Fredfades And Ivan Ave Fruitful on Limited Edition LP
Ivan Ave can't do no wrong. After dropping his critically acclaimed Low Jams EP with Mndsgn (Stones Throw), he now is back with another project to hold you over till his solo LP entirely produced by Mndsgn will drop in early 2016. Fruitful though, was entirely produced by his Norwegian partner in crime Fredfades, who has been making noise on his own and has a handful of releases under his belt. His versatile sound which largely incorporates his incredible collection of rare modern soul and boogie is the perfect backdrop for Ivan Ave's poetic tales about urban life, relationships and daily observations.
Just like his project with MNDSGN, Ivan seems to have a gift in finding producers with which he manages to create coherent projects that don't sound thrown together. Following 2009's Brains EP and 2014's Breath EP, the Fruitful LP was a just the next logical step, after Ivan moved to Oslo. The two started to hang out more and started recording new music. Fred took care of the mixing and tried to make a red line sound wise. The combination of these two is so fresh and brings a new, whilst still classic, sound to the game with a little help from guests such as Jakarta's own JuJu Rogers and Fresh Daily.