While putting together FADER Number 56, our Fall Fashion Issue, we noticed a theme emerging: While other glossies explore layering and shades of black, we peeled back, uncovering designers, creators and musicians who are willing to buck trends in order to stay true. Unsurprisingly, the resulting DJ-mixed podcast of music, which you can download below, expresses that die-hard independence perfectly. It's bookended by two grimy dancehall bangers by coverstar Busy Signal, and littered with next level club anthems by other covermen The Tough Alliance and Gen Fs Little Boots, Larry Heard, Michna and Music Go Music. And for all the dudes and gyal-dudes who don't dance no more, we've got knee-dip joints by Charles Hamilton, Rodriguez, Nisennenmondai, High Places, Play N Skillz and Big Tuck. There's not a stain on this mix.
Busy Signal, “Tic Toc"
The Tough Alliance, “Miami”
Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers, “Can You Feel It”
Little Boots, “Stuck On Repeat”
Nisennenmondai, “Pop Group”
Charles Hamilton, “Rockstar Girl”
Michna, “Swiss Glide”
High Places, “Vision’s the First”
Rodriguez, “Sugar Man”
Music Go Music, “Light of Love”
Play N Skillz (ft. Lil Jon, Krazie Bone & Bun B), “1 Mo Gin”
Big Tuck, “Not A Stain (Dallas Remix)"
Busy Signal, “Jail”