Xades – Shaded

“Atmospheric symbiosis of two hypnotic genres - DUB and Neo -Soul, in the rhythm of which you dance in the light of the moon. The melody, as if the oily paint that has come down from the paintings, in which you are sinking deeper and deeper, plunging into its intoxicating abyss.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Атмосферный симбиоз двух гипнотических жанров - Dub и Neo-Soul, в ритме которых вы танцуете при свете луны. Мелодия, словно сошедшая с картин масленая краска, в которой вы тоните всё глубже и глубже, погружаясь в её опьяняющую бездну.”


Dub-infused neo-soul tune “Shaded” by up and coming Berlin singer Xades is a sensual letter to a lover, who sees their loved one’s potentials despite any anxieties and insecurities. An ode to unrequited love featuring a spoken word part and organic instrumentation. Xades is the new born project of shape shifting DJ and curator MSJY (Dekmantel affiliate). As Xades she explores her voice and writing, creating beautifully nostalgic neo-soul under a heavy influence of dub and contemporary R&B.

The track is accompanied by a remix by Miami-based producer and DJ Coffintexts, who put together a bass heavy IDM techno remix of Xades’ neo-soul-meets-spoken-word original.


Reviewed by Nagamag on July 24, 2022