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 punk-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 dark disco and goth elements into the mix, culminating in 2012 with his next album, Automaton. Released on his new home-label, My Favorite Robot Records, Automaton had a strong, albeit fresh 80s influence. With vocals dominating each of it's 11 tracks, It was nothing short of an electronic pop opus.
Since Automaton Fairmont has been as busy as ever, running the label Beachcoma with his friends Metope and Sid Le Rock, touring every continent on the globe, remixing artists such as John Digweed and Henry Saiz 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 and propulsive sets.
In November 2016, MFRR will be releasing what will surely become regarded as one Fairmont's finest releases, the Carthage EP. After years of focusing on slower and more contemplative tracks, Jake is back to making prime-time club bangers. Meanwhile he has revamped his all-hardware live rig, focusing on a bigger techno sound as well.