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Early feedback in from Erol Alkan, Annie Mac, Adana Twins, Laurent Garnier, Jamie Jones, Audiojack…
Adana Twins playing ‚This Is Love‘: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uem7H6fKLbo
Danish DJ and producer Christian Nielsen is an artist who came out of nowhere.
Working in an office by day and developing his musical craft by night.
That said, his sound is a classic one, and one which has already made him popular – most notably on Gorge and Nick Curly’s 8BIT, Jesse Rose’s Play It Down, Skream’s Of Unsound Mind and lately on Speicher/Kompakt.
Nielsen, however, is no flash in the pan, and is a producer who knows his way around the studio and has evolved musically studying legends like Kerri Chandler, Jimpster, Mr. V, Master At Work, Larry Heard, Moodymann and the late Frankie Knuckles.
A firm advocate of dance-floor ready house, Nielsen did contribute a remix for Joyce Muniz on Exploited which got wide support. So it was kind of obvious we would ask him for an EP for Exploited Ghetto.
‘In Search Of The Perfect Sun’ is an epic journey. On the flip ‘This Is Love’ is straight and dark jacking house dancefloor business.
Premiered on BBC Radio 1 last week and supported by various big DJs.
This guy is on a roll at the moment. Christian Nielsen joins us with 2 big tracks:
THIS IS LOVE & IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT SUN. Ready for pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2fGK3R2
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TIME premiered via Data Transmission. KOLIBRI premiered via Music is 4 Lovers.
Berlin act GHEIST have made a huge impression since releasing their debut record on Exploited in 2016. Now with regular appearances at Watergate and various summer festival gigs under their belts, three releases on Exploited and a couple with Sasha’s Last Night On Earth as well as a collaboration with HOSH (‘The Watergate Affairs’), they are poised as one of the most promising acts of the current wave. This mesmerising new three-track EP only serves to strengthen their claim.
‘Axelot’ begins by way of thuddy kicks knocking against the slightest of bleeps and gently techy percussion, with a slow-rising, muffled synth arpeggio teasing its way into life as the claps join in. Over the course of nine hypnotic minutes, we ebb and flow with the tracks subtle intricacies, a dramatic mood gently building. A mind-bending arp blurs the focus in the breakdown before we charge headlong back into the throbbing depths of the track.
‘Kolibri’ builds in similarly unhurried fashion, with bolder melodic focus that yields graceful strings, emotive chord patterns and some sublime delayed plucked refrains that take the essence of trancey emotion and boil it down to a sophisticated reduction. Just as the swells threaten to take the track into a frenzied crescendo, things are pulled back to keep the tension intact. Classy stuff.
‘Time’ completes this sublime package by way of swirling chimes, throbbing monotone bass and analog bleeps, building up a heady wall of sound before a trademark GHEIST vocal lifts the track into unchartered territory. The sombre tone recalls Depeche Mode, and the idea to use the vocal in the breakdown alone only gives it more impact. It’s also a reminder that this trio bring an element of live electronica and instrumentation to their studio sessions.
Having released tracks on Solomun’s Diynamic and John Digweed’s Bedrock, Lopezhouse
continue their relationship with Shir Khan
. ’December Sun’, a quixotic offering where moody, lilting melodies meander as dark undertones rumble beneath. ’San Pedro feat. Angela’ feels like the soundtrack to a Tarentino or David Lynch movie. Comes with a music video by Xavier Damase. Plus featuring a remix by Zombies in Miami
from the Correspondant Crew.