Release Date: 18th February 2022
Following his sultry contribution to our six year compilation, SNFSS016 sees Tour-Mauborg provide a blissful journey through the most uplifting corners of house, making stops along the way at Italo, Balearic and cosmic disco.
Whilst the two jubilant opening tracks set the tone for the release, "Interdub" is driven by hollow percussion and sees the record at its most stripped-back. On Dub 003, he teams up with French house connoisseurs, Cosmonection and Marc Bianco, on a warming deep house track, oozing with groove.
Finally, to complete the record's joyous exploration of house styles, hypnotic melodies energise the two closing tracks and capture the transportive allure of the Belgian producer's music.
A1 Tour-Maubourg - Dub 001
A2 Tour-Maubourg - Dub 002
A3 Tour-Maubourg - Interdub
B1 Tour-Maubourg feat. Cosmonection & Marc Bianco - Dub 003
B2 Tour-Maubourg feat. Cosmonection - Dub 004
B3 Tour-Maubourg - Simpler Days
Release Date: 14th January 2022
Making a splash on the European house scene for the past five years, Matthieu Faubourg is the perfect fit to Shall Not Fade, with his hazey pieces that carry just the right amount of groove. Since his breakout hit, "Please Stay", a ten-minute deep house voyage, Faubourg has played across Europe and last year dropped his debut album replete with subtle jazz and hiphop references.
Joining the Classic Cuts series with four tracks of bliss, Aqua EP is Faubourg's first for Shall Not Fade. The title track's gently dramatic synths ease us into space age soundscapes in "Galactic". Deep proto-house grooves give this one a futuristic disco feel with plenty of high class production to go with it. "Velvet" focuses on sing-your-heart-out balladic vocals, eighties pop hit vibes which are super-listenable, while "In The Clouds" euphoric strings and subtle but deep bassline make for a blissed out instrumental closer.
A1 Matthieu Faubourg - Aqua
A2 Matthieu Faubourg - Galactic
B1 Matthieu Faubourg - Velvet
B2 Matthieu Faubourg - The Clouds
Release Date: 28th Januray 2022
Tilman, longtime label favourite, never fails to bring good vibes with his immaculately constructed outings on Shall Not Fade. A label owner, DJ, producer and music obsessive, the best of his jazz influenced pumping house style is shown on Touch Me Fantasy EP.
Feel good jackin' house dominates from the start, "Rewind Your Dreams" setting an upbeat tone and easing into the laid back grooves and infectious piano licks of "Clouds". Funky undertones show through on "Mind Games" a track all about syncopated percussive playfulness and awash with sunny beachside chords, a vibe that continues in a Balearic manner through blissed out house wafter "Two The Max" featuring Will Buck. Tilman closes the EP on a different vibe; "Woman" is a pounding dancefloor workout with a harder, more abrasive edge.
A1 Tilman - Rewind Your Dreams
A2 Tilman - Clouds
B1 Tilman - Mind Games
B2 Tilman feat. Will Buck - Two The Max
B3 Tilman - Woman
Release Date: 21st January 2021
Parisian producer, DJ & multi instrumentalist THEOS returns to Shall Not Fade with 'Turn Up Marty' - the follow up to his sold out and widely acclaimed debut 'We Miss The Crowd' EP.
At only 19 years old, French producer THEOS says that last year he decided to dedicate his life to music. 2021 has been a massive year for the young French producer and he continues where he started with 4 killer cuts for Bristol label Shall Not Fade.
Turn Up Marty EP drops 21st January 2022 via Shall Not Fade.
a1. THEOS - Captain Lulu
a2. THEOS - Broken Ring
b1. THEOS - Turn Up Marty
b2. THEOS ft VieLaJoie - Odd Goblin
Release Date: 14th January 2021
Spanish producer Paul Rudder returns to Shall Not Fade for a deep cut of high-calibre house tracks; after gaining traction with his shining production skills, Paul Rudder has built an international following and Feels Like Forever EP overflows with optimistic energy.
