DT681 – Endor
In just a few years, Endor has risen through the ranks of the scene to become a champion of the underground and one of the most exciting electronic artists out there.
Best known for his all-conquering ‘Pump It Up’ – arguably the biggest house record of 2019 and currently sitting at over 50 million streams worldwide. Endor has also released on labels ranging from This Ain’t Bristol and Simma Black to Warner Music and Island Records, making an incredible impact on the scene in a short space of time.
Dan Hardingham’s Endor alias was first started back in 2013 while studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. The Brighton born producer’s relentless work ethic, fuelled by an insatiable appetite for creating killer dancefloor cuts earned him early support from high profile fans including Skream and Chris Lake, with an impressive catalogue of releases stacking up on a variety of labels including his own self-named imprint.
It was with 2019’s ‘Pump It Up’ however that Endor truly announced himself onto the world stage. Signed by house heavyweight Defected Records, its electrifying bassline, adrenaline-charged drops and call-to-arms vocal fired up dancefloors from Ibiza to Brooklyn. Initially an underground anthem, it went on to be a bonafide crossover hit, charting at No.8 in the official UK charts and currently sitting pretty on a huge 50+ million streams across all platforms.
2020 sees Endor building on the success of what was a whirlwind 12 months: a busy tour schedule throughout the UK and Europe in addition to what’s shaping up to be a landmark summer, with appearances at We Are FSTVL, Sundown Festival and Defected Croatia already announced. If you’re yet to become acquainted with this phenomenally talented artist, now’s the time to start.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
New school meets old school. Raw and wonky. Hypnotic pulsation… I think that’s 10?
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
AR38 – The Groove, a new one out now on my label Doctor Session. It rips!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Tunes that you won’t find on “Youtube recommended”.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Love Juice at E1, an entire dance floor all on the same wavelength.
What have you got coming up?
A tonne of gigs, definitely some new music, and a Chinese takeaway that should be here in 10 minutes.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Worry not about the judgement of others, their opinion is of no concern to you. Life is merely a great, strange dream, and this world is your playground for as long as you’re here. Namaste brothers and sisters.
Endor – Cranked Up
Just Jake – Talkin’ Bout It
AR38 – The Groove
Pawsa – Estamos Aqui
Golfos – Feeling Good
Wade – Por Ejemplo
AR38 – Thanks For That
Golfos – Hole 9 (Birdie Mix)
Toman – Don’t Hesitate
East End Dubs – bRave
Route 94 – Close
Stan Garac – Never Leave U
Pawsa – Roll Play
Sidney Charles – Mono Pulse
Jamie Jones – Under My Control
Jimmy Switch – The Outsider
Jean Pierre & Jesse Calo – Krispy
Pawsa – On Yer Feet
Endor – Sex, Drugs, Cash
Endor – Pump It Up
DJ Protein – Say My Name
DJ Rashad – In The Club B 4 11 O’Clock
DJ Assault – I Say Uuuah
DJ Assault – Sex On The Beach