Find out about all our releases on Bandcamp. Have a listen, click here.
Mexican DJ & producer released a 2-part EP via the label Urge To Dance

In depth with FEC about his collab with Urge To Dance.

Fec stands for Future Eternal Companion, referring to the ever-eternal meaning of music that will last for all eternity. Based in the city of Juarez, Mexico, Fec has played in some of the most important venues in the area including Hardpop, which is considered one of the most important clubs in the country.

Since starting his musical journey in 2012, his single “Evil Touch” on the Bosnian label Submarine Vibes opened the doors for more releases on labels such as Steyoyoke, KBD Records, Dialtone Records, Balkan Connection South America, WOOD (Spain), and his own label, Anathema Records.

Hosting showcases in cities like Amsterdam, Mexico City, Chihuahua, and his hometown, Juarez, Fec is making sure of leaving a footprint within the global electronic music scene.

He currently has a two-part release out via Urge To Dance for which we contacted the artist to dif a little deeper. Enjoy the interview.

Connect with FEC on Soundcloud | Facebook

Thanks for your time doing this interview. How are you doing?

Thank you for the invite. I am doing well, taking some time off and enjoying the holidays.

Maybe a little introduction for our readers. Where are you from and what do you find inspirational about where you’re living?

I am from Juarez, Mexico. It’s the border to the USA. Sunrises and sunsets are great to get inspire to produce any kind of music.

Talking about the magic of music? What is it that makes it such a big part of your life?

I come from a very musical family. My big brother used to sing and play the guitar in a band when he was young and he taught me how to play guitar. Recently I discovered my grandfather used to play in a Trio band during his young hood. Also, some of my family members are professional singers, so it seems it was obvious for me to develop some type of musical interest, which in this case was electronic music.

What type of music did you enjoy in your younger days? And when compared to today, how has your taste in music changed?

I actually remember listening to all kinds of music genres. From regional Mexicano and mariachi
(traditional Mexican music) to heavy metal, grunge, pop, alternative rock, etc. These days I’m more
attracted to the post-punk revival, and indie sounds.

What about your childhood was unique and most contributed to the adult/artist you’ve become?

I think what contributed the most was living in a city where the electronic was booming and being part of that movement in the early and late 2000s. Being part of this moment helped me to learn a lot about electronic music since I was 17 years old.

How would you describe your sound of today?

Nowadays, it’s hard to describe a sound since there are a lot of influences but if I have to I would say my sound is a combination of indie house and techno with melodic textures.

You have a great two-part release out on “Urge To Dance” this year. Tell us about “Strange Times” and its two parts. How did this concept come together?

To make a long story short hehe, I started working on this project during the pandemic days. Just as many producers did during this crazy period. Due to the weird stuff going on during a very short period of time; war, a pandemic, natural disasters, recession; it felt like we were going through very “strange times” and that is where the title comes from.

Strange Times is available on Beatport

A two-part release for Urge To Dance and just now another track Passenger (where you collaborate with Rodeman) released as part of their annual Various Artists. There should be a special connection between the label and you. What is the reason behind this extended work with the label this year?

I released a remix for Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” song at the beginning of 2022 and published it in a Facebook group and it did catch the attention of the Urge To Dance label members who reached out to me a couple of days later and asked me if I had some unreleased work.

I did not know much about the label back then but after a quick research, I noticed that they had a couple of releases with artists that I admire like Jably, All Eyes on You, and Colossio, plus they shared their vision and the plan they had for 2022 and I really liked their approach, so I decided to work on this project with them and I can say that I am beyond happy how everything came along.

To another extent, with trying out new things, what are currently your main challenges as a producer? Can be release-related, equipment, collabs, …

The main challenge for me right now is trying to sign with well-established labels. They don’t really pay attention to your work unless you know someone who can recommend you. Also, working on new music it’s been difficult recently since I have a day job and at the moment it’s very time-consuming.

I really hope to get back to producing music very soon to have my releases for 2023 sorted out.

Music and sound are in some ways the most collaborative and interactive forms of creativity – what are your thoughts on this? Do you prefer to work solo or with others – and what are some of your most memorable professional collaborations?

I really enjoy working on my own but I have a collaboration with my good friend MockBeat from
Georgia. That collab was released on Submarine Vibes back in 2017 I believe.

What is the best advice you ever received as an artist?

From my Mexican friend Mëhill – produce, produce, produce and never give up on your dream.

As the last question, how is your end of the year going to look like and what will be the first thing you will be doing when you wake up in 2023?

It’s currently looking pretty chill. My family will host an end-of-year dinner. After dinner, I will probably go to my friend’s house to welcome 2023. And the next morning have some leftovers for breakfast.

Thank you!

It matters little whether you are an artist or a visitor, the love for music is the unifying factor.

We are a magazine & record label dedicated to quality underground electronic music. We do not look for just any music or anyone, we are looking for music, and people who create memorable experiences, that inspires and invokes emotion. Let’s create timeless music.