Record Of The Day… Fluida – Red Spiral


Artist: Fluida
Title: Red Spiral EP
Label: Southern Fried Records
Release: April 13th 2015
Cat. No. ECB402

Southern Fried Records continues to introduce us to exciting new talents in the wake of excellent EPs from MOTSA, Jona Sul and The Emperor Machine, with a release from mysterious pairing Fluida.

This is a debut EP, but it’s already fair to say that Fluida’s combination of natural and electronic sounds is both distinctive and compelling. An uncharted voyage into the more ritualistic, tribal side of house.

Created with an extensive arsenal of vintage equipment, the Red Spiral EP offers a first window into this pair’s musical world and marks the arrival proper of a collaboration several years in the making.

‘Triangle’ is a moody brew of slurred, echoing vocals that drift about with slick percussive lines and louche, nearly spiritual drums, the strum of a Balearic guitar adds yet more reverential vibes making it a fine opener. ‘Woven In’ is a little more direct and driven but is just as idiosyncratic in the way it marries organic sounds with synthetic textures. Elastic
synths dance about above live drums and serene pads add an emotional weight to proceedings. Lastly, ‘Deep Down’ again features heavily filtered vocals and breezy, beachy beats with watery synths and celestial chords all adding to the track’s majesty.

Southern Fried have unearthed a promising new act in Fluida, who establish the first steps of their vibrant journey with a lush and melodic rainforest of sound.


1. Triangle
2. Woven In
3. Deep Down

Describe the record in five words.

Deep Down, Woven In, Triangle

What is it about this record that will appeal to the fans?

We hope that people enjoy it because listening to it makes them feel good somehow. We can’t really say beyond that, we’d love for people to enjoy it in their own individual way. For us, it’s that point at an amazing party or festival when you’re entirely in the moment, there’s no past and no future, just that moment of collective bliss. It’s a very tribal thing. If we can get even a hint of that feeling into our music we’re happy.

How does it differ from your last release?

It’s the first one that is going to be heard by more than just the 2 of us!

What was the inspiration for this release?

We’re really tuned into a similar musical vibe and both extremely passionate. The inspiration really just comes from that passion, and the fun and shared experiences we’ve had as friends.

If you had the chance to play this in any club, which would it be?

Secret Garden Party, deep in the woods or a sunrise set.

The soundcloud preview is here –

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