Welcome, welcome. If you’re just getting introduced to producer Fredfades you can thank us, and him, after this. Don’t be intimidated by the amount of overseas talent. Rather embrace it. That’s a blanket statement but damn true – here focused on Norway. I’m not there to see every ounce of art, but I can say with certainty that Fred and the whole Mutual Intentions collective/label have done an applaudable job at reach and making a dent here on the east coast.
Perhaps most notable for his highlighted and acclaimed work with Ivan Ave, Fred has been very consistent for years now. It’s easy for quality artists to slip by us, overseas or not, due to the over saturation of music and click-of-a-button era we’re in. It’s okay. In an attempt to make a long story quick, Fred is an even and respectable hybrid of hip-hop, jazz, soul and boogie rolled into a contemporary spliff. Hearing the inspiration is unavoidable and evident. After you visit his portfolio and check out his two recent leaks you’ll gather.
And we’re here with the third release titled “Some Things Don’t Change” from his forthcoming solo debut Warmth LP. The first two singles offered new vocal material from Ivan Ave, Moruf, and Chester Watson. Reeling listeners and fans who’ve been following the campaign back into the canvas, Fred offers up a short instrumental headknodder. It’s nothing too far off from his original recipe. Simple, clean boom-bap drums, until the invited and sped up drunken closing. A bit analog. Some synth. Easy on the ear and refreshing scratches by Mutual Intentions’ Sraw. And most importantly passion. The Warmth LP should be on your radar, if the three leaks haven’t convinced you already. Peace and love.
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