As those with their finger on the pulse in the D&B scene may already be aware, Ukrainian producer Fade recently suffered catastrophic hearing loss, leaving him unable to produce (or even listen to) music. Not only has this left the scene without one of its most underrated talents, it’s also left Fade unable to make money since music was his only form of income, and the only remedy for the condition is a set of eye-watteringly expensive high-end hearing aids.
With that in mind, Fade has released a new EP of his best dubs from before the hearing loss, with all proceeds going towards the five thousand euro required to fix his hearing. Featuring some sick rollers and massive dancefloor smashers, it’d be well worth your attention regardless of the tragic circumstances; it’s doubly worth your attention with that factored in as well. Check out the tracks below and hit up Bandcamp to grab a copy, or donate directly via his crowdfunding campaign. Please give generously!
Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of prolific Ukrainian producer and longtime Dojo favourite Fade. Taken from the forthcoming Chemtrails EP, Rush Hour builds tension with a hypnotic melodic arpeggio before dropping into a hard hitting neurofunk assault. With a cheeky halftime switchup in the second half, this one is sure fire dancefloor devastation. Yes Fade!
2016 is a weird time for D&B labels. With the tendency towards more rapid release schedules and the increasingly crowded marketplace, it can be tough for a label to forge a distinctive sound and identity while fighting not to get lost in the wash. With that in mind, Addictive Behaviour’s accomplishments are all the more impressive.
With a commitment to quality over quantity, an eye catching visual brand and some seriously heavyweight artists on the roster, Addictive Behaviour are already floating to the top of the pack after two short years with no signs of stopping. Read on for our top 5 from the label’s back catalogue.
The ever prolific Fade just dropped the latest in a steady stream of singles and this time his work has landed on Leipzig label Boundless Beatz. Featuring the instantly memorable futuristic synth play of Taino and deep, tribal percussion of Lo-Fi, it’s another top release from a producer who constantly pushes the boundaries of D&B both on and off the dancefloor.
We wanted to find out a bit more about the inspirations for Fade’s music and what ultimately gets him going in the studio, so we asked him to tell us about it. Read on for the man’s top five in his own words. Continue reading →
US label Free Love Digi have been making moves recently with some top releases from both homegrown stateside talent and other producers worldwide, and their latest project sees them bringing together 17 tracks from the extended label family for a massive compilation showcasing all the styles of D&B.
Label boss Quentin Hiatus contributes a few tasty collabs, including a spacey footwork-tinged venture with Resound and the quirky rhythmic groove of The Struggle 2 with Sinistarr. Elsewhere there are chunky rollers from Fade, theStandard and Kaset, liquid from Stunna, and gritty halftime from Goreteks and Dominic Ridgeway.
There’s even space for some lush downtempo from AE on Forevergreen and Ghast on the absolutely serene New Lust. Overall it’s a fantastic selection of tracks, showcasing the breadth of FLD’s artists and the scene as a whole. You can check out all the tracks via Atic’s promo mix for the LP below; watch out for the release dropping July 20th at all good digital stores.
Ever the generous bunch, FLD have also teamed up with D&B Arena to give away a free track from Ghast to celebrate the release. Check that out below and head over to D&B Arena to check out their interview with Ghast.
Faded Music return with a fine selection on their latest EP featuring beats from Fade, NotioN, KAI, Fawce & P Fine. Fade sets the tone with a big raved up roller on Graviton, with a high energy lead over a punchy rolling break. Next up are NotioN, who keep things rolling but take things a bit grimier on the insistent and robotic Find It Out.
Fawce & KAI team up with P Fine for another grimey number in the form of Vengeance, before KAI totally switches things up with Take Away; this one has a great combo of soft, floaty melodies and growling low end for a pretty unique and quite stripped back tune.
Last but not least, Fade explores the more minimal half-time stylings on the dark, industrial sounds of Molfar. Tidy stuff as ever from Faded Music! Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite digital outlet right now.
Addictive Behaviour storm back to the scene after a selection of successful single releases with eight new tracks for part one of their Rotation LP. Kiev bass badman and Dojo favourite Fade leads the charge with the crisp, heavy hitting vibes of Danger, swiftly followed by the stomping tech funk of Artifact’s Discordant. Both these tracks deserve a special mention for the attention to detail and vibe present…serious stuff!
Elsewhere on the EP there are moody rollers from Screwballand Noel, a deep stepper from Nitri, Level 2 & Hannah Eve and more monstrous neurofunk bangers from nScape, TR Tactics and Nitri & Release. Tidy selections from a label that has impressed us fairly constantly since their inception; we can’t wait for part two!
Sadly there’s no vinyl release for this one but you can grab the release from all good digital stores right now! Check out the clips below and pick your favourites.
If the psychedelic artwork and track names haven’t already given you the hint, let us set this one straight for you; Fade is getting a bit ravey on his latest work for Dexta’s ever impressive Diffrent imprint.
Acid Trip leads with classic rave synths on the intro before pounding bass stabs slam down around the heavy hitting half-time rhythm. Get Rowdy meanwhile lulls you into a false sense of security with lush IDM-esque sounds before the frenetic percussion and chipmunk-pitched vocal refrain drop in to hype the track up. Cracking!
We’ve been big fans of Fade here at the Dojo for some time, so naturally we jumped at the chance to get him on board for the Dojo Mix Series! Kiev’s finest comes correct with a half hour of upfront D&B selections; yes Fade! Be sure to check out the Discover Music EP on his own Faded Music imprint, and watch out for more tunes incoming shortly on Diffrent Music.
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Calyx & Tebee – A Day That Never Comes
Fade – Bass Burger
Bensley – Fandango
June Miller – Reach Out
Legion – Waiting
Raw Theory – Electric City
Fade – Utopia
Fade – Quarantine
Hazard – Death March