2017 saw Ade Fenton step back into the world of techno with remixes for Space DJ’z, Energun and Boriqua Tribez, culminating in the release of his ‘Manipulator’ EP, the landmark 50th record on the label he formerly owned, Advanced. Ade last released in 2011 as an independent techno artist and built his name upon the very foundations of the industrial sound, becoming one of the leading exponents of the scene throughout the late 90s into the millennium via Advanced Records. Culminating in multiple BBC Radio 1 features, over 40 single releases, albums and remixes released across some of the world’s finest techno labels alongside a full DJ schedule that demonstrated his global recognition.
For the last decade Ade has most notably worked alongside electronic music icon Gary Numan. He has now produced four critically acclaimed albums for Numan: Jagged, Dead Son Rising, Splinter and Savage, with Artrocker Magazine describing Dead Son Rising, which Ade also co-wrote, as "one of the great dystopian rock albums of all time".
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) was released in October 2013, scoring Numan his first Top 20 album in over 30 years. The album enjoyed widespread global acclaim, with many critics hailing it as the finest album in Numan’s career. Its success meant Numan and Fenton would soon be back in the studio again working on the follow up Savage (Songs From A Broken World). Released just last month, Savage entered the Official UK Album Chart at number 2, delivering Numan his highest chart placing since 1980 and again receiving rave reviews.
Alongside his work as a record producer, Ade has produced numerous scores for film, TV and advertising. His recent projects include an original score and soundtrack album, composed alongside Gary Numan, for 'From Inside', an epic animated film released by Hollywood's Lakeshore Entertainment.
Ade has also formed a partnership with multi-instrumentalist Tim Slade, specialising in the creation of original music for Film, Television and Digital Media. In 2016 they completed original scores for the Investigation Discovery/October Films produced thrillers ‘Angel Of Decay’, ‘The Chameleon’ and ’The Head Hunter’ (all currently airing on US TV screens). In 2017, the pair have completed an original score for British horror film ‘Nails’, which receives a theatrical release in November 2017 and composed original music for the forthcoming TV series ‘Kiss Of Death’ and ‘Eight Days That Made Rome’.
Besides writing and producing alongside the iconic Gary Numan, Ade Fenton remains connected to clubland. This time he collaborates with fellow composer Tim Slade (Ade's writing partner on various film and TV scores) for their new Slade Fenton project. Their remix for Hiroaki Iizuka on MER004.1 is a perfect amalgamation of Hiroaki's sound plus the unmistakable industrial style of Slade Fenton.