Cristoph links up with ADZ for their Solpaz / Fading EP on Factory 93
Cristoph INSTAGRAM ADZ INSTAGRAM BUY SOLPAZ / FADING British producers Cristoph and ADZ reconnect to issue their new double-sided
British producers Cristoph and ADZ reconnect to issue their new double-sided offering ‘Solpaz / Fading’, serving as their debut appearance on the burgeoning Factory 93 imprint.
Newcastle native Cristoph has cemented his status as one of the most revered purveyors of progressive-minded house music that has seen him jaunt across top-tier imprints from the likes of Knee Deep In Sound, Pryda Presents, Bedrock, Last Night on Earth, Truesoul, and Anjunadeep. Formerly a sound engineer by trade, fellow countryman ADZ has been applying his technical prowess to create an impressive collection of melodic house and techno. These two forces first crossed paths in 2023, teaming up on their haunting collab, “The Edge” alongside singer/songwriter Luke Coulson. They are now banding back together for their debut outing on Factory 93, arriving in the form of their club-focused two-tracker.
Leading the package is “Solpaz, originally surfacing as an ID in Cristoph’s ‘Essential Mix’ a couple ago. Finally ready to see the light of day, the highly anticipated number is a progressive journey made for maximal impact. Rippling rhythms and a melodic undercurrent work in-tandem to create a push-pull sensation amplified with the help of swirling synth leads, undulating low-end, guttural vocal loops, and pristine sound design.
“Fading” fills out the B-side, offering a captivating blend of driving percussion and brooding vocal hooks. Propelled along by its chugging backbone, the nearly 8-minute construction ebbs and flows with masterful precision. The chilling refrain—its tones nearing a whisper—stretches out into the void while flashes of acid, pulsating basslines, sharp claps, and thunderous kicks add a dizzying weight to the mix.
Artist(s): Cristoph, ADZ
Title: Solpaz / Fading
Record Label: Factory 93 Records
Release Date: 9th February 2024