Introducing Welsh Electronic Producer
New Single “Fido” Due January 20th via Rose Parade Recording Co
New EP ‘Fidofridafaunaflora’ due March 5th
Fido is the brand new single from Welsh techno newcomer SHREDDIES out January 20th via Cardiff label Rose Parade Recording Co. The single is the first to be released from his debut EP Fidofridafaunaflora (out 5th March) following his COVID-3001 EP that was released last March as a Bandcamp exclusive.
SHREDDIES is the electronic project of Cardiff musician Josh Dickins (bassist of Rosehip Teahouse). Josh started delving into this new advernture in mid-2019 after playing around with free drum machine plugins on his laptop, Dickins eventually went on to record his first EP COVID-3001 armed with just his laptop, bass guitar and samples from songs he liked. During the first UK lockdown, he put the EP on Bandcamp to “see if anyone liked it and to maybe pick up some pocket money” Josh says. Fast forward 2 more lockdowns, and Dickins work shows more potential and solidifies this artist as one to watch.
In October 2020, SHREDDIES signed to Cardiff label Rose Parade Recording Co and the partnership are planning the forthcoming EP release this March. The first taste from the forthcoming release is “Fido” will be unveiled this Wednesday, 20th January. Ahead of the single being released, we’ve had the pleasure of hearing the arrangement in advance.
Fido charms with this instant melodic tone and addictive appeal. The composition builds into a far-reaching vision. The first few notes resonate with warmth and slightly distorted, sustained yet critical delay. The time that passes whilst these big chimes bounce around the room gives a further developing texture cascading through the soundscape, the use of space. Whilst a nostalgic disco beat joins the ensemble and runs wildly into the arrangement, SHREDDIES powerful mix of intriguing and raw sound waves continue to spin together and evoke strong images for an instrumental track. This track will make you feel something.
Throughout the vast depths of “Fido“, SHREDDIES emits this organic essence to their sound creation processes that intensify as the artist plays the expansive aura against emerging stillness within the beats, at times the heightened exploration focuses on the time between the notes re-emerging once more. Each layer, softer electronic tweaks, and noodling passages that SHREDDIES explores throughout the arrangement, these elements showcase originality laced with a warming and contemporary feel.
SHREDDIES vision embraces a touch of freedom as this artist is unconstrained by traditional song structures and instead focuses on the experimentation of their sound form and the vibe that features heavily. Fido alludes to a meticulously detailed orchestration and the atmosphere that has been crafted and maintained throughout provides a complex yet provoking gravitational pull.
Pre-Save the single here- https://ffm.to/shreddies-fido