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Kingdom/VERTICAL XL 12"

Kingdom/VERTICAL XL 12"
Groove Dis Exclusive. His 5th EP, the 4 tracks on the vinyl version connect recent developments in his work with seminal darker influences, steeped in elements of grime, jungle, and R&B. FADE TO MIND's KELELA lends her vocals on "BANK HEAD" to complete his new vision of R&B. Includes "CORPSE", "OG MASTER", & "VIPER XL". (FADE TO MIND)

Featured on Pitchfork.com (twice!)

"Fade to Mind boss and New York native Kingdom has a new EP on the way called Vertical XL (due May 28) and the first single very much lives up to the "XL" tag. It’s an update to the track he contributed to the recent Night Slugs Allstars Volume 2 compilation and features LA vocalist Kelela (who you might recognize from her back-flipping range lent to Teengirl Fantasy’s “EFX” last year) out-singing the original version’s chipmunk chops.

Against Kingdom’s clipped club beats-- plaintive tones sliced by skittering drum rolls-- Kelela is given free reign. Emotionally, she dances from wistful to teasing to sheer release on climatic central lyric, “And I need to let it out.” Alliteration aside, Kingdom and Kelela make a perfect match on “Bank Head”, providing further proof of the dancefloor’s knack for throwing up new pop shapes." -By Ruth Saxelby. March 28, 2013 Pitchfork.com


"The first single from Kingdom's forthcoming Vertical XL EP, the Kelela-featuring "Bank Head", suggested that the NYC producer was heading in a new direction, one that leaned more towards pure pop and R&B forms. While we wait to hear the rest of the release, the second single from Vertical XL, "Corpse", showcases Kingdom's business-as-usual flair for gnarled, mind-wrecking beatcraft, with textures that are reminiscent of those that fellow Night Slugs affiliate Jam City utilized on last year's beguiling Classical Curves. The Vertical XL EP is out on May 28 via Fade to Mind." - By Larry Fitzmaurice, May 6, 2013 Pitchfork.com


Catalog # FADE006 9
Weight 0.50 lbs
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