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Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E Vol. 2

Hot on the heels of a heatwave, Fredfades got in touch with High-Rise to announce Volume 2 of Ganxstas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. Prepare yourself for 80 minutes of 100% original first press vinyl boogie funk from Oslo’s finest selector. If you missed Volume 1, you are in for double the pleasure.


Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E

Long time High-Rise favourite Fredfades has turned his finely tuned ears to modern funk, disco and boogie to create Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. I feel like High-Rise might have missed the boat on posting this mix, but I’ve listened to it so many times since picking it up last month that it’s going up anyway. The perfect soundtrack for sun-drenched car journeys.

If you are keen for more, Fred made an appearance on A Downtown Affair WNYU while on a recent trip to New York. Click here for an interview and to hear him go head-to-head with residents Tackleberry and Mike McGill with a selection of boogie and modern soul.

Easter Parade 2011

It’s been a little while since the work of Oslo SP Ensemble has graced the pages of High-Rise, so FredFades’ latest Easter beattape is a welcome new arrival. Easter Parade 2011 is just under an hour and twenty minutes of the finest Fades production, with both solo beats and collaborations with members of Oslo SP Ensemble, on the SP1200 and MPC2000XL (with a little ARP Odyssey philandering thrown in for good measure). Go below to stream from SoundCloud or download and enjoy in a setting of your choosing. Click on the album cover above for a tracklist.

If you are new to FredFades and the Oslo SP Ensemble then click here, here and here as soon as possible. For more music, check out his SoundCloudblog and show on Goodshit Radio which brings you “No bling, no bullshit, no commercialized crap – just good rap”.

The October Suite

FredFades is at it again, feeding my vicious hunger for SP1200 beats with a selection he produced in October 2010. If you are familiar with Oslo SP Ensemble productions then you’ll know what the deal is. If not, you are in for a treat – nothing but the finest hip hop for your ears from some of the most talented beatsmiths around today. Once you have checked this out, be sure to familiarise yourself with the SP Shit series STAT. Listen and download below, click on the photo above for a tracklist.

FredFades – PDX2NYC Mix

More music from the Oslo connection, this time a mix from FredFades. His PDX2NYC mix contains a load of records he picked up whilst digging out in Portland and New York over the summer, a real nice blend of funk, rock and soul – definitely worth a Sunday mention. Put it on while you are making eggs.

Lots more good stuff from FredFades on his SoundCloud.

Oslo SP Ensemble

More of the best hip hop production you ever heard, this time courtesy of Oslo SP Ensemble. The SP Shit series of mixes they put out has been getting a battering up at the High-Rise over the last few weeks, so I thought I would post a few links. Oslo SP Ensemble are FredFades, DeckDaddy and John Rice, the fourth member of the team being, as the name suggests, the SP 1200. This stuff is about as good as Hip Hop production gets, so it goes without saying that you should have a listen to it immediately. Below you will Continue reading