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Prelude to the Fade EP

by Anthony Valadez

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    Pre-order of Prelude to the Fade EP. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases September 30, 2016

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Hurt (feat. Maylee Todd) (Nfnit Remix)
Fade Away (feat. Miles Bonny) (PRN Remix)
Fade Away (feat. Miles Bonny) (King Most's Redirection)
Fade Away (feat. Miles Bonny) (KYOSI Remix)


Never have I met a man with the creative momentum of Anthony Valadez. The brother is never not creating. This latest offering, "Fade Away", seems to be Anthony's walk in the park, at night - foggy, contemplative chords and textures, leading us down ever-winding paths through the thick brush of percussion into clearings that exhale with that shimmer of a moonlight glow. Featured guests lend the perfect narration through the album's 10 cinematic tracks - honest and deliberate, fluid and emotive with every step.

Years as a radio host have brought Anthony's sensibilities to a well-tempered sophistication that underscores this release. Adad the emcee is featured on two tracks ("Divide It" and "Sweet Tooth"), and comes out with an undeniable force that locks you into his cadence and wordplay. Maylee Todd and Miles Bonny make appearances along with a few others, each of them blessing and undressing the track they touch, respectively.

The ever-growing artist that is Ant Vala is best exemplified on "Cab Driver", the closing track on "Fade Away". Anthony recorded a conversation with a driver while in his cab, and the two of them tap into the very essence of being an artist in these days and times.

- Jeremy Sole (KCRW, theLIFT, Le Frique Sonique)


releases September 30, 2016



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Anthony Valadez Los Angeles, California

Plug Research is proud to present In Search Of...,the introspective follow up to KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez' 2012 debut, Just Visiting. This is journey music. Whether on a journey to find meaning in the outside world or within yourself, Anthony Valadez creates an experience that will reward listeners for a long time to come. ... more

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