At only three EPs released in under one year of activity, one might argue that a label has not matured enough to the point of even considering the possibility of releasing a full length LP album. But when the people behind the imprint have been active in the scene for the past 15 years, it becomes not only a possibility, but also a necessity. This is the case with Edinburgh based Fifty Fathoms Deep, an independent label founded last summer by long time DJ and veteran producer Craig Smith (6th Borough Project, The Connoisseurs, Soul Renegades) and rising star Peter Oakden. Together they set up a simple but bald goal: "to explore their musical tastes and release quality music from unknown and recognised artists alike".
Peter Oakden started his musical career around 2010 writing and producing music with his friend Ricky Reid. One year later they joined forces and launched their own project called The True Rebels who quickly got Local Talk's admiration that culminated with a 12" pressing on the Swedish imprint last summer. Peter's solo debut came in 2012 on Soul Free Records and was followed by a few more on SoulfulBeats, Deep Shades of House, Miseredits and Restless Soul Music to name a few. So, having only a couple years of making music under his belt, Peter Oakden's new alias Frederick delivers and amazingly mature, perfectly refined and produced album that isn't just a collection of past released tracks with a couple new ones scattered around and filled with useless random interludes. 'Disruptive Pattern Material' is a full on narrative experience that draws you in from the very first note, to the very last and makes you rethink the way you hear and feel house music.
Street date is set for mid March and the release will be made available in two separate 5-track EPs both of which will be limited coloured pressings. Stay tuned for more info and an exclusive full hands on review coming up prior to the release. Meanwhile enjoy some of Frederick's live mix selection full of the freshest and most unique sounding house tracks of the moment.