Only earlier this year did UK’s Shall Not Fade (soundcloud) found its sub-label Lost Palms, yet now we’re already coming up to the younger label’s fifth offering. Having previously housed EPs by Australian acts sonderr and Steven Be Calm, the label fittingly looks to sunny down-under once again for sounds to fill its PALMS005, landing on Sydney duo Anthony Fade (soundcloud).
Today, we’re presenting the EP’s B1 title track. Whilst ‘What I Need’ opens with statement, club-ready bass drums, it’s the percussive mids which really take the spotlight. Teased in the intro with flourishes of crunchy claps, they soon emerge in the foreground as a crackling, sharply-articulated pattern driving us along the track. The mellow bassline accompanies a soothing key riff which slowly matures with the track, beneath bouncy vocal punches and later, soft, continuous soulful wailing. The rest of the EP is similar in flavour, featuring catchy vocal loops and sleepy synths, together making for four warm lo-fi club jams that couldn’t fit the Lost Palms label name more perfectly.
Whilst Anthony Fade is still considered as quite a hidden gem, having made their debut on Tomahawk not even a year ago, their recent output on DJ Haus’ House Crime label and now their forthcoming PALMS005 really marks their position as formidable up-and-comers, a duo to keep both our eyes on. Anthony Fade’s What I Need EP is set for a July 14 release… you can pre-order it here!