Fono - NRG (feat. Durante)
Following on from his debut hit Real Joy, which was heavily supported by the likes of Annie Mac, Todd Edwards and Zane Lowe, and the impeccable follow up Everybody Knows, Brighton producer Fono is releasing his debut 5-track EP ‘Kinetic’ on Polydor Records.
Opening track CLOUD 9 provides a smooth introduction to the EP with reverb’ed female vocals from Australian singer, E^ST whose vocals float on top of modulating piano melodies and house beats, with Fono’s signature synth sounds later entering the track. The more up-tempo Feet On The Ground is armed with bouncy synth chords, club-facing beats and soaring female vocals, playing true testament to the EP’s title.
Levitate is an amalgamation of catchy hi-hats, booming bass lines and jumpy synth melodies, whilst NRG (ft. Durante) is punctuated by buzzy synth chords which compliment the pitched down vocals and drive the track as the infectious synth hooks push it over the edge into a plethora of infectious club grooves. Providing a polished finale to the EP, final track Light Up features the male vocals of D/C whose smooth vocals provide the perfect counterpoint to the low-end grooves.
Fono’s precise and forward thinking approach to house music has already landed him in the good graces of a diverse dance music elite, following his global smash Real Joy and his follow up Everybody Knows feat. Anna Straker. Fono has also provided remixes for the likes of Duke Dumont, Major Lazer and Years and Years.
Having forged his love of dance music as a club promoter through his teens in Brighton, UK, Fono continues his commitment to the electronic scene by curating his own UK club night, aptly named For The Future. The first of which kicked off in Brighton, with sets from the cream of young UK producing talent including Salute, Karma Kid, Lxury and Fono himself.
With a fast growing fan base, along with support from dance music taste makers such as Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Calvin Harris, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo, and MistaJam and with his seemingly relentless stream of solid musical offerings, Fono’s Kinetic EP should further bolster his reputation as one of the UK’s finest emerging electronic artists.
Kinetic EP Tracklist
CLOUD 9 (Ft. E^ST)
Feet On The Ground
NRG (Ft. Durante)
Light Up (Ft. D/C)