LA’s Fade to Mind unveils the new deluxe edition of Infrared – a collaborative project from rising r&b star Dawn Richard and highly respected producer Kingdom. Alongside the EP’s original four tracks come ten new remixes from Fade to Mind regulars and extended family; Rizzla, Ikonika (Hyperdub), Helix (Night Slugs), Divoli S’vere and more – available on vinyl and CD for the first time.
From the pulsating bass and teasing breakbeats of “HONEST” to the dystopian shimmer of “How I Get It” these records inhabit a complex emotive realm that only Dawn Richard could pilot. A songwriter in her own right, she rarely collaborates with others, making Infrared a special example of a chemistry that drew Fade and her together. Produced entirely by Kingdom with co-writing and lyrics by Prince Will (who also worked closely writing CUT 4 ME with Kelela), Infrared is the latest electronic communication from the Fade To Mind world, home to mind-stretching releases by Rizzla, MikeQ, Fatima Al Qadiri and Nguzunguzu.
Dawn Richard is one of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters since her emergence in 2004. Now a solo artist, she continues to cultivate a vision of her own, positioning her as a powerhouse force straddling genres. Her breakout album Blackheart was ranked as one of 2015’s best by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vogue, FACT, LA Times, Spin, Rap Up and many more.
L.A.-based producer Kingdom has built considerable influence with both his discography and the output from his Fade to Mind imprint. He first began to make a name for himself in New York City via a series of mixtapes and club nights; eschewing traditional genre limitations while adeptly combining elements of grime, house, and underground club music with currents of hip-hop and R&B, developing a hybridized and potent strain of dance music. After a series of international tours and critically acclaimed EPs on Fool’s Gold and Night Slugs he founded Fade to Mind in 2010, and soon after garnered heavy attention for his work on Kelela’s CUT 4 ME and its breakout single “Bank Head”. His unique approach has led to explosive collaborations with artists such as Nguzunguzu, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment), and Syd Tha Kid (The Internet).