Shall Not Fade make a very warm welcome to the original tropical cyber-punk, Ruf Dug. The Manchester veteran joins the label for it’s 51st release, 4 tracks brimming with Ruf Dug’s wigged out, balearic energy, one of which is a gorgeous remix from the unstoppable, Shanti Celeste. With a sound that’s hard to pigeon-hole, his role as vibe purveyor is impossible to deny. Over a decade of producing as Ruf Dug, aside from releasing on his own sought-after Ruf Kutz imprint, he’s graced Unknown To The Unknown, Rhythm Section and Music For Dreams, and many more esteemed labels with his midas touch.
‘Addicted’ is a feel-good bubbler – sun-soaked keys, bubbly synth and velvet vocals from the talented vocalist Danielle Moore mixed with a tinge of Ruf Dug’s love for retro sounds glimmering through Peach Disc’s boss and party-starter Shanti Celeste gives ‘Addicted’ a glistening euphoric rework; pacey, wigged out and a bunch of fun – a sound with which she is synonymous. Next up, ‘Manc Sunset’ is a stripped back broken beat number – ravey notions meet dream house vibes. Bringing ‘Manc Sunset’ EP to a close, ‘Lo-Fi Roller’ is a brain-melter – bugged-out vox and kickin’ beat summon that deep in the dance tingling feeling, one to get lost in!