Fade Records was created out of necessity in 1993. At the helm is American DJ Chris Fortier. Chris and studio partner, Neil Kolo, needed an outlet to release the tracks they were producing together. With not many options in the States, it seemed obvious to start a label and create the opportunities themselves.
The first release was in 1994 calledAll the People". This track gave them a voice and platform for the future productions. The next three tracks, "All I Got", "Separation" and "So Good" were more highly praised and receivedfrom the biggest out there, including Sasha, John Digweed and Dave Seaman. Equal support came from the USA from Kimball Collins, DJ Icey and John Debo as well as the brand new Mixmag USA (which eventually would be known as Mixer). This great support put the duo on the map and started every label in thedemanding their talents for remix duties. A
fter several yearsbuilding their profile through remixes and the odd single, Chris wanted to re-launch the label in the hopes todiscover and cultivate new talent fromSteve Porter was the man for this job as Chris discovered him at age 17. The sound of the label morphs and evolves with Chris Fortier’s own musical sound growth always with an ear on the underground. Past, present and futuere releases from Android Cartel, Chris Udoh, 40oz, Approved Electronic Device, Tonepushers, Royal Sapien, Funk Harmony Park & Steve Porter, the label is as strong as ever and having great success worldwide.