Kingdom, Prince William, Rizzla - Fade to Mind on RinseFM October 9, 2014 [2-hr set]
DJ Sliink, MikeQ -
Mind to Mind I
April 21, 2014
- The Bitch ft. Miss Jay
- Werk'd It
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.
November 19, 2013
- Foam Feathers
- Harp Bell
- Vision of Completion
- Break In
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.
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November 6, 2013
Logos – Seawolf (Keysound Recordings)
MikeQ – Pray to the Almighty Kelela (Fade to Mind)
NA / Massacooramaan – Venomous VS Xtreme (L-Vis 1990 Edit )
Shunji Moriwaki – Action (Double Break Drama)
Neana – Bow Kat (8 Bar)
Nguzunguzu – Mecha (Fade to Mind)
Rizzla – Trina isn’t Here For It
Massacooramaan – Dark Flow (NA Edit)
Mumdance & Logos – In Reverse PIV (Keysound)
Hysterics – Code Switch (Georgia Girls Hollow Nose Edition)
Dj Juwan – OOP
Nguzunguzu- Break In (Fade to Mind)
Helix – Whoosh Rain Dispenser (TF Rain on Me Editorial)
Kingdom – Gwen Yummy
Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Hole Driller
MikeQ – Pumps Overdose
Tai Davis – Work That Muthafucker Remake
MA – Work Bitch Edit
Kelela – Enemy (MA Ironsoul Edit)
Kelela – Go All Night ( Massacooramaan Edit)
CUT 4 Me
October 1, 2013
- Guns & Synths [Prod. Bok Bok, Napolian, Tariq & Garfield]
- Enemy [Prod. Nguzunguzu]
- Floor Show [Prod. Girl Unit]
- Do It Again [Prod. NA]
- Go All Night (Let Me Roll) [Prod. Morri$]
- Bank Head (Extended) [Prod. Kingdom]
- Cut 4 Me [Prod. Kingdom]
- Keep It Cool [Prod. Jam City]
- Send Me Out [Prod. Kingdom]
- Go All Night (Let it Burn) [Prod. Morri$]
- Something Else [Prod. Nguzunguzu]
- Cherry Coffee [Prod. Jam City]
September 3, 2013
- Xtreme Tremble
- Flute Gasp
- B Storm
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.
May 28, 2013
- Bank Head ft. Kelela
- Zip Line
- OG Master
- Viper Lash
- Takedown Notice
- Viper XL
Vertical XL is Kingdom’s 5th EP, a personal body of work made during his first years living in Los Angeles. The seven tracks chart a wide emotional terrain, connecting recent developments in Kingdom’s production with seminal darker influences. Drawing its stories from moonlit rural isolation and dissonant moments in club vortexes, Vertical XL is a definitive insight into Kingdom’s journey as an artist, steeped in elements of grime, jungle, and R&B.
On the euphoric / cathartic lead single “Bank Head” (featuring Kelela), Fade to Mind’s new vocalist Kelela completes Kingdom’s new vision of R&B, marking the first release in a series of upcoming collaborations between the two. From love to loss, the fresh romance of “Zip Line” gives way to the dark mortality of “Corpse.” The grime-influenced “Viper Lash” is designed to rattle the club, an abstract dancefloor weapon with ominous bass explosions and spattered percussion. Completing the EP are “Takedown Notice,” a slowgrinding bedroom ballad, and the anthemic build of “Viper XL.”