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Cold & Rain

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    Limited Edition handmade T-Shirts. Cold & Rain design in High quality print on white 100% cotton heavyweight Gildan Premium T-shirts. Limited to 50 Shirts. Designed by UTILE

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cold & Rain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Bundle #2 // 12" Vinyl + T-shirt Bundle
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g Black vinyl pressing, black inners in Astrophonica House bag, premium reverse board 3mm spined sleeve. Vinyl mastered and cut by Lewis at Star Delta. Created from Risograph print processes by UTILE.

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    Limited Edition handmade T-Shirts. Cold & Rain design in High quality print on white 100% cotton heavyweight Gildan Premium T-shirts. Designed by UTILE

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  • Bundle #3 // 12" Vinyl LP + A3 Risograph Print Poster
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g Black vinyl pressing, black inners in Astrophonica House bag, premium reverse board 3mm spined sleeve. Vinyl mastered and cut by Lewis at Star Delta. Created from Risograph print processes by UTILE.

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    A3 poster. Risograph print on GF Smith Munken 170gsm with hand stamped Astrophonica logo. Designed by UTILE. Printed by 12 — B.

    (NB Poster is shipped in additional protective poster tubing)

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  • Limited Edition A3 Risograph Print Poster
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A3 Cold & Rain poster. Risograph print on GF Smith Munken 170gsm with hand stamped astrophonica logo. Limited edition of 20. Designed by UTILE. Printed by 12 — B.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cold & Rain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Bundle #1 // 12" Vinyl + T-Shirt + A3 Risograph Print Poster
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g Black vinyl pressing, black inners in Astrophonica House bag, premium reverse board 3mm spined sleeve. Vinyl mastered and cut by Lewis at Star Delta. Created from Risograph print processes by UTILE.

    +

    Limited Edition handmade T-Shirts. Cold & Rain design in High quality print on white 100% cotton heavyweight Gildan Premium T-shirts. Designed by UTILE

    +

    A3 poster. Risograph print on GF Smith Munken 170gsm with hand stamped Astrophonica logo. Designed by UTILE. Printed by 12 — B.

    (NB Poster is shipped in additional protective poster tubing)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cold & Rain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g Black vinyl pressing, black inners in Astrophonica House bag, premium reverse board 3mm spined sleeve. Vinyl mastered and cut by Lewis at Star Delta. Design by Utile.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cold & Rain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Released: 4th August 2017

www.astrophonica.co.uk


Following on from the success of the first Astrophonica compilation, the Mixmag album of the month-rated Gradients, label head Fracture delivers the action-packed Cold & Rain EP. This is Fracture’s first solo EP on Astrophonica and it’s been worth the wait with four tracks showcasing the Londoner’s creative energy and attention to detail. As ever, the release comes packaged with artwork from Utile Creative.

The EP is propelled by the title track, built around an irresistible vocal sample from featured artist Inaya Day. The original, 1997’s ‘Hold Your Head Up High’, featured Day in full house diva mode delivering a positive message. For his take Fracture hones in on a specific line, speeds it up, and chops it with trademark expertise until we’re left with something he admits feels a little more cold though no less powerful. Propelling Day’s voice forward are expertly diced breakbeats, rolling percussion, and synth stabs for a short but intense ride. Completing the A side is ‘Your Time’, a no-nonsense rollout with 2 step drums, filtered breaks, and catchy basslines playing call and answer with gnarly melodies. You can’t put it better than the sample does: this is one for the junglistical massive.

The B side opens with ‘On My Mind’ another fun, party tune at a slightly lower tempo for when those jumps between 160 and 170 are needed. The track is built around Fracture’s trademark rhythmic interplay with breaks, drum hits, vocal samples, and bassline woven together to drive dance forward. Closing matters is ‘So High’, a collaboration with Alix Perez with whom Fracture first joined forces (alongside others) for the Richie Brains project in 2016. Here the two producers blend the best of their respective approaches with half-time grooves, percussive flourishes, and contrasting melodies and vocal samples. Expect more from the pair in the future.

Cold & Rain shows Fracture at his best, pulling from over a decade of producing cutting edge dance music for labels like Metalheadz and Exit Records. After the success of 2016’s Hype Tracks EP and his work A&R-ing the next generation of Astrophonica artists — highlighted via the Gradients compilation — Fracture brings us four dancefloor tracks full of the ingenuity and enthusiasm that have made him and his label one of the most essential creative houses in the game today.

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