The Way We Used to Do It,” “The Freaks Come Out,” “House is a Feeling,” “You Got Me Burning Up,” “LoveYou Some More” and on and on… There are very few people whose name is synonymous with the term “house anthem” …but all these tracks were created by one man… Cevin Fisher.
From 1993 to 1995 Cevin teamed up with Cliff Saint.- Cyr, one of originators of the NYC house scene. They created classic anthems like “House is a Feeling,” “Hands On Love,” and “Sweet in the Morning” under several monikers and all released... [read more]
on the Cliff’s legendary Hardtrax label. Seeing how huge these tracks were, Strictly Rhythm was quickly on the case, licensing and re-releasing all three to bring them to the widest audience possible.
“During the summer of 1995, I bumped into Danny Tenaglia on 21st street. We talked for a while about our productions and I told him how I didn’t feel I was reaching my full potential. It was a heavy conversation. Danny said ‘Go out on your own, you can make it on your own!’ and sent me on my way. I got in my car and I was heading home through the midtown tunnel and saw a billboard that said ‘Find Your Own Road’ and I went home inspired to create.” That very night Cevin created “The Way We Used To” and “Check This Out” – the first tracks he released as Cevin Fisher – and the rest is history.
“Music Saved My Life” came next… captivating and capturing the feelings of the dance music community. His remixing skills were in high demand reaching Billboard Number one with his remix of Robert Miles for Arista – the legendary Clive Davis called Cevin himself. Still committed to his original productions Cevin released the dance floor stormer “You Got Me Burning Up” also hitting number one on Billboard dance charts and making a world wide impact.
As if Cevin’s productions could not get any bigger, “The Freaks Come Out” on the UK’s Subversive label pushed him into the house music stratosphere. Eventually licensed to at least five international labels, this single alone secured his reputation as one who had truly arrived. ‘Freaks’ rocketed to the top spot on the US Billboard Club Chart and even into the UK Top 20 – an unprecedented.
He’s toured the world many times over regularly appearing in London, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Switzerland, Greece, Taiwan, Portugal, South America, Indonesia and many, many more.
In 2013 had a string of hit collaborations with Erick Morillo, D. Ramirez, Layo and Bushwacka, Pete Griffths and Coyu to name a few. Also in 2013 “Chicago” on Toolroom records has garnered worldwide support and acclaim. In 2014 he teamed up again with Cliff Saint-Cyr and started a new label “Import Tracks”.
Indeed there are very few major stars of the decks today who wouldn’t namecheck him as a seminal influence on their own work, and he has rightfully taken his place amongst the elite of A-list of international talent that continues to dominate & guide global dance culture & taste.