Eclair Fifi is a Scottish DJ and visual artist whose work is as playful as it is studied. Starting out in the late ’90s in her home city of Edinburgh, playing on pirate radio stations and at raves, Eclair Fifi’s tastes were tough – techno splintered by rapid-fire bursts of gabber, hardcore and breaks, inspired by the pioneers of Detroit and Chicago as much as the ferocious appetite of the Scottish crowd for harder, faster beats. After her early days playing on pirate radio, she stepped it up, joining Rinse FM in 2011 and holding down a BBC Radio One “In New DJs We Trust” residency in 2013. She currently hosts a monthly show on London station NTS, and has featured guests such as Galcher Lustwerk, Nightwave and Jasper James.
In recent years, her work has accelerated. She’s curated stages at Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Amsterdam Dance Event and Scotland’s SkyeLive, and played at festivals like Dekmantel and SXSW and at institutions like Tate Modern and MoMA PS1. After touring Europe extensively, the US and Australia twice, and playing across India, she’s now returning to her roots. In 2018, she started a new club night at Glasgow club La Cheetah, RAPID, and in 2019 will launch her own label, River Rapid, with signed artists to be announced. Over the years, Eclair Fifi has become of the UK’s most colourful, genre-agnostic DJs – someone who intimately loves and knows how to create that vital moment, when a party bursts into life.