Since debuting in 2016 with an EP from the mighty Mall Grab, Bristol label Shall Not Fade have become a rising force in UK club culture. Building a close community of artist friends in its three years of existence, the vinyl only imprint run by Kieran Williams counts Steve Murphy, DJ Octopus, Steven Be Calm, Contours, Lake Haze, and TRP as regular contributors.
Fresh off the release of their double-vinyl (and first) compilation LP, 3 Years Of Service, the label round off a busy year with a brand new record from Shall Not Fade regular Contours. The project of Manchester musician, producer and DJ Tom Burford, his ‘North West’ EP offers three original tracks that continue to explore jazz’s space within the dancefloor, as lush grooves and energetic rhythms float throughout the record.
Also managing to bag one of his favourite producers for a contribution, the broken beat maestro that is Kaidi Tatham is left to run wild on title track ‘North West’, adding an extra layer of astral harmonics and turning the heat up just ever so slightly. Listen in full below.
Contours’ North West EP is out December 9 on Shall Not Fade.
Buy it here.