Fade has weathered an incredibly tough 2014 in his native Ukraine to assemble a compilation of startling variety, check the array of collabs alone: Fade with Abiotic, with Axon, Fathom, Nitri, Dess, Heavy1… the man never stops, let alone sleeps!
Hi Fade how you doing?
Hello Damian, glad to speak with you again. All going fine here, except war on the east side of the country.
I hear that you’ve been busy as ever and that you’ve been touring too?
Yes, was amazing time. I had gigs in Prague, Brno, Saarbrucken, Berlin and Istanbul. I met a lot interesting people… so much fun from playing in different cities and countries.
You’re a very accomplished producer but the notion of a compilation from you seems new: when did the collaboration album idea come about?
Actually I thought about that about a year ago… Finally the tunes were all done so it was time to release it. It’s one of most long-time cooked dish in Faded Music kitchen.
OK, continuing the food theme, I’m gonna pick some random tunes from this smörgåsbord…
‘Pursuit’. That is filthy.
It’s full of energy, perfect choice for the dancefloor.
‘Days of Mayhem’… oh my DAYS! Ugly tune alert.
More experimental vibe in this one: the guys from NotioN have done an amazing job with the bassline.
The tune with Nitri ‘Always By Your Side’, how did you come to work together?
I always liked his music so at some point I offered him work together on some music, here is the result. I am pretty sure that this track is not the last for us.
‘Banshee’ with Abiotic: maybe my fave, it’s so ugly and industrial!
When I am listening to this track, it reminds me my trip to Berlin.
‘Four Elements’… love the flow of this, just cannot stop moving to it. And who is Fathom?
Check out the link here for more…
Overall, is it fun to collaborate with people? What do you learn about yourself?
Usually I prefer to working solo. But collaborating with some interesting people is always fun, & the result is always unpredictable.
Have you progressed as an artist yourself over time? In what way?
Yes I am really happy about my new works and their quality. I think you will hear some of them until end of year.
Thanks for a great Collaboration album sir and maybe you’ll get to the UK?
Glad that you like it mate. Yes hopefully this winter I’ll have UK minitour and all support is most welcome!