DJ Fade

DJ Fade

Real Name:
David Edge
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Fade has been producing dance music ever since 'Music Is My Life' first appeared in 1994. Early productions focused on breakbeat hardcore and he set-up Pure Dance to start releasing his output. Fade's versatility soon developed, along with the music, and he produced tracks for many hardcore labels.

More recently, Fade has remixed the likes of Public Domain and also produced hard house and hard trance as Dave Nation, The Doktor and others.
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DJ Fade Discography Tracks

Albums

none DJ Fade Turn Tablet Battle Breaks vol.1(LP) Influential Flavor Productions none US 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Midas & DJ Vinylgroover* / DJ Fade Midas & DJ Vinylgroover* / DJ Fade - You Take Me Away / Music Is My Life (Remix) Happy Vibes Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Fade & MC Smiley DJ Fade & MC Smiley - Rhythm Ryder / Now You Know Happy Vibes Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
X-Cess*, G'Netic*, Fade* X-Cess*, G'Netic*, Fade* - The Kicker / Technoblast Pure Dance Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Fade Lost It / Promises Pure Dance Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
High Flyers / DJ Fade High Flyers / DJ Fade - Shine Your Light / To The Top / Movin' Groovin' Pure Dance Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
HVR002 DJ Fade Music Is My Life / Break Thru(12") Happy Vibes Recordings HVR002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PURE 2 High Flyers Featuring DJ Fade High Flyers Featuring DJ Fade - Take Me Higher / Can You Feel It(12") Pure Dance Recordings PURE 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Fade Feelings / Shelter Me Pure Dance Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Fade & N.S* DJ Fade & N.S* - Bust That Groove / Party People Pure Dance Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Fade* - XCess-G'Netic* Fade* - XCess-G'Netic* - Dreamworld / Party Animal Great British Techno Inc (GBT) UK 1996 Sell This Version
Fade* + Gillis Fade* + Gillis - Kick Your Legs Bounce! UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Demo & DJ Fade DJ Demo & DJ Fade - R.I.P. 1 R.I.P. UK 1996 Sell This Version
XS* + Fade* / Mixmatt XS* + Fade* / Mixmatt - Feel The Rain / Nutta Trax (Remix) Burning Bush Communications UK 1996 Sell This Version
High Flyers Featuring DJ Fade High Flyers Featuring DJ Fade - Hustlers In Hardcore / Move That Body Pure Dance Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Fade* + NS* / DJ Fade Fade* + NS* / DJ Fade - Everytime You Touch Me / Perfect Motion Fused Up Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Highflyers* Featuring DJ Fade Highflyers* Featuring DJ Fade - Love Will Take Us Pure Dance Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Demo / DJ Fade DJ Demo / DJ Fade - Feelings (Remix) / Need Your Loving Fused Up Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
ST 011 Mixmatt / DJ X-Cess & DJ Fade Mixmatt / DJ X-Cess & DJ Fade - Do You Love Your Hardcore? (96 Remix)(12", Ltd, Promo) Stormtrooper Recordings ST 011 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Fade Music Makes Me / Feel The Adrenalin Pure Adrenalin UK 1996 Sell This Version
Fade* & Heatwave (2) Fade* & Heatwave (2) - Sky High / On A High (Remixes) Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Fade Nothing Better / Crazy Future World (3) UK 1996 Sell This Version
X-Cess* & Fade* X-Cess* & Fade* - Deadly Silence / Go Ahead London Mental Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
Midas & DJ Fade Midas & DJ Fade - Hold Me Now / Fly Forever Fusion UK 1996 Sell This Version
FU4 DJ Fade / DJ Edy C.* DJ Fade / DJ Edy C.* - Freedom / Good Times(12") Fused Up Records FU4 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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ian_s

ian_s

May 31, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Fade's retirement statement in 2004:
"It is with this post that I am announcing my official retirement from the rave scene, a decision that has not been easy as it has had a major influence on my life for the last 11 years, and provided many fantastic memories, wicked nights, and great crowds in many cities and towns arond the world. I have met so many people of all nationalities, all sharing a common love of the music.

I have been through all aspects of the scene, starting off as a DJ in 1993, (Thanks to Jungle Nation and Tazzmania), then moving into production in 1994 (Thanks to Martin aka Krafty Cuts for releasing my first single), promoting and financing a rave in 1995 where I lost £9000 in one night ( a harsh lesson in promoting), and then concentrating on production and DJ'ing. I have seen all the highs and lows, good and bad, honest people and severely dishonest people who leech of other peoples talents for their own gains. Oh well, what goes round comes round as they say, or is it dont kick someone on the way up as you'll get kicked twice as hard on your way back down ?? Some people will learn one day, I know I can leave the scene with my head held high, I have never scammed anyone financially and pay people who work for me, unlike some..

It is going to be 11 years I will never forget, and after having released over 100 record releases over the years, plus ones I engineered for other people, it adds up to a pretty large figure, on that I am proud of.

In the last couple of years I have taken a large step back, exploring other avenues to stimulate my brain, 11 years of kick drums have taken their toll, and I need a change of pace into something else.........??????

I would like to thank the hardcore mafia for the harsh lessons teaching me so much about the inner workings of the music and club scene, and for showing me just how corrupt it can be, and alerting me to loads of very common scams and tricks.
It has been like serving a very long music business and production knowledge course, to anyone out there that wants some advice ...

1. Less Is More (Thanks to Slipmatt for that advice) - sometimes it is easy to overcrowd a track by putting too much in, although there is a balance between too much and too little.
2. Be Careful - It has surprised me actually how many so called 'big players' would sell their grandma to make some money, never mind pissing on you whilst you line their pockets. Don't trust what many people tell you. There are many 100 % genuine major DJ's past and present (you know who you are) that I still have 100% respect for after all this time, there are also some very untrustworthy ones that I have lost every ounce of respect for.
3. Don't Sell Yourself Short - Realise that you are not doing promoters 'favours' when you charge peanuts for a gig, no matter what you think most of them are not real 'friends' and would not pay you extra if they made a good profit. Similarly most labels will end up paying peanuts too, obviously I must have been a monkey to some of them !

Finally I would like to thank everyone who I have met, had the pleasure of playing records in front of, anyone who has bought or enjoyed one of my tracks, and to anyone who has supported the scene."
Starstruck

Starstruck

December 27, 2011
DJ Fade, like only a list of others limited to being counted on your fingers, was a key producer and engineer throughout the history of Happy Hardcore. He had his first release in 1994, and even though equipment quality was questionable back then, the track itself was amazing - creative and solid. In the next few years Dave was a quality engineer, thus, in high demand. He began working with numerous others, such as Bananaman, and later, Brisk. His style of production was always creative, most notably with his sampling, however his production was always tight and solid - and so was his writing. After a large string of successful releases and business ventures, Fade left the scene and called it quits on Hardcore. Less than 10 years later his production style inspired many Hardcore artists, including Orbit1 and Inverse. After many silent years, Fade has been spotted on the flier for the upcoming HTID in the Sun party.
DJsickboy

DJsickboy

September 23, 2011
Awesome producer, the scene needs talent like this to come back and make hardcore - (hardcore again!)

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