1 x black 12" vinyl with screen printed Shall Not Fade sleeve, inner white disco bag and colour printed centre stickers.
Marcel Vogel has cultivated a reputation for smooth, consistent and infectious Detroit-influenced dance music with attitude. The Amsterdam-based polymath blends live instrumentation and samples into groove-heavy beats, releasing across many popular labels while also running two of his own and touring across continents.
Having teamed up last year with Dutch producer and key-player Tim Jules for the raw single ‘Take Me Back’, the two return with a fresh pressing on Shall Not Fade showing off their authentic soulful sound. Each track features a different vocalist, each bringing their own skill to the fore; in the title track, Alessandre’s honey-sweet and porcelain-smooth vocal caress the playful keys for an instant earworm. ‘This is When I Leave’ strips the sound right down until only the drum, like a heartbeat, and Khadija’s wistful vocals remain, making for an intimate experience. The B-side focuses on high-intensity instrumentals put together by Vogel and Jules: a breathless funk and rhythm workout begins in ‘Why Don’t You Leave Me’ with Hector Wijnbergen’s infectious, powerful words taking centre stage. This headsy beat continues in ‘Like a Fish In The Water’, LYMA’s crooning subtly making an entrance and complemented by delicate guitar lines, building to a crescendo.