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Rizzla - Burning Boat
June 23, 2016

Horror vacui. I can’t fall asleep anymore. We should have burned the boats.

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Dawn Richard - Infrared
May 6, 2016

Tracklist

  1. Honest
  2. How I Get It
  3. Paint It Blue
  4. Baptize

Digital:
iTunes

The 4-track project is the result of the meeting of Dawn and the Fade to Mind team. They recently shared the lead single “HONEST,” a sultry, boundary-less blend of jungle and R&B.

The EP expands on the themes of love and independence over a hi-definition musical landscape. From the pulsating bass and teasing breakbeats of “HONEST” to the dystopian shimmer of “How I Get It” these records inhabit a complex, emotive realm that only D∆WN could pilot. A songwriter in her own right, she rarely collaborates with others, making Infrared a special example of a chemistry that drew Fade and her together. Produced entirely by Kingdom with co-writing and lyrics by Prince Will (who also worked closely writing CUT 4 ME with Kelela), Infrared is the latest electronic communication from the Fade to Mind world.

Photo by James W Mataitis Bailey

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Kingdom - Shox
March 25, 2016

Tracklist

  1. Shox
  2. Punished

Digital:
Bleep / Boomkat / iTunes

After a year focused on vocal collaborations and curating his Fade to Mind imprint, Kingdom returns with Shox, a two track instrumental EP, and the first element in a wave of new Kingdom material set to debut this year. Two delicately brutal tracks that are equally at home in the club or as the soundtrack to late-night off-road drives. While working on his forthcoming debut album set to be released later this year, Kingdom dove deeper into emotional instrumental territories, sonics he developed while working alongside vocalists and songwriters like Sza, Kelela, and Dawn Richard, as well as through collaboration with Prince William and Bok Bok. With a unique approach to blending R&B and club music, Kingdom’s maturation as a composer continues down the path he blazed with his last release, Vertical XL (2013).

Shox is a crystalline club track that embraces an otherworldly industrial aesthetic, a devastating half-time beat driven by horns and hydraulic drums. Punished embodies the rap-club aesthetic Kingdom pioneered in his early dj sets and seminal mixtapes, allowing intricate percussion work to find its voice on top of the heavy bass, embodying a night of hedonism and the resulting physical punishment of waking life the next day. Both tracks merge influences ranging from ATL rap to first-wave R&Grime, held together by Kingdom’s signature sound design and flourish for mystical club music.

Photo by James W Mataitis Bailey

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NA - Cellar
March 2, 2016

Tracklist

  1. Cellar Theme
  2. Brass Claim
  3. Menace
  4. Definite Sentence
  5. NA in a Mood

Digital:
Bleep / iTunes

12-inch Vinyl:
FTM Webstore

Cellar, the second solo EP from NA (Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu) on Fade to Mind, is a kinetic and brooding journey through the ominous side of club music, a personal vision of dystopia and angst. With 5 tracks that showcase NA’s wide-ranging musical influences, the record provides a personal manifesto for Pineda’s vision of club music for darker times. Texturally, all tracks on Cellar are drawn together by aggressive metallic manipulations, crisp percussion and devastating low-end. Highlighting NA’s technical skills as a producer, there is a careful balance between distortion and direct sound, resulting in highly atmospheric yet club-ready experiments.

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Rizzla - Iron Cages
September 25, 2015

Tracklist

  1. Iron Cages ft. Odile Myrtil
  2. Fucking Fascist
  3. Airlock
  4. Twitch Queen
  5. Black Jacobins

Digital:
iTunes / Bleep

12″ Vinyl:
Fade to Mind Shop / Bleep

Rizzla’s debut EP, Iron Cages, is heavily influenced by his obsessive explorations into ragga, soca, dembow, bubbling and hardstyle – all laced with the signature sinister laughs and masochistic moaning of his early bootlegs. Title track “Iron Cages” features Daniel Aged of Inc. on guitars and Montreal­-based singer and producer Odile Myrtil delivering vocals.

