AD Bourke - Prelude EP (FFOLD001)

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    “Whouuu this is great... Musical, inventive, twisted , moody and very funky, it has it all. Very VERY promising. Can't wait to hear future releases.” - Laurent Garnier

    "Nice one, Astral is amazing" - Jimmy Edgar

    “A cut above the rest. 9/10” - DJ MAG Italy

    “It is rare to come across an EP that combines synth, airy vibes and boogie... nice first release on the label.” Lefto

    “The Prelude EP is wicked! Very beautiful.” - Ashley Beedle

    "Wow! Listening now and I'm blown away. Such depth, musicality and beauty on all these tracks.” - Jimpster

    “RBMA grad AD Bourke serves up some highly danceable choons on this new release for Five Fold Records” - Red Bull Music Academy

    “Dope Release” - Alex Nut

    “Great sounding tracks, trippty and cosmic, so amazing!” - Morphosis

    “I love this! Old school vibes with a modern twist!” DJ Maestro

    AD Bourke has been a favorite since I first heard him on Domu's TrebelO label in 2008. Always bringing quality cosmic sounds! The Prelude EP is dope as ever." - Opolopo

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AD Bourke's 'Prelude EP' is the very definition of its naming, an introduction masterfully encapsulating the musical ethos of the label. After a string of wonky-post-Dilla-future-funk vinyl releases on Citinite, Scenario and Basic Rhythm (Space Dimension Controller's label), the four cuts here see AD evolving as a producer focusing on more lush synth melodies while notching up the tempo to deep house and disco grooves.

'Prelude' opens with a galactic juggernaut of funked out synth riffing layered atop a phenomenal slap bass foundation, re-introducing AD's sonic palette with aplomb. From lush beds of deep swelling pads and meandering arpeggio sprinkles, the interplay between the bass groove and the squelchy synth lines evolve through the second half of the track delivering a stellar disco house workout.

'Astral' deepens the proceedings, shifting through electro influenced drum sequences replete with jittering bass and pad stabs counterpointing AD's adept key runs, a funk fusion soundtrack to sun rise on moon base 4.

'Equinox' takes to interstellar flight with a warm and robust 4X4 kick, filtered hats and a stuttering low end eventually giving way to a intense display of the artist's cosmic synth mastery, a procession of cascading waveform showers made of pure starlight propel our journey ever deeper.

'A Night In Almeria' winds down our first offering with an aural snap shot of more earthly wares. A detuned piano recorded live to the sounds of crickets in the nearby fields, we end on our return to terra firma.


released November 25, 2013


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Welcome to Five Fold, a new imprint founded on the principle of releasing quality dance music free from genre and tempo constraints. Mimicking the subtle variance through repetition expressed in the aperiodic nature of five-fold symmetries, our releases will explore the constantly shifting rhythms and sounds of the dancefloor continuum, a study in motion that never quite repeats. ... more

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