Fellow rising star Kresy collabs on the A-side, which features cruising techy dreamscape 'City Lounge' and 'Floating Penthouse', a lively summertime dance track spurred on by a deep bassy rhythm. Kresy's Acid Tool version is a high energy retro restyle. Pulsing peak time drama abounds throughout the earworm 'Inside U', while the record closer 'Dreamin' About' is replete with choppy pitched down vocals and even choppier piano stabs. Another Kresy refix shows off his production skills, creating a diverse deconstruction of the original sound into an experimental, punchy bonus track.
A1 Paul Rudder & Kresy - City Lounge
A2 Paul Rudder & Kresy - Floating Penthouse
A3 Paul Rudder & Kresy - Floating Penthouse (Kresy Mellow Acid Tool)
B1 Paul Rudder & Kresy - Inside U
B2 Paul Rudder & Kresy - Dreamin’ About
Release Date: 11th February 2022
Austin-based DJ and producer riding a tide of success, dj poolboi, makes his return to Shall Not Fade's Classic Cuts with the sequel to his Rarities EP which kicked off the series. Like its first installment, Vol. 2 is a blissful and warm listen with tinges of party experimentation set to get feet moving.
Easing in with fuzzy, crackling chords and house rhythms, 'i know you tried' is a stylish start to the record. It's straight lo-fi house sound palette fades into buoyant pads and a trance-like use of spaced out vocals in 'with you', which is full of texture and production skill.
'yesterday' uses stunning organic instrumentation and hyper-glitched vocal samples to great effect, to which the final track 'early you' feels like the perfect match with similar muted and melancholy chords. The B-side comes to an end with the romantic atmosphere this track builds.
A1 dj poolboi - i know you tried
A2 dj poolboi - with you
B1 dj poolboi - yesterday
B2 dj poolboi - early you
Release Date: 10th December 2021
Tommy Farrow has been making waves ever since his breakout single, 'Let's Just', caught the eye of Radio 1 tastemakers. His emotive, trancelike tracks, evoking influences like Bicep, have been instant hits. Joining the Classic Cuts series, Forever EP is his debut on Shall Not Fade.
'Forever' features rising star vocalist Clementine Douglas, her sultry lines coasting over melancholy chords before casting off into high drama breaks and synth melodies. Breakbeat dominates 'Feel What I'm Feeling' too, a big room track filled with pure ecstasy; closing track 'Imagination' is deep and grooving with an explosive electro edge.
A1 Tommy Farrow feat. Clementine Douglas - Forever
B1 Tommy Farrow - Feel What I’m Feeling
B2 Tommy Farrow feat. Rhys Trussler - Imagination
Release Date: 17th December 2021
Northern Irish Techno maestro EJECA is back with his fourth full-length EP on Shall Not Fade, following up on the sublime grooves of Free From. This time round, expect high-octane drama from the off; borrowing sounds from across the hardcore continuum EJECA shows off his skill for dance music production.
Take It EP's title track is a force of bouncing hardcore, harsh synths and firey vocals which begs to be played out in the early hours for a fever-pitch dancefloor, nonstop to the end. By comparison, "Away" is minimalist. Riding on a chunky bassline, the glittering melody rises slowly to create an effervescent soundscape with a driving beat.
The peaks and drops of "Clunk" are dizzying, a tight rave-influenced number closing the A-Side; B1 "Mallusk" builds the tension with elongated pads and rolling breaks. Take It closes out with "Static", an icy crescendo of cold vocal cuts and ghostly distortion holding the line between techno and noise.
A1 EJECA - Take It
A2 EJECA - Away
A3 EJECA - Clunk
B1 EJECA - Mallusk
B2 EJECA - Static
Release Date: 10th December 2021
From his early years on the music scene in Edinburgh, Theo Kottis has built a buzz as one of the UK's most exciting DJs. He is also the curator of his own unique sound, crafted on his Beautiful Strangers series, and gained clout from star DJs the world over.
The Mirror EP is fronted by a euphoric party track inspired by Kottis' lockdown yearning for "the kind of party where you don't stop dancing" - and crafted perfectly for this purpose. The raw energy of breaks and rave piano stabs is permeated by Busola's pep talk, getting the listener and the dancer geared up for the summer of release after a year of restrictions.
On the B Side, "Onda" takes its name from the Spanish word for waves. This is a blissed out relaxation after the intensity of the A-Side, an ode to an Ibiza poolside which still maintains a strong groove. Playful
pads pop out under sublime strings for an instantly nostalgic vibe.
