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RQM "COLORS FADE EP"
  • Artist:RQM
  • Title:COLORS FADE EP
  • Format:DIGITAL
  • Label:HYDRA Records
  • Release date:2010.04.24
RQM

RQM - Biography

If you're into Electronic music, then knowingly or not, you've heard RQM's mellow voice and twisted imagery. In the past his vocals landed on productions of Jahcoozi, Stereotyp, Milanese, Lazer Sword, Oliver $ and Mochipet. Sinden, Kissey Sellout and Maryanne Hobbs of BBC1 Radio have all played his tunes, while the latter has even asked him to record the intro teaser to her cult show. Over 30 features and counting, shows alongside the likes of Missy Elliot, M.I.A., Buraka Som Sistema, The Stereo Mcs, The Rapture and Kool Keith and RQM is finally reclaiming his space as a solo artist. His latest release entitled COLORS FADE will is out now and it features productions from Siriusmo, Chris De Luca of CLP, The Glue KIds, JF and Son Of Kick.

Track List

  • 1. ATOMIC FUSION (PRODUCED BY SIRIUSMO)
  • 2. ATOMIC FUSION (SON OF KICK REMIX)
  • 3. COLORS FADE (CHRIS DE LUCA REMIX)
  • 4. COLORS FADE (PRODUCED BY THE GLUE KIDS)
  • 5. COLORS FADE (JF REMIX)
  •  +REMIX BY JAPANESE PRODUCERS

ABOUT COLORS FADE

COLORS FADE is an EP about the implicit self destruction of two people in love pushing themselves to the limit.

"you radiate accelerate my cardiac blood flow you hot so almost hostile sun surface at close range / power me like a billion coltranes love supremin the vacuum of an h-bomb screaming how our atoms fuse for no reason"

The lyrics to the song ATOMIC FUSION produced by Berlin's wunderkind-MODESELEKTOR-affiliate SIRIUSMO liken the love of two people to a NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST. The intensity of their combined chemistry predetermines their inevitable destruction - described here as a brilliant self-annihilating flash. A disturbing factoid about the song: when played to archival footage of nuclear tests - the music syncs perfectly with the movement of the mushroom clouds and the unfolding of the outer rings of the explosion - this is something that neither SIRIUSMO or RQM knew when penning the song.

"colors fade curtain drops lights go on the music stops the drugs wear off the bubble pops it is what it s not"

The GLUE KIDS produced COLORS FADE song takes a more literal approach to the theme. The destructive chemistry referred to in the lyrics is a cocktail of designer drugs and chronic love toxicity. The couple in the song burns out through over indulgence - numbing themselves completely and in the end becomes incapable of feeling anything.

Stylistically the EP stays in the STEP - BASS part of the musical spectrum. The SIRIUSMO produced ATOMIC FUSION is probably the hardest tune to classify on the EP. It mildly leans towards something STEPPY, but at the same time it exploits a sophisticated POP structure making it clear from the first bars that this is a song and not a track! SON OF KICK brings out the tune's PSYCHO STEP floor appeal by stripping it down and layering it with grizzly synths and choked up horns. The track was already tested on BERLIN sound systems prior to the release and passed with a proper CABINET RATTLE. THE GLUE KIDS production on COLORS FADE leans more towards the HEADS sector, but it takes a deeper more drugged out take on the BOOM BAP - this is the late night with headphones on smoker's delight with an acid flashback take on a 90s chorus. The CHRIS DE LUCA remix gave the STEP a nice CRUNK-SHRED treatment - the production details on this one are immaculate although on the first run the tune appears utterly simplistic. And finally JF winds the whole package down with a mildly REGGAE tinged STEP topped off with a JAGGED SYNTH CHOKE on the c-part - this one should be played on CUSTOM SYSTEMS hand crafted back on the ISLANDS.

