Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels has been going from strength to strength during 2018 and looks to close out 2018 on a high with an 11-track compilation titled Spirits II. It will include “battle weapons galore” according to Lazarus with new tracks from Jonas Rathsman, Yousef, Nick Curly, Yulia Niko and others. Emanuel Satie is another on the compilation, with his new record “Fade” featuring Surinamese-Caribbean soul singer-songwriter Nanghiti.
The song meshes soul from Nanghiti and an irresistible house groove that has become a calling card from Satie and the Crosstown Rebels sound. Animalistic pitched shouts punctuate Nanghiti's soulful vocals, which dominate the foreground over shaking percussion, horns and a sturdy bassline.
“’Fade’ is a collaboration with my dear friend the vocalist Nanghiti. I recorded vocals with her some time ago but never really found a home for them, as they were not the classic uplifting house type of vocals,” explains Satie.
He is happy to finally have the song come out after getting the ingredients right on the instrumental and vocal about a year ago.
“Last winter I was listening to a lot of the new school hip hop productions, like Travis Scott, Kanye West, Drake. This inspired the moody and dramatic instrumental to 'Fade,' where Nanghiti‘s vocal fitted perfectly finally. Full circle. I‘ve been playing the track for one year now and it‘s turning heads everywhere. Happy it‘s coming out finally this Friday.”
This will be released tomorrow, November 23 with the rest of the Crosstown Rebels Spirits II compilation. Pre-order the compilation anywhere here.