included over the years; Grimey, Lovefish (Ethyl & John Smith), Lui and the Ninja Cowboys (Cozzy D, Johnny Mikes & Mark Storie).
Previous headline acts have included;
Oliver Huntemann, Serge Santiago, Sebastian Mullaert aka Minilogue, Stephan Bodzin, Marc Romboy, Jon Rundell, Thomas Schumacher, Gaiser, Reboot, Matt Tolfrey, Heartthrob, Black Strobe, Ninja Cowboys (Cozzy D / Johnny Mikes / Mark Storie), Enzo Siragusa, Fabrizio Maurizi, Tractile, Clive Henry, Spektre, Rocky (X-press 2), Scarlett Etienne, D.Ramirez, Mr C, Dollz at Play, Geddes, Saytek, Rob Mello, Marc Ashken, De Puta Madre, Kanio, Tim Sheridan, Russ Yallop, Shane Watcha, Cheshire Catz, Chris Stanford & many more
Kate Simko biography
For over a decade now, Kate Simko has been affirming her status as one of dance music’s standout artists. Kate’s unique flavour of house music saw her welcomed onto the iconic Spectral Sound label alongside the likes of Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliot, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, and James T Cotton. Since then her catalogue has grown to include releases on Get Physical, Hello?Repeat, Leftroom, No.19 and most recently, Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint.
A classically trained pianist with roots in the revered Chicago scene, her musical talent is obvious throughout her productions. Whether remixing Philip Glass to Guy Gerber, or touring with interactive audio-visual live sets, she excels throughout. Named one of Chicago’s “Top 10 DJs” by XLR8R Magazine, Kate has performed at some of the world’s leading locations such as Panorama Bar, Warung, Fabric, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Movement Festival, MUTEK, Eleven, Verboten, and Millennium Park. While studying music at Northwestern University in Chicago, Kate began DJ’ing on WNUR radio and taking jazz piano lessons, which inspired a shift to composing. Kate recorded her first album in Chile with Andres Bucci in 2002, and has since released three albums, various EPs, and film soundtracks.
In 2012 Kate’s track 'Go On Then ft. Jem Cooke' ended the year in the Top 10 of the Beatport Deep House chart. Now London-based, in 2014 Kate completed a masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music and launched her genre-bending project London Electronic Orchestra, which has made waves at iTunes Festival, LEAF festival, Latitude Festival, and Heart Ibiza.
Kate has earned support of some of the top figures in dance music, with Sasha backing her music and DJ sets, and Jamie Jones inviting her into the studio. Kate co-produced a single with Jamie, which was released on his and Lee Foss’ new label Emerald City. This fall Kate will release an analogue-based album with Tevo Howard on Last Night on Earth, and her debut London Electronic Orchestra EP on The Vinyl Factory. Melodic, driving, jacking and funky, Kate’s distinctive sound continues to inspire dance floors across the globe.