1 x black 12" with printed Shall Not Fade sleeve, white disco bag and colour printed centre stickers.
Needing no introduction, NYC-based Baltra rose with the lo-fi house scene and has become one of the most innovative producers to come out of it, constantly pushing for a fresh sound with use of organic vocals and cross-genre experimentation. Returning for a full record on Shall Not Fade for the first time since the hazy sounds of Rendezvous EP in 2019, Baltra’s Dreaming Of A Disco EP focuses on impeccable instrumentals and infectious melodies.
The title track carries subtle manipulated vocalisations at the core of the melody which has a touch of romance and, later, just a hint of disco strings adding an 80s shimmer that explodes to the forefront in jangling guitar riffs. By the second number, ‘Imaginary Laughter’, you know this record is party-ready - it is a slow build up of ecstasy, sugary sweet. Languid keys create a woozy atmosphere in ‘Private Paradise’, a track which is a glittering and understated anthem. EP closer ‘Sunset Jam’ holds more disco influence, channelling Donna Summer into a modern style with tight vocal percussion and 303 stabs for a genre-melting climax.