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NA Nguzu - 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.

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Kingdom - Vertical XL
May 28, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Bank Head ft. Kelela
  2. Zip Line
  3. Corpse
  4. OG Master
  5. Viper Lash
  6. Takedown Notice
  7. Viper XL

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

Vinyl 12″:
[US] Fade to Mind Shop / [UK] Rubadub

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.”

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Fade to Mind ∞ Night Slugs @ SXSW

MOCAtv Presents:

*After Hours* Party @ SXSW 2013

Saturday Night March 16 // Midnight-6 AM
Buy Advance Tickets & RSVP »

Special B2B sets from the entire
Night Slugs & Fade to Mind rosters
+ Secret guest appearances!

BOK BOK // KINGDOM // L-VIS 1990 // NGUZUNGUZU // MIKEQ // GIRL UNIT
// FATIMA AL QADIRI // PRINCE WILLIAM // KELELA // TOTAL FREEDOM //
RIZZLA // MASSACOORAMAAN


Also @ Official SXSW Showcases:

Friday March 15 / 8pm – 2am
THE MADISON 307 W 5TH ST, AUSTIN
RSVP »

Saturday March 16 / 8pm – 2am
EASY TIGER 709 E 6TH ST, AUSTIN
RSVP »

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Bok Bok Mix
March 13, 2013

Tracklist

  1. (unknown) - (unknown) [Night Slugs Club Constructions]
  2. Divoli S'vere - What I Want Ha (Ckunt Diet Remix Instrumental) [Qween Beat]
  3. Bok & Trago - Work This Pussy [Night Voyage]
  4. Jam City - (Unknown) [Night Slugs Club Constructions]
  5. Divoli S'vere - Giddy up Ha [Qween Beat]
  6. L-Vis 1990 - Ballad 4D Vip [Night Slugs]
  7. Rushmore - Couture [Trax Couture]
  8. DJ Sliink - Follow the Leader
  9. Bok & Trago - Hole Driller [Night Voyage]
  10. DJ Sliink & Mikeq - Werk'd It [Fade to Mind]
  11. Kowton - F U All the Time Bootleg
  12. Jeremih / Joe / Wiley - (Akito Bootleg)
  13. Jam City - How We Relate to the Body (Helix Bootleg) [Night Slugs]
  14. Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf - For the Women
  15. Ikonika - Backhand Winners [Hyperdub]
  16. Dat Oven - Icy Lake (L-Vis 1990 Refix 1) [Night Slugs / Fade to Mind]
  17. Bok Bok - Mjt (Lol Gurlz Black Nail Polish Bootleg) [Night Slugs]
  18. Kingdom Ft Kelela - Bank Head [Fade to Mind]
  19. Jam City - Love Is Real (Mokona Bootleg) [Night Slugs]
  20. 151 Feva Gang - Shaking My Dreads
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MikeQ, Rizzla - FadeFM February 9, 2013 [135min Live Set]
February 9, 2013

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Kingdom - VIP Edition
December 12, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Fukin Jaker
  2. Goodies Remix
  3. Okay to Dance VIP
  4. Stalker Ha (Rap Mix)
  5. Timesup VIP Dub
  6. Appetite Edit
  7. Say Yes
  8. Say Yes (Instrumental)
  9. Goodies Remix (Instrumental)

CD:
Fade to Mind / Juno / Groove Dis

Vinyl 12″:
Pre-order

A collection of original productions, reconstructions, and previously unreleased dubs & remixes. VIP EDITION will be issued on limited edition CD and 12″ vinyl only, with original cover art by Kingdom.

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Kingdom, MikeQ, Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom - FadeFM November 12, 2012 [150min Live Set]
November 12, 2012

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Fatima Al Qadiri - Desert Strike
October 23, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Ghost Raid
  2. Oil Well
  3. War Games
  4. Desert Strike
  5. Hydra

Digital:
iTunes / Juno / Boomkat

Vinyl 12″:
Redeye Records / Groove Dis

In 1992, ten year old Fatima Al Qadiri bought a copy of Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, a top-down shooter game for Sega Megadrive based on Operation Desert Storm. A year prior, Kuwait’s inhabitants had experienced the apocalyptic vision of aerial bombings, air raid sirens, and skies filled with smoke from black oil fires. Time collapsed, schools closed, Fatima and her sister, Monira, spent their entire time at play-and began an addiction to video games that lasted for several years.

Playing “Desert Strike”, a game that coldly depicts strikes on civilian and military targets was an amalgamation of actual and virtual war game realities for Al Qadiri. This EP of original works is dedicated to the synthesis of terror and child-like wonder, to the strategies of imagination and gaming, while sonically paying homage to the militaristic futurism of early grime.

With sparse, decisive percussion, Desert Strike’s 5 tracks showcase Fatima’s melodic virtuosity. Intro Ghost Raid, named after “The Ghost” F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, launches an aerial bombardment that subsides to sand-blasted lull. Oil Well’s half time, freeform progression speaks to the seductive wealth beneath the earth’s surface. The cinematic crunk of War Games and the title track Desert Strike evoke virtual military action, the sound of toy drones seeking recursive targets. Lush and sparse Hydra reminds us of a vast, toxic horizon revived by streams of liquid life.