"Artist to Watch in 2017" - IndieShuffle.com


isle&fever is a duo from Echo Park, Los Angeles that creates original songs from their basement studio control center.  Their method is simple and fluid: pass around vintage instruments and the mic until a vibe catches.  Rinse, Repeat.  In the process, each song becomes an adventure, often comprised of many parts that rarely look back.  

Donald Eley and Tiger Smith share a passion for the beat-driven classics of the 70’s and 80’s, while constantly embracing the new sonic textures of the 21st Century.  They first started playing together in The Sea of Cortez and then founded the project Blacks&.  Their EP "Room To Breathe" was released September 20th, 2019.


can’t stop listening to Far Away by isle&fever
— yvynyl
synth-coated, retro-funky bliss
— BuzzbandsLA
...an overall irresistible sexy, summer vibe
— glamglare
Rarely has there been a track that resonates with us so strongly that talking about it is just pure pleasure....The outfit masterfully dresses modern indie pop in an upbeat ’70s soft rock gleam, letting shiny guitar licks, groovy synths and funky bass melodies sway together effortlessly.
— Hearing Gold
...an obvious pick for your summer rotation
— All Things Go
...one of the funkiest tracks I’ve heard this year. Unashamedly 70’s inspired; combining Chic influenced songwriting, with some of the slickest production around, Dime Piece is a summer anthem in waiting, absolutely overflowing with feelgood vibes.
— Crack In The Road
... a vacation for your mind.
— LACanvas
...smooth vibes a la Toro Y Moi and Cut Copy. Their latest single “Dime Piece” managed to hook me in pretty quick, and retains its allure throughout.
— Indie Shuffle


Album Art: Jenna Josepher & Ege Soyuer

Group Photo: Joshua Ballinger

Studio Photo: Can Türedi