Fredfades channels breaks & bass on ‘My Heart Is On The Edge’ ft Kristian Hamilton
Acclaimed Oslo-based DJ, producer and musician, Fredfades is pleased to announce a brand new track with the arrival of ‘My Heart Is On The Edge’ ft Kristian Hamilton, lifted from the upcoming album ‘Caviar’ due this summer through cult Norwegian label Mutual Intentions.
A fascinating and exhilarating blend of cross-genre club sounds, with a sly nod towards pop and soul, ‘My Heart Is On The Edge’ charts the Nordic beat maker’s musical evolution, sounding fresh, fearless and ambitious.
“The very first rough draft of this one was made while me and Mitchell were jamming a few years ago. It first resulted in a kinda disco-ish track, which I later revisited and made more housey, before I handed it to Bendik HK who took the drums in a direction towards IDM. However, it kinda lacked a thump afterwards so I revisited and reworked the drums another time, remixed it and rearranged it in a way that goes back and forth between a steady four to the floor pattern and the IDM thing. The vocals you hear on the song features the lovely voice of Kristian Hamilton. A super talented singer from the states which has previously contributed on projects from artists like Giggs, Theophilus London & Tom Trago.”Fredfades says:
Fredfades is finally ready with his second album as a solo artist. The producer and DJ has remained active as a musician ever since his debut single in 2008. Since he released his debut solo album ‘Warmth’ six years ago he’s been diving into a bunch of different genres and crossing musical landscapes such as ambient, hip-hop and house, which has led to releases and productions across labels like his own Mutual Intentions imprint, as well as bigger labels like Stones Throw, Fresh Selects and Jakarta Records. This sonic voyage has resulted in ‘Caviar’ – an album that tells the story of a producer who’s ready to let go of his youthful love and indulge himself to electronic music.
Fredfades name is more often seen on foreign club posters than back home in Norway. This has coloured the musical expression of the Oslo-born multi-artist, and on ‘Caviar’ he is gathering inspiration from every corner of the world where he has travelled. You can clearly hear the inspirations from the sounds of Rome, Manchester, South Africa, Detroit, New York, Berlin, Paris and the Balearic Ocean, which are all well-represented throughout the album’s eight tracks. If you close your eyes and put your ears close to the speakers you will hear loons, running water, African percussion instruments, roaring saxophones, bit-crushed samples, moaning women, TB 303s, bottom-heavy basslines and recordings of whales communicating at the bottom of the ocean. Everything is seamlessly put together for Fredfades’ own sonic worldview. The album features a bunch of talented friends of Fred, such as producer and DJ Telephones or vocalists MoRuf and Kristian Hamilton.
Despite being known as more of a progressive and edgy DJ that hunts down a lot of indie and private press electronic music, Fredfades has cultivated a more elegant and controversial output in his own music. His progressions often consist of dwelling jazz chords from electric pianos or mellow sub-filtered synth patches that creates space where he can unleash rowdy basslines, rhythm sections and leads just as confident and captivating as the man himself. On the jazzy ‘Tenerife 1994’ you can hear a tribute to one of Fred’s greatest heroes in music: Pharoah Sanders, while on ‘My Heart Is On The Edge’ and ‘Summer of Love’ the energy and euphoria is boiling over and directs your mind towards the summer raves which Fredfades is known to throw down in Oslo.
On the LP covers backside Fredfades is posing with a Korg Wavestation in front of the block where he grew up in the suburbs outside Oslo, while the front cover is showing an airbrushed illustration of Caviar from Sturgeon – ‘From block to Beluga’. The black vinyl contains magic grooves created by an electronic musical convertite, with the power to transport the listener from a perpetual winter to the 90s warm dance floors and the ‘Second Summer of Love’.