Fracture x Sam Binga x Rider Shafique – FDGD
Label owner Fracture, fresh from landmark release ‘Loving Touch’ on Exit Records, and Sam Binga, of ‘AYO’ and ‘Lef Dem’ fame, team up to present FDGD, three alternative takes on minimal sub-led Dancehall at the higher end of the tempo range. All three riddims are vocalled by Rider Shafique, a key member of Bristol’s Young Echo collective, who deviates from his trademark conscious lyrical content, choosing instead to roll out some of that dutty slackness in the finest traditions of Yellowman and Shabba Ranks.
Alongside this heavy pressure, man of the moment Logos (known for his collaborations with Mumdance and groundbreaking releases on Keysound Recordings) provides a next-level ‘devil mix’, taking inspiration from classic Eski and Grime but travelling far beyond that starting point to end floating, in beatless hyper-space.
As ever, Astrophonica team up with Utile Creative to bring hand finished, magenta rubber stamped artwork to the limited edition vinyl sleeves.
Early support from Toddla T (BBC Radio 1), Brackles (Rinse FM), Murlo, Machinedrum, Smutlee, Breakage, Chimpo and The Two Bears, amongst others.