Tuesday, 13 December 2011
NRK Music keeps driving forwards, always with a relatively wide palette of deep house and techno sounds, and NRK171 sees label boss, Nick Harris, deliver another EP of solid house material. Out this week on Beatport and 12" vinyl.
“White Leather”, in its original “