Fundido, Brooklyn sunbathing
We started our Paradise edits project back in 2020. At that time, we were working on our next vinyl release with DJ Duckcomb which was meant to be released by the end of Spring. Unsurprisingly, the corona crisis had a huge impact on the project. It delayed the release several times, so we thought that we could use all the demos received in the last months to pull together a first compilation of edits.
At the beginning, the Paradise edits were just an opportunity, without an actual philosophy behind it – except the simple will of promoting great artists and fighting the global fear and sadness hitting everyone around the planet. From this, we inherited our DIY approach with cheap artworks, no premiere or massive partnership and without working with a proper audio engineer. As we weren’t actually financially involved in the project, we decided not to sell the edits (it would have been dumb to do it as we had them for free ourselves). On the other hand, we didn't want to offer them as free downloads, as our approach disabled us to afford any copyrights.
Since we released the Vol. 1, the project evolved in our heads, and we focused on two main objectives. The first goal is to rebuild social interactions within the underground music sphere. It’s a pure reaction to the global crisis which massively impacts the industry, especially for emerging DJs and producers that are not able to play anymore and be part of an actual artistic scene. The second objective is to give awareness and thinking around the concept of music edition by interviewing contributors and making them explain their artistic path, decisions and actual work that ended up in releasing edits.
For this 3rd Volume, we decided to keep the DIY approach and we will share the edits individually with people requesting them and accepting to continue the promotion process.
Special thanks go to the artists from Russia and from the US, namely Nicolas Katowicz, Sputnik, Fundido and Lloyd, thank y’all for bringing some dance vibes at home !