Artist: New Digital Fidelity feat Monet
Title EP: Getting Colder (incl. Byron The Aquarius Remix)
Label: Scopic Records
Format: 12” & Digital
Release Date: 13.03.2023
Scopic Records – a new UK label which aims to „bring newcomers and artists with backgrounds, regardless of their background or gender“ – launches with a single by its founder New Digital Fidelity in collaboration with singer Monet. We get three nicely different mixes of ‚Getting Colder‘ in all. The A-side is taken up by the club mix, a classic New York deep house groove with chunky piano chords and Monet’s confident vocal performance. The flip begins with the original, a slower version but still effortlessly groovy, bringing its soul, jazz, and R&B influences to the fore. US techno’s man of the moment Byron the Aquarius completes the set by turning the track inside out with shuffling hats, snapping machine funk snares and a bubbling bass, making it even more impressive by exposing its moving parts and giving them a neat polish.
From funky to deep house, from tech to soul, he connects the dots between past and present with his sense of storytelling. Paolo Aniello (aka New Digital Fidelity) is a producer and DJ based in London, UK. Paolo was born and raised in Bari, Southern Italy, where he started producing music at 13. Despite being heavily influenced by deep house and Detroit house artists, his musical background is broad due to the „art of sampling“, which was popular in the production of hip-hop and house music in the ’90s. With sampling, you get to know a lot of old records as you have the opportunity to use those sounds and create something new. His career started at a very early stage of his life when he began producing and releasing music. In 2011, at 17 years old, he released his first vinyl EP on the German record label Strictly Chosen under the alias Peter JD. He has also collaborated with music producers and record labels such as Chez Damier, Balance Alliance, Jenifa Mayanja, Michael Zucker (on The Prophet of the New Generation), and more (which you can find on his Discogs page). In 2014, he co-founded a Detroit techno record label with his friend Nico Lahs, where they released two EPs and collaborated with different artists such as Scan 7, Pacou, and Terrence Dixon. In 2018 he moved to London, where he experimented with and studied sound theory to develop new skills as a sound, design and music producer. In the meantime, the New Digital Fidelity project was born, with a debut EP on the historical German record label Snuff Trax. Currently, he is working on his new record label called Scopic Records, where the first two releases are EPs that he has produced, which will contain remixes by Byron The Aquarius and K15. Simultaneously, he finalized his EP on the historical Detroit label Moods and Groove, which includes a remix by Fred P.