PRODUCERS:
http://www.myspace.com/siriusmo
http://twitter.com/GlueKids
http://www.myspace.com/sonofkick
http://www.myspace.com/chrisdeluca
http://www.myspace.com/beatspoke

ATOMIC FUSION Lyrics

ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE

THE FINAL FALL OUT THE WAY YOU CALLED OUT THIS BLUFF
IT WAS COLD OUT
ROUGH RAZOR BLADE SHARP WINTER TONGUE
CHOKING ON WORDS LIKE I M STRUNG
LOSING GROUND LOSING U LOSING GRASP LOSING PROOF
SO WHAT S THE USE?! WHEN ATOMS FUSE
HEAT WAVES BRUISE
MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION
SUSTAINED UNCONTROLLED CHAIN OF EVENTS
LIKE A NUCLEAR REACTION
MEGATON RANGE THE PASSION
CAN T RUN FROM THIS BLASTIN
IT S A COLD WAR NOT REALLY CALLED FOR
BUT YO

ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE

A BLACKOUT NOW WE COULDN T KNOW
HOW WE COLLIDE JUST CAN T CONTROL
HEAT WAVES FLASH WE BOTH IMPLODE
BRACE YOURSELF ITS INEVITABLE

U RADIATE ACCELERATE MY CARDIAC BLOOD FLOW
U HOT SO ALMOST HOSTILE
SUN SURFACE AT CLOSE RANGE
POWER ME LIKE A BILLION COLTRANES
LOVE SUPREMIN
THE VACUUM OF AN H BOMB SCREAMING
HOW OUR ATOMS FUSE FOR NO REASON
BUT YO

ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE
ATOMIC - FUSION
HEAT WAVES - NEED SPACE

COLORS FADE

COLORS FADE
CURTAIN DROPS
LIGHTS GO ON
THE MUSIC STOPS
THE DRUGS WEAR OFF
THE BUBBLE POPS
IT IS WUTT IT S NOT

I GOT A LETTER SENT TO ME FROM A K-HOLE
LADY LUCK COOKED A POT IT WASN T YEYO - EYO
SHE WAS THE TYPE TO OVER-REACT OVER-DRIVE
OVER-DOSE OVER-RIDE
A TYPICAL CITY FLOWER PURE
APART FROM HER EXCESSES
SHE WAS JUST LIKE YOU
A PITBULL OF A BASS LINE
A FORCE OF A WOMAN
MADE ME MORE MAN
DEFINITELY MORE HUMAN
SO FREE
SHE REMINDED ME OF MUSIC
I COULD TOUCH HER BUT NOT HOLD HER
I COULD FEEL HER WHEN I CALLED HER
AND WHEN SHE TOLD ME THAT IT S OVER
IT FELT LIKE FREEDOM FAILED ME

CHIP - ON - SHOULDER

COLORS FADE
CURTAIN DROPS
LIGHTS GO ON
THE MUSIC STOPS
THE DRUGS WEAR OFF
THE BUBBLE POPS
IT IS WUTT IT S NOT

WHEN OUR HIPS LOCKED
IT WAS HIP HOP
CHRONIC KISSES
A WHOLE ZIPLOCK
CRUISE CONTROL
IN HER DIP SPOT
STEADY BEAT DROPS
TILL HER LIPS POPPED
WHEN WE PILL POPPED
STADIUM ROCK
SO MUCH PRESSURE
SO MUCH DROP
SO MUCH MORE
BUT THAN ALSO NOT
WE PUSHED IT TO THE LIMITS
JUST TO SEE IF WE COULD KILL IT
IF WE BURNOUT  IF WE COULD FEEL IT
SO WE TORCHED IT  TILL WE KILLED IT
LET IT BURN OUT TILL WE COULD FEEL THAT
THERE S NOTHING LEFT
SWEATY BODIES OUT OF BREATH
OUT OF MIND OUT OF TIME
OUT OF FRAME OFF THE LINE
SORT OF LIKE THAT LETTER WRITTEN TO ME
FROM A K-HOLE - WHOAH!

COLORS FADE
CURTAIN DROPS
LIGHTS GO ON
THE MUSIC STOPS
THE DRUGS WEAR OFF
THE BUBBLE POPS
IT IS WUTT IT S NOT

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