Soul State Crew
6.16.21 | 10PM-LATE
There's no such thing as an overnight success, but great ideas do strike like lightning. Miami-based DJ and producer Fiin lives both these truths, proving his talent while earning an international reputation through a relentless dedication to the craft, the culture and his city.
Harold Enriquez wasn't raised in a musical household. He was a soccer player studying sports medicine at university when a chance encounter with house music in a piercing shop changed his life forever. He dropped out of college, sold all his belongings and bought a pair of CDJs. He met his mentor, DJ Diego Harispe, who schooled Enriquez on '70s NYC disco, Frankie Knuckles, the Belleville Three and beyond. He learned to respect his elders and understand the context of every innovation.
Armed with education and passionate as ever, he won a chance to open for a premiere Miami venue, but it was the friendship he formed with his future manager that changed the course of his career. He earned his stripes as the youngest resident of Heart Nightclub and played alongside the best world-class DJs. Since then he’s has impromptu b2b sets with Paco Osuna, Marco Faraone, Hot Since 82, Technasia, Butch, Bontan and Sis.
When Heart closed in 2018, Fiin turned a void into an opportunity, launching his own locals-only night. Relic comes to life every Sunday. The no-frills party puts music first, eschewing trendy gimmicks and expensive production for a rotating cast of DJs who play all-night sets without limits on genre or style. The only rules at Relic are be nice, and be on point.
Determined to become more than just a local legend, Fiin knew it was time to conjure an original sound. Never satisfied with a half-assed approach, he teamed up with a sound engineer to learn the ins and outs of production. The work was tireless, and the skills didn't come easy, but after years of effort, he compiled a handful of groovable house tracks.
Novice though he was, his soulfulness shone through, nabbing him a 12-track contract with Ultra Records. His music combines a sexy, smooth and groovy style with an upbeat techy rhythm. Fiin takes risks and succeeds with originality. Tropical rhythms, warm synth lines, melodic grooves, and funky textures come together in masterful style. Fiin's tracks make you wanna close your eyes and get lost in the moment.
In 2020, he brought brooding mystery on hit “Le Crocodile,” upbeat hooks on “Everything” feat. Nathan Nicholson, pounding electronics on “Still In The Storm” with Brigado Crew and Jinadu, and alluring mood on “Wild Trees” with Flu.
Today, Fiin finds creative inspiration with analog synths and drum machines, choosing to jam out to loops with added guitar riffs and samples, recording in-the-moment sessions that capture his vibrant, emotive spirit. He's still just getting started, and he's got his sights on international expansion. His hunger and drive is outmatched only by his love for the scene. For Fiin, it's all or nothing – and nothing was never an option.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Commonwealth, 525 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Las Vegas, United States