Emilio Fernandez releases debut artist album â€œSuite 16â€
Seemingly out of nowhere, the electronic dance scene saw a new name skyrocket to the
tops of the charts in the summer of 2008: Emilio Fernandez. The elusive artist turned out
to be the man behind the world smash â€œReynosaâ€. Supported by all the ruling names in
the industry, the single became one of the biggest summer hits of that season. Within a
very short period of time the name Emilio Fernandez was carved in rock, leading to
remixes of â€œArabian Queenâ€ by Kimito Lopez and â€œTill We See The Sunâ€ by Blake Lewis.
Emilioâ€™s follow up singles â€œLet It Goâ€, â€œSaltilloâ€ and â€œCloser To Meâ€ continued the
success and now after two years of hard work he unveils his debut artist album â€œSuite
After the success of â€œReynosaâ€, â€œLet It Goâ€ and â€œSaltilloâ€, Emilio started the painstaking process
of writing new material, having set the goal to deliver a full-length artist album. Turning his ideas
into rudimental backing tracks, stock-piling demo after demo, he eventually had enough titles to
start the recording sessions for â€œSuite 16â€, but found himself in limbo on how to take up the
massive task. One thing was clear though: for the conception of â€œReynosaâ€, Emilio had turned to
Scottish producer Andy Duguid, who undoubtedly had turned his visions into a massive floor
filler. Putting one and one together, Fernandez once again got in touch with Andy who gladly
accepted the production assignment for what would become â€œSuite 16â€.
In a recent interview about his new long player, Emilio explained why he got in touch with Andy
Duguid again: â€œWorking on an album at times means that youâ€™ll find yourself in the midst of a
painful process in which you compose and set up demos without ever being completely satisfied
with what you just created. Engineering the tracks was no problem, but I needed a producer with
the skills to mould them into what I really had in mind. That was the moment I knew it was time
to contact Andy. After all, he had turned my basic setup of â€œReynosaâ€ into a true gem and after
several emails and phone calls, Andy agreed to produce my album.â€ Once the two got together,
they reworked all the demos into workable backing tracks and finalized the blueprint that would
create the album with an attractive and equal balance of vocal and instrumental titles.
Opening the album in a relaxed, mellow fashion with â€œSet Me Freeâ€, we seamlessly swing
towards Emilioâ€™s hit singles â€œReynosaâ€ and â€œCloser To Meâ€, which features the vocals of Jones.
The lyrics for the song were written by multi gold and platinum winning songwriter Curtis Richa.
Rocking the joint further with the tribal sounds of â€œSpeculationsâ€ and the old skool feel of â€œWet
Summernightâ€, it is on the instrumental â€œLike Youâ€ where we meet Jennifer Batten; the world
famous female guitarist known for her seminal appearances on Michael Jacksonâ€™s Bad,
Dangerous and HIStory tours.
â€œShake Your Discoâ€ was recorded with Sam Obernik (of Tim Deluxe fame) and lays the
foundations for the straight up club sounds of â€œDemureâ€ and â€œDigginâ€™ This Feelingâ€; a collab with
DJ Feel. After the title track Emilio invites one more hero, the legendary hiphouse pioneer Fast
Eddie, to deliver his raps on â€œMove Your Bodyâ€. Concluding the track list with â€œPlayâ€, Emilio ends
on a jazzy note with the unique piano work of Wouter Verwaal, coming full circle from where the
first title began the journey.
â€œSuite 16â€ is not just the highly anticipated debut album by Emilio Fernandez, but also an
incredible tour de force that loosely moves from soulful to slightly funky with a subtle old skool
twist and a drive that defines his ambitions as an artist. Overseen by Andy Duguid, â€œSuite 16â€ by
Emilio Fernandez has been appointed to control this year's summer charts.