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Kelela - CUT 4 Me Deluxe Edition
April 6, 2015

Digital:
iTunes / Bleep / Amoeba

Vinyl 3×LP:
Bleep / Amoeba

2xCD:
Bleep / Amoeba

Kelela – Cut 4 Me – DELUXE
Original album + 9 remixes
Out April 6th 2015 on triple gatefold vinyl, CD, and Digital

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DJ Sliink, MikeQ - Mind to Mind I
April 21, 2014

Tracklist

  1. The Bitch ft. Miss Jay
  2. Werk'd It

Digital:
iTunes

Vinyl 12″:
Fade to Mind Shop / Boomkat

MIND TO MIND: MIKEQ & DJ SLIINK, the first in Fade to Mind’s new collaboration-based release series, brings together two of New Jersey’s living legends, Ballroom innovator MikeQ and Club god DJ Sliink. The two producers first connected in 2011, leading to Sliink’s remix of MikeQ’s The Ha Dub Rewerk’d. This new collaborative release picks up from where MikeQ’s last Fade to Mind EP left off, blending elements of ballroom and jersey into two vicious tracks equally at home on the runway or at a rave. The Bitch spins Miss Jay’s classic vocals into an acid frenzy, while Werk’d It is propelled by dramatic chops and frenzied stabs that screams feminine destruction on the dancefloor.

In MikeQ’s own words, “Both tracks have Jersey Club And Ballroom Elements, and come from deep within both scenes.” Trading versions back and forth, MikeQ and Sliink found a shared language, adding their own touches to connect both styles into a release that looks to the future of both genres and celebrates the creative explosion of club production coming out of New Jersey today.

DJ SUPPORT from: Benji B, Brodinski, Kode 9, Boys Noize, Been Trill, Kingdom, Bok Bok, and more.

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Nguzunguzu - Skycell
November 19, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Foam Feathers
  2. Harp Bell
  3. Vision of Completion
  4. Break In
  5. Tumultuous
  6. Mecha
  7. Skycell

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

Vinyl 12″:
Pre-Order

The dynamic L.A. duo of Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda return with their second EP for Fade to Mind. Fresh off the release of NA’s solo debut Xtreme Tremble and three standout productions on Kelela’s CUT 4 ME mixtape, NGUZUNGUZU deliver a collection of seven bio-mechanically engineered heavy-hitting club experiments.

Enter the paranoid universe of Skycell; a game you don’t know your playing, a hostile environment where your mind takes a vacation, but your body is in a cage. The songs of Skycell are built from air bursts, glimmering chimes, sunken bass, metallic scrapes, and industrial crashes. As the tension looms you begin to realize you are in an elevated jail cell with no bars, where your only escape is to free fall to your demise.

Cinematic intro “Foam Feathers” is a deceivingly innocent elevator ride to the top of the skycell, followed by “Harp Bell”’s insistent claps, galloping kicks, and hypnotic chimes. “Break In” also uses the combination of deep 808 kicks and an ominous bell melody set off by high energy hi hats. “Tumultuous” and “Mecha” fill out the B-side of the EP with grimey mechanical percussion and densely layered samples over club kicks.


Release Party
November 8
Secret Warehouse Location, L.A.
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Kelela - CUT 4 Me
October 1, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Guns & Synths [Prod. Bok Bok, Napolian, Tariq & Garfield]
  2. Enemy [Prod. Nguzunguzu]
  3. Floor Show [Prod. Girl Unit]
  4. Do It Again [Prod. NA]
  5. Go All Night (Let Me Roll) [Prod. Morri$]
  6. Bank Head (Extended) [Prod. Kingdom]
  7. Cut 4 Me [Prod. Kingdom]
  8. Keep It Cool [Prod. Jam City]
  9. Send Me Out [Prod. Kingdom]
  10. Go All Night (Let it Burn) [Prod. Morri$]
  11. Something Else [Prod. Nguzunguzu]
  12. Cherry Coffee [Prod. Jam City]

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

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NA - Xtreme Tremble
September 3, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Xtreme Tremble
  2. Flute Gasp
  3. B Storm

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

12″ Vinyl:
US pre-order / UK pre-order / Boomkat

The music world has come to celebrate NGUZUNGUZU for their evocatively singular productions, but before the release of their Skycell EP on Fade to Mind later this fall, NA (aka Daniel Pineda aka 1/2 of Nguzunguzu) sets the stage with his solo debut XTREME TREMBLE, a trilogy of pared-down, hard-hitting, sub-testing club tracks built to annihilate.