“If you’re a DJ you learn how to mix with decks first… I don’t care how big you are, in front of a million people, if you never touched a piece of vinyl and actually mixed that and created something with that, you’re not a DJ in my eyes. I look down on people like that,” he said.
For side A Hydro teams up with stadium dubstep producer Habstrakt, and fellow french talents War and Mateba. The result is a fine example of how to create movement in the art of groove and atmosphere.
Inspired by the Taino tribe caves in the Dominican Republic, Fade has crafted a tune that reflects cultural ceremonies and the consequential mystical experiences. From the caves to the club, this track signalises the beginning of a ritual that gives us a reason for our existence: Being in high spirits to spread the love.
“Music is a mix of work and pleasure and was always the kind of thing I wanted to do” he says. “It is tough engaging in so many avenues but with a strong vision it can work.”
This interactive exhibition visits the days of raves, dance parties and all that made Docklands a cultural destination in the 1990s.
Massive tune! (Out Nov 15th)