Theo Kottis words on the release "Earlier this year during peak winter lockdown, craving the kind of party where you don't stop dancing, I took matters into my own hands, producing this new single "The Mirror", featuring Busola - who is the life of the party - to bring euphoric sounds to my living room and now to yours.
The thought of the impending "Summer of Love" got me through lockdown and I wanted to create something energetic and fun to mirror that excitement. I'd seen Little Gay Brother, the LGBTQ+ party and community perform at many festivals and knew their vibe would be an ideal source for this raw energy - I was introduced to Busola who provided the ultimate summer of self-love pep talk, something we all needed to get back out there post lockdown!
The second track is a nod to my summer escape to Ibiza where I played Pikes poolside and spent time in the sea and watching waves - "ondas" in Spanish - to reset and relax.
A1 Theo Kottis & Busola - The Mirror
B1 Theo Kottis & Busola - Onda
Release Date: 26th November 2021
YOUR GOOD TIMES ARE HERE! This record is a celebration of things starting to approach a sense of normality in the world (for the most part anyway). It's celebrating being able to do your favourite things again, it's celebrating being able to dance in your favourite clubs again and it's celebrating being able to see your favourite friends & family again.
The ever-popular Laurence Guy chalks up his fourth vinyl release on Bristol's Shall Not Fade, sharing four tracks which span the breadth of his production skill. After a year which started with the stunning Mutual Excitement is a Wonderful Thing, and saw Guy remix rising artists like Dermot Kennedy & Sofia Kourtesis, it is a delight to see him return to the label which has become something of a home for him.
Your Good Times Are Here EP's title track is a reprise to the sun-soaked filter house of 2020's "Your Good Times Will Come", leaning on the club sound palette harder than its forebear and making subtle explorations into acid grooves. "I Know You Feel Sad" strikes a contrast, its slowly stuttering rhythm and vocals stuck on repeat giving a sombre sense of reflection - the party vibes quickly returning for "Yeh Good, You?" a pacey 303 number which pauses just enough for a distorted, breathless breakdown. Making reference to the outing on Shall Not Fade from early 2021, "Mutual Disappointment is a Terrible Thing" closes the record on lingering piano melodies and eerie vocals - a delicate reflection upon its sister track.
A1 Laurence Guy - Your Good Times Are Here
A2 Laurence Guy - I Know You Feel Sad
B1 Laurence Guy - Yeh Good, You?
B2 Laurence Guy - Mutual Disappointment is a Terrible Thing
Release Date: 19th November 2021
Marcel Vogel has cultivated a reputation for smooth, consistent and infectious Detroit-influenced dance music with attitude. The Amsterdam-based polymath blends live instrumentation and samples into groove-heavy beats, releasing across many popular labels while also running two of his own and touring across continents.
Having teamed up last year with Dutch producer and key-player Tim Jules for the raw single "Take Me Back", the two return with a fresh pressing on Shall Not Fade showing off their authentic soulful sound. Each track features a different vocalist, each bringing their own skill to the fore; in the title track, Alessandre's honey-sweet and porcelain-smooth vocal caress the playful keys for an instant earworm. "This is When I Leave" strips the sound right down until only the drum, like a heartbeat, and Khadija's wistful vocals remain, making for an intimate experience.
The B-side focuses on high-intensity instrumentals put together by Vogel and Jules: a breathless funk and rhythm workout begins in "Why Don't You Leave Me" with Hector Wijnbergen's infectious, powerful words taking centre stage. This headsy beat continues in "Like a Fish In The Water", LYMA's crooning subtly making an entrance and complemented by delicate guitar lines, building to a crescendo.
A1 Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules feat. Alexandre Arslan - If You Don't Love
A2 Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules feat. Khadija - This Is When I Leave
B1 Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules feat. Hector Wijnbergen - Why Don't You Leave Me
B2 Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules feat. LYMA - Like A Fish In The Water
B3 Marcel Vogel & Tim Jules - Why Don't You Leave Me? (Instrumental)
Release Date: 3rd December 2021
Rising star of summertime dance music, Barry Can't Swim, is the perfect fit for Shall Not Fade's Classic Cuts series. His delicate and classy take on house is a breath of fresh air and ideal for the new, hot weather, teasing the reopening of clubs and return to freedom that this summer hopes to bring.
