Fairmont

Fairmont

Real Name:
Jacob Fairley
Profile:
Jake Fairley aka Fairmont is an electronic music producer, live performer and DJ from Toronto, Canada. He began his career in the early 2000s making rock-infused techno and electro under his own name for labels such as Kompakt, Sender and Dumb-Unit. However, it was his 2005 smash-hit Gazebo under his Fairmont pseudonym that solidified him as a heavyweight in the global underground scene. Released on James Holden's Border Community label, Gazebo sold 20,000 vinyl copies, made Fairmont a household name and remains a club standard to this day.

His partnership with Border Community would continue for several years. In 2007 the album Coloured In Memory hit store shelves and became an instant classic in the melodic and indie-techno scenes. The album showcased yet again Fairmont's refusal to have a linear view of techno music by moving effortlessly between zeitgeist and influences that might have seemed completely out of place at the time, be it surf-rock, folk or kraut. The next few years would see Fairmont's sound evolving even further, incorporating disco and goth elements into the mix, hinting at what was to come next.

In 2012 Fairmont found a new home base on My Favorite Robot Records with his album, Automaton. With a strong, yet unusual 80s influence and vocals dominating each of it's 11 tracks, It was nothing short of an electronic pop opus. Automaton's release coincided with Fairmont unveiling a new incarnation of his live show, adding even more synths and drum machines to his all-hardware (computer-less) arsenal. What was already regarded as one of the most impressive and energetic live shows around, was now somehow a kind of concert as well, with lots of vocals, improvisation and stage presence.

Since Automaton Fairmont has been as busy as ever, running the label Beachcoma with his friends Metope and Side Le Rock, touring every continent, remixing artists such as John Digweed and still finding time for his own productions. In 2014 he began DJing as well as playing live and has already built a serious reputation for his trippy, propulsive sets. Most recently he released the epic Close Your Mind EP on MFRR which is sure to go down as one of the finest records in his expansive, 15 year catalogue.
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Fairmont Discography

Albums

TRAUM CD10, CD10 Fairmont Paper Stars (Album) Traum Schallplatten, Traum Schallplatten TRAUM CD10, CD10 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
20BC Fairmont Coloured In Memory (Album) Border Community 20BC UK 2007 Sell This Version
MFR062CD Fairmont Automaton (Album) My Favorite Robot Records MFR062CD Canada 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TRAUM V10 Fairmont Palace Pier EP (EP) Traum Schallplatten TRAUM V10 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TRAUM V14 Fairmont Mansfield(12") Traum Schallplatten TRAUM V14 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
09BC Fairmont Gazebo / Gazelle (Maxi) Border Community 09BC UK 2005 Sell This Version
echocord 016 Fairmont I Want To See The Sun Come Up(12") Echocord echocord 016 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
Playmade Minus 009 Fairmont Hotel Deauville (Maxi) Playmade Playmade Minus 009 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
19BC Fairmont Flight Of The Albatross (Maxi) Border Community 19BC UK 2007 Sell This Version
24bc Fairmont I Need Medicine Border Community 24bc UK 2008 Sell This Version
TRAUM V102 Gabriel Ananda / Fairmont Gabriel Ananda / Fairmont - Part 4 - 100 Traum Schallplatten TRAUM V102 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AREAL 55 Fairmont All Dreams Are Nightmares Areal Records AREAL 55 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
TRAUM V130 Fairmont 3 Cities EP (EP) Traum Schallplatten TRAUM V130 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
32BC Fairmont Velora EP(12", EP) Border Community 32BC UK 2011 Sell This Version
MFR083 Fairmont Lie To Me EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) My Favorite Robot Records MFR083 Canada 2013
BEACH036 Fairmont Grizzly(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Beachcoma BEACH036 Germany 2014
MFR113, 113 Fairmont Lie To Me Remixes(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) My Favorite Robot Records, My Favorite Robot Records MFR113, 113 Canada 2014
Areal 73 Fairmont Dysnomia(12") Areal Records Areal 73 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
MFR132 Fairmont Close Your Mind EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) My Favorite Robot Records MFR132 Canada 2015
AREAL081 Fairmont & SwitchSt(d)ance Fairmont & SwitchSt(d)ance - Ancient Dust(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Areal Records AREAL081 Germany 2016
BEACH053 Fairmont & SwitchSt(d)ance Fairmont & SwitchSt(d)ance - Precinct(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Beachcoma BEACH053 Germany 2016

Miscellaneous

BEACH010 Fairmont Bercy/Emax(File, MP3 + File, AIFF + File, WAV) Beachcoma BEACH010 Germany 2011
MFR070 Fairmont Automaton Remixes 1 (EP) My Favorite Robot Records MFR070 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
BEACH022 Fairmont Poble Sec(2xFile, MP3, 320) Beachcoma BEACH022 Germany 2013
none Fairmont Greyhound(File, MP3, 320) Areal Records none 2014