When Jakwob released his track Blinding on his own label BoomTingRecordings a couple of months ago I was really amazed. Thinking of his previous EP The Prize I actually didn’t expect such smooth sounds when I played the song the first time. Also both remixes on the EP do justice to the original or maybe even more. The Hybrid Minds remix isn’t in the Top 10 for no reason even though the one by BCee is my personal favorite.
The logical consequence of the development started with Blinding followed only two months later when his new song Fade was played on BBC Radio 1. Starting with incredibly beautiful and touching vocals sung by Maiday accompanied by a quiet piano you are instantly captivated by the great intro. After about one minute effective drums with a striking snare come in but in opposition to many other Drum & Bass songs the atmosphere built up
in the beginning doesn’t change until the end of the song. The mood this song radiates is really unique as well as fascinating.
I’m pretty sure this one of the best songs released this year and it will be without a doubt in my Top 10 for 2013 despite the fact the year has just started.
The EP will include an instrumental as well as two remixes by Wilkinson and Etherwood, who both give the song a completely new makeover. Etherwood‘s use of samples is really similar to his remix of Right Beside You, which is unquestionable one of my favorite tracks of all time. In contrast to that one this remix by Etherwood appears much slower than the original. Besides that he replaced the acoustic sounding drums with some unusual and high sounding ones.
Two weeks after uploading the full version of Fade Jakwob also released a Club Mix which is an Electronic version including really deep vibes and a wicked percussion and a Club VIP of the song. This mix won’t be included in the EP but you can buy it here. The single also includes a VIP of Etherwood’s remix and the official video.
Long story short Jakwob‘s latest release is one of the best songs he’s ever produced. I really love the sound of the drums and the stunning vocals. Etherwood‘s remix is amazing too, even though it isn’t his best performance in comparison with some of his earlier productions. Nevertheless, it’s a great tune hardly any producer could have done better. The Wilkinson remix rounds the whole EP off and makes it really worth it to buy the whole release.
The release date for the EP is set for March 17th, and is available for pre-order on iTunes.