His debut release on Shall Not Fade, Amor Fati EP is a perfectly curated four tracker of jazz with a modern twist, as shown on the opening track and first single "Lone Raver" and its bittersweet chords that blend with melancholy vocals and open out into a euphoric dancy beat. The anthemic trance overtones carry through to "Rah That's a Mad Question", which takes classic piano house vibes and more summertime heat with its Balaeric energy.
"Jazz Club After Hours" is a triumphant, high sheen lounge roller with intricate jazz instrumentation and playful percussion to boot. EP closer, "El Layali" shows the breadth of influence on this record, as it all coalesces into a catchy house number best suited to Mediterranean dances in the sun.
A1 Barry Can't Swim - Lone Raver
A2 Barry Can't Swim - Rah That’s a Mad Question
B1 Barry Can't Swim - Jazz Club After Hours
B2 Barry Can't Swim - El Layali
Release Date: 29th October 2021
Shall Not Fade welcomes Melbourne based DJ and producer Loure to the family for Memories In Strobes EP, four tracks of elated and explorative house. The Australian has cultivated an enigmatic presence with his jazzy, deep-house style, although the listener will hear hints of influence from electro to breakbeat on the new EP.
The opening track, "Grip", shows off the best of Loure's skills. Glorious sweeping pads and faded breaks make for a blissed out vibe in this intricately produced hands-in-the-air favourite. It melts into "Two Dimes Deep", which continues the spaced-out deep house energy but with more bite, teasing bits of electro in its firm bassline.
"Inner-Side" is pushed forward by driving house rhythms, covered by French-style filtered vocals to create a euphoric club track. Closing it out is "Breath of Light", constructed from a shuffling and constantly moving beat and euphoric pads which swoop down from above, with a growling acidic edge battling against them for centre stage.
A1 Loure - Grip
A2 Loure - Two Dimes Deep
B1 Loure - Inner-side
B2 Loure - Breath of Light
Release Date: 19th November 2021
Returning to continue Shall Not Fade's Season Series with a second LP, Joe Newham serves up harmonious and glimmering jazz infusions under his Gavinco moniker. The Brighton-based producer saw success with his Dumont LP earlier this year, and fans will recognise his smooth composition immediately on Beriza.
"West Horizon" begins the record, an expansive slow burner with haunting vocals, leaving room for a club beat that sets the tone going forward. Field recordings feature prominently on the title track, a laid back style which evokes tropical heat and lazy evenings, easing you into "Savoy's" dance floor grooves complemented by syncopated hand percussion. Hints of sax and strings provide the ear candy on
"Momento", a gentle poolside jazz exploration. "Like This" is punchier, tight funk riffs contrasting discordant piano bits which swirl to an uptempo rhythm. "Creative Times" centres its flute melodies while the rumble of sub bass slowly swells into a perfect pairing of dance music and jazz. The closing track continues this energy.
Hypnotic sax solos and sparkling piano arps take the record to a hazey, housey end.
A1 Gavinco - West Horizon
A2 Gavinco - Title Beriza
A3 Gavinco - Savoy
A4 Gavinco - Sunrise
B1 Gavinco - Momento
B2 Gavinco - Like This
B3 Gavinco - Creative Times
B4 Gavinco - Flicker
Release Date: 8th October 2021
Byron the Aquarius (aka Byron Blaylock), an accomplished keys player as much as he is a producer, has a deep love for the organic side of music. This shines through in his creations, back to his debut EP in 2007. More recently, Blaylock's skillful jazz beats have found a home on the one and only Jeff Mills' Axis Records. From his birthplace in Birmingham Alabama, Blaylock has grown into an international figure of acclaim for his explorative compositions.
Already having two successful EPs with Shall Not Fade under his belt - most recently marking the labels' 50th release with What Up Doe? Vol.2 - Byron the Aquarius returns for a gorgeous double LP. Expect the smoothness of deep house, melodic instrumental hip hop production of the J Dilla creed along with tight jazz pieces.
