Release Date: 28th January 2022
When Fred sent me the demos for his first release I remember being compelled to shut off all the lights and listen to them in complete darkness at full volume. I’m not sure why his music makes me want to do that but when he sent me this next batch I found myself needing to repeat the same process.
Who You Would Have Been goes down in history as the track that I have listened to the most out of any song on the labels. I am impelled over and over to return to this track, turn the volume up in my headphones, close my eyes and tuck into the experience. I think it is because it manages to accomplish something which I so rarely hear done effectively in dance floor music and that is to imbue it with a real sense of emotion. I know you always read interviews where producers talk about how their latest album was inspired by their latest break up or parent’s divorce but to be honest I can almost never hear that in the music. That could be just my own way of listening for sure but one thing I can say for certain is that I personally can very much hear the feeling in this track and I just love it because of that.
I’m not going to write an entire essay on each track as I doubt anyone is interested in that. I will just say that my love for this EP stretches far beyond the first track. There is wide breadth of sound and feeling explored throughout and it is an EP that will be loved and adored not only on the dance floor but also when listening on your own.
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you weirdos.
All four tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight…
a1. Fred Quest – Who You Would Have Been
a2. Fred Quest – Only On The Condition You Call Me Esteban
b1. Fred Quest – Testing 1 2 3
b2. Fred Quest – How To Keep
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