Cevin Fisher
Cevin FisherCevin Fisher

The first time I heard the sample ‘WOMAN BEAT THEIR MEN’ over a hypnotic house beat back in the 90s – I was on the dance floor at Industry Night Club in Toronto. These were my early days of discovering the culture and Cevin became a regular night out when he came to town. Mr. Fisher became a regular of the Toronto Club Scene – coming up from the NYC area – delivering an incredible night of new music from the Big Apple. Back in those days new music was harder to discover because of limited vinyl pressings so you would always get something new from these DJs touring back then that felt fresh. Cevin Fisher has a solid place in my “House Music” history and it was great to include him in my journey and interview him for the DOC.

Born in East Orange, New Jersey, Cevin Fisher has risen to become one of the World’s most respected & prolific master house producers and DJ’s who really broke-out on a global level in the mid-to-late 1990′s. Around the same time Cevin DJ’d at major all-night parties hosted by diva-of-the-moment Whitney Houston whenever he got the opportunity:

“When I lived in Jersey, Whitney had these HUGE parties”, remembers Cevin. “It was my first real experience of partying through to the next day – you know, with everyone still dancing as the sun comes up! It was pretty wild!!!”

He picked up more gigs at loft parties and college one-offs before finally getting his first regular break as a warm-up for Zanzibar resident Larry Paterson on Friday nights.

After that, there was only really one place he could head for… NEW YORK CITY! He soon fell into production work for Timmy Regisford of Motown Records alongside future electro-Don & mainstream producer Arthur Baker at Shakedown Studios, where he delivered remixes for Chaka Khan’s “Love You All My Lifetime” and Quincy Jones’ “I’ll Be Good To You”, both of which subsequently went to number one on the US Billboard Dance Chart.

In a very short period during the early 1990′s Cevin’s distinct style scored recognition frequently in his home country, earning him a consistent reputation as a pioneer and innovator in the evolution of House music itself.

After these early successes Danny Tenaglia encouraged Cevin to pursue a recording career full-time, and he committed himself in earnest to production in the mid-’90s. Singles such as “The Way We Used To” and “Shine the Light” followed, earning him significant international clubplay, although it was 2000′s “The Freaks Come Out” on the UK’s Subversive label that pushed him into the mainstream house stratosphere.

Eventually licensed to at least five international labels, this single alone secured his reputation as one who had truly arrived, and in such deeply soulful style, with a focus always on strong & engaging vocal lines on his cuts. But the way that ‘Freaks’ really made its mark on the dance music industry is a story which has now transcended into cult legend… the rest, as they say, is HISTORY.

Check out this EXCLUSIVE MIX from Cevin’s Basement for the Global Groove Network.. Its a FREE DOWNLOAD on GGN RADIO – Click Here

Find out more about Cevin Fisher and his tour dates at the LINK below…