The New Beginning LP showcases range and expertise from the off, exploding with pulsing discordant jazz in "Amaya's Voyage". Psychedelic g-funk is the MO of "Smoke One For Huckaby", before a B-side milieu of jazz and hip hop reminiscent of Guru's Jazzmatazz. The album settles into a deep groove across its C-side, the highlight of which is the percussive workout of "Underground Was Black", complemented delicately with dazed pads and buoyant but smokey lounge jazz sounds in "Cosmic Jazz". Off kilter hip hop shines through in "Last Time We Gonna Do This" and its eclectic sound palette, then we are blindsided by the heavy electro distortion of "The End Of The World". The record closes with a collaboration of the genres explored throughout, pieced together into the pumping "Lost People of Tron". The album feels like a lap of honour around all the influences in Byron The Aquarius' sound - it's yet another artistic triumph.
A1 Byron the Aquarius - Amaya's Voyage
A2 Byron the Aquarius - Smoke One For Huckaby
B1 Byron the Aquarius - Dilla 4 Life
B2 Byron the Aquarius - Distant Lands
B3 Byron the Aquarius - Universal Insanity
C1 Byron the Aquarius - Underground Was Black
C2 Byron the Aquarius - Cosmic Dub
D1 Byron the Aquarius - Last Time We Gonna Do This
D2 Byron the Aquarius - The End of The World
D3 Byron the Aquarius - Last People of Tron
Release Date: 15th October 2021
Swoose makes his return to Shall Not Fade, joining the new Classic Cuts series, a year after his extremely popular Introspective EP. The Irish producer is known for his explosive nineties influenced style of house; think blissed out vocals over a headsy nightclub ready beat.
Bloom EP starts off with a bang, the title track a percussive trance of arpeggiating synths and a touch of nineties nostalgia with a classic sample. "Algo" is equally hypnotic; floaty melodies that glide across the deep bass edge of this sundowner party track.
"Polypore" hits hard with a purposeful kick drum, driving home the sidewinding acid inflections and making for a glitchy tool for dark club nights. The closing track changes things up; "Allure" takes natural piano loops and organic breaks to create a haunting piece of music which is a peaceful end to the EP, demonstrating Swoose's range and ability to move away from his comfort zone in production.
A1 Swoose - Bloom
A2 Swoose - Algo
B1 Swoose - Polypore
B2 Swoose - Allure
Release Date: 3rd September 2021
Following their debut on the imprint in 2020, Kassian step up for a second outing on Shall Not Fade, this time via the Basement series. Their return to the label takes a deeper, heavier direction than their previous releases, more suited to a warehouse over an intimate club setting.
As Kassian have continuously pushed their sound forwards, they've gained recent accolades such as contributing to BICEP's Feel My Bicep mix series, playing Mixmag's LAB London live and notable coverage from DJ Mag and more in the last year alone.
Their latest EP 'Breathe' is perfectly placed for the long awaited return to nightlife. The A1 delivers what a true A1 should, a peak time driving track with undeniable energy. "Aerial" pulls back the pace slightly, it's a deep and rolling effort with a classic trance influence. Rounding off the EP is "London Orbital", clearly inspired by the sounds of London that the duo are so familiar with, the track switches up the pace and presents a breaks focussed sound.
A1 Kassian - Breathe
A2 Kassian - Aerial
B1 Kassian - London Orbital
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Established and loved member of the Shall Not Fade Family, Felipe Gordon turns up the jazz influence on a fresh new EP for the label. The producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Colombia is known for his complex compositions and infectious beats, and Keepin' It Jazz does not disappoint.
The record kicks off with "Analog Only" - a highly textural beat forms the core of this bass-heavy groover that cruises along at a laid back pace, drawing the listener further in. Similarly gentle but hypnotic, "Continuous Develop" has the heady ambience of the chillout room, but Gordon brings in his intricate dreamy instrumentation and acid hints to great effect.
The second half centres a tasty bass solo that will get all heads nodding along. The title track is the chunkiest of house rhythms paired with delicate jazzy piano, a gliding summer party anthem. "Looking Your Reflection In The Water" is artful, perfectly emotive and gently rising like a tide from poolside piano into a hip-moving danceable pulse. The record closes out to "What You Say?"; funky house with attitude, a rude bassline and heavy swagger.
