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.
Real Love EP drops July 30th via Shall Not Fade.
released July 30, 2021
Production by: Fidde
Artwork by: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO