Premiere: Steph – Alone

Alone embodies the thrill of a driving at top speed on a dual carriageway, wide open roads and sweet solidarity.


Words by: Natalie /

Shall Not Fade is a brand new Bristol based label. Strictly vinyl only for the heads, their first release is set to come from BMW treadin', Ashanti refixin' Australian producer Mall Grab.

Before all that makes a storm in your internet teacup, as an introduction to Shall Not Fade and a pre-cursor to the first full 12" expected on November 15th, the new-born label have released a compilation-slash-artist sampler to tantilize a few tastebuds and set the wheels in motion. Playing host to future label-mates Mall Grab, Space Afrika, Steph, Mavora and more, the sampler is nothing short of spectacular (a word I don't often utlise). We selected Steph's addition especially for a premiere, mainly because Alone makes me wanna shave my lower right arm and get an eagle tattooed on it, just so I could stick it out of the window when I'm night-driving in my (imaginary) Escalade. On hearing you can almost imagine the thrill of a dual carriageway, Newport Pagnell services, that open road and sweet solidarity. Chug, chug, chug. 

Bonus pointer: all money generated from the sampler will be donated to Red Cross in aid of the Syrian Migrant Crisis. The sampler features eight producers from various countries around the world; including Australia, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Russia & the UK.

Shall Not Fade's artist sampler is available now on Bandcamp (buy).

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