A1 Felipe Gordon - Analog Only
A2 Felipe Gordon - Continuous Develop
B1 Felipe Gordon - Keepin' It Jazz
B2 Felipe Gordon - Looking Your Reflection In The Water
B3 Felipe Gordon - What You Say?
Release Date: 27th August 2021
German DJ and producer Marc Brauner returns to the Killer Cuts series which he kicked off for Shall Not Fade back in February, sharing five tracks of hard pumping house to lose yourself in.
Patience EP starts as it means to go on with "Your Heart"; a hot cut of anthemic earworm organ house that doesn't hold back on the summertime rave nostalgia. Brauner explores 2-step on searing A2 "Optimist" which is riddled with deep house energy and a syncopated bassline that'll put a swing in your step.
"Be Patient" channels how we have all been feeling this past year waiting for the return of the dance; it carries Strictly Rhythm influence and a prescient vocal motif. The record closes but doesn't fade away, ending with "Faster", where momentous uplifting synth stable tumble forwards to great effect. The digital bonus track is "In Love", another playful, hypnotic bassline complimenting the consistent feel good vibes.
A1 Marc Brauner - Your Heart
A2 Marc Brauner - Optimist
B1 Marc Brauner - Be Patient
B2 Marc Brauner - Faster
Release Date: 30th July 2021
While there is a wealth of young, fresh talent on the house music scene right now, few have cultivated such a polished sound as Mark Laird. Hailing from Ireland but already enjoying success on the international scene, Laird joins Shall Not Fade's Killer Cuts series for the diverse and invigorating Random EP.
First on the 5-tracker is "Bet", and it's an immediate onslaught of breaks and heavy kicks, a chunky melody that follows choppy vocals to create a cheeky bit of dancefloor action. "I Just Wanna" takes on a noughties fidget house style, cascading vocal samples that are somehow hypnotic.
On the B-side, Laird shows the breadth of his production abilities, moving away from the hard-hitting club beats for a moment on "4 Cruisin'" and instead crafting a pulsing, spaced out house track that feels like sunshine dazzling on some far-off beach. This blissful energy grows in the next track, "Woosh" - a euphoric warehouse rave-tinged number that showcases the best of classic piano house. Closing off the EP is the edgy, energetic "Ghetto Booty", with flavours of early American house sounds and a groove that is impossible not to move to.
A1 Mark Laird - Bet
A2 Mark Laird - I Just Wanna
B1 Mark Laird - 4 Cruisin
B2 Mark Laird - Woosh
B3 Mark Laird - Ghetto Booty
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Needing no introduction, NYC-based Baltra rose with the lo-fi house scene and has become one of the most innovative producers to come out of it, constantly pushing for a fresh sound with use of organic vocals and cross-genre experimentation. Returning for a full record on Shall Not Fade for the first time since the hazy sounds of Rendezvous EP in 2019, Baltra's Dreaming Of A Disco EP focuses on impeccable instrumentals and infectious melodies.
The title track carries subtle manipulated vocalisations at the core of the melody which has a touch of romance and, later, just a hint of disco strings adding an 80s shimmer that explodes to the forefront in jangling guitar riffs. By the second number, "Imaginary Laughter", you know this record is party-ready - it is a slow build up of ecstasy, sugary sweet.
Languid keys create a woozy atmosphere in "Private Paradise", a track which is a glittering and understated anthem. EP closer "Sunset Jam" holds more disco influence, channeling Donna Summer into a modern style with tight vocal percussion and 303 stabs for a genre-melting climax.
A1 Baltra - Dreaming Of A Disco
A2 Baltra - Imaginary Laughter
B1 Baltra - Private Paradise
B2 Baltra - Sunset Jam
Repress Due: 10th December 2021
Cinthie Christl is a powerhouse of a DJ, producer, label manager, record store owner and all-round house music aficionado. Shall Not Fade is excited to announce Cinthie is joining the family to mark the 60th release on the label. Free Fall EP shows off the German polymath's expansive musical knowledge, developed through decades of spinning vinyl.
The 4-tracker kicks off with "Offenbach Anthem" bounces along with a varied post-disco inspired beat and oh-so-deep bassline that strikes against the aerated chords of the melody. Dramatic strings add to the disco flavour, the fluid and glittery opener cruises into the tight, 4-to-the-floor business and stuttering stabs of "13 Steps To Heaven".
Rave energy takes over on "Oh No No No"; organ takes centre stage blending with crooning diva vocalisations - releasing the tension of the last track into an overflow of euphoria. "What You Mean To Me" closes the EP with a slice of the super-smooth classic house that Cinthie is known for; infectious grooves and perfect lulls forming a triumphant end to the record.
A1 Cinthie - Offenbach Anthem
A2 Cinthie - 13 Steps To Heaven
B1 Cinthie - Oh No No No
B2 Cinthie - What You Mean To Me
Release Date: 30th July 2021
Swedish producer and one to watch, Fidde, joins Shall Not Fade for his debut Real Love EP. The up-and-comer has gained attention with infectious self-released singles, blending house rhythms with more complex, natural instrumentation to great effect on this vinyl only release.
Subtle echoes of birdsong swirl around a glittering house beat in "Real Love", emotive sax and keys giving a jubilant feel to the record opener that captures the feeling of the early days of romance perfectly. "Limmie" uses hand drums and dreamy guitar loops to evoke hot summer holidays; the echoes of vocals and tinges of electro intonations bring the club energy. A jazzy edge to the EP builds from "Cry", where gentle piano is drawn into focus before the pulse of the dance hits, and melting across to the B-side with "Funky Mr. Cameron" - one long groovy, explorative jazz riff with playful guitar snippets.
Dynamic percussion undulates throughout "Me Without You"; a soulful, hazey song full of romance and complete with sax solo - one for star-crossed lovers on the dancefloor. "Reminisce" serves up high energy to close out the EP, building from the swirling melody into chopped up vocals that become an unstoppable earworm - ending with another delicate touch of that 303 bassline.
A1 Fidde - Real Love
A2 Fidde - Limmie
A3 Fidde - Cry
B1 Fidde - Funky Mr. Cameron
B2 Fidde - Me Without You
B3 Fidde - Reminisce
Release Date: 2nd July 2021
Adelphi Music Factory are a collective hailing from Sheffield, here in their own words to "increase the peace". Their uplifting and addictive house, flooded with nods to the British rave sound, brings people together to dance. The collective has seen a meteoric rise in fame, gaining plaudits from global DJs and their releases repeatedly tipped by Annie Mac as the hottest records in the world.
Their debut on Shall Not Fade in August sold out, with the repress flying out. Now they're back for more; Electric Arc Furnace EP is a ferocious record, cementing Adelphi Music Factory as a northern powerhouse. Like their other releases, Electric Arc Furnace is all about fuelling the dance. "Jive Turkey" kicks off the EP with truly monstrous percussion, pausing only for a euphoric sax solo reprieve, making it perfect summer day party gear.
"Rejoice With Me (I Need You)" is a gospel heater; bouncing beat and strings underpinning textbook praise break vocal tackle, epitomising what Adelphi Music Factory are about - hands-in-the-air house music. Closing out the EP, "Sample Seduction" is awash with second summer of love hardcore vibes simmering over a thumping four four groove. Classic vocal sampledge brings the record to a crescendo, evoking memories of the sweatiest rave you've ever been to.
A1 Adelphi Music Factory - Jive Turkey
B1 Adelphi Music Factory - Rejoice With Me (I Need You)
B2 Adelphi Music Factory - Sample Seduction
Available: 11th June 2021
Laurence Guy returns to Shall Not Fade with the feel good ‘Your Good Times Will Come’ EP.
Laurence follows up the 2020 ‘The Sun Is Warm And Directly Above You’ EP with another cut of pure happiness and good vibes. This four tracker delivers the exact message that’s portrayed in the title, positivity, faith and the ability to change a persons mood. Laurence's use of graceful chopping and cutting, blended with some of his more down tempo style productions creates a real treat of a record.
a1. Laurence Guy - Your Good Times Will Come
a2. Laurence Guy - Experience Health
b1. Laurence Guy - The Spirit
b2. Laurence Guy - Dreamer