A Parisian with a diverse cultural background (South American, Middle Eastern and Indian), Ed Isar moves to London in 2005 to study anthropology. Ecclectism, confusion of genres and boundary crossing have always been leitmotivs for much of his activities and have shaped a sacrilegious cross-genre musical culture. In London, the bass player quickly gets hooked to the vibe of clubs such as Fabric, T-Bar and The End, where the care-free, hedonistic attitude of crowds and the focus on music rather than looks are welcome changes. Simultaneously, Ed gets involved in the french electronic music blogosphere, writing for various electronic music blogs. In March 2007, he co-founds Get The Curse.com with four mates, three DJs and a journalist, all from Paris. GTC is a leading webzine and international DJ collective whose members are known to distill a very personal sense of elegance and have mastered the most obscure codes of a somewhat jackin' art-de-vivre. The website features podcasts, playlists and interviews. In addition, GTC parties and their stellar line-ups have become household names amongst Paris clubbers.
Ed's love for music is wide and broad, ranging from ethnic oddities to hip-hop and anything psychedelic, drony or ambient. When DJing, his selection is influenced by oldschool sounds of Chicago and Detroit, gangsta vibes massive like an 808 kick, twisted sensuality and a good dash of irony. An allegory of the result would be a sexually ambiguous gangsta junkie jackin' frantically, it sounds weird and that's the point. Pushing body jackin' boundaries further and disregarding pigeonholing, his sets are thus focused on phat, bodily grooves, stuck in the interzone between what he labels 'gangsta house' and 'druggy techno'. The Get The Curse philosophy is about looking back to think forwards in order to avoid being bogged down in the present (a phrase coined by Andrew Weatherall), and Ed applies that in his sets. At the end of the day, it's all about that tight-jaws-and-arms-in-the-air action, regardless whether that track is from 1984, 2009 or 2012. Ed has played in clubs in London, Paris and Copenhagen, but he is particularly fond of no-strings-attached decadent private parties. In summer 2008 he will move to Los Angeles to study media and hopes to inject some of the GTC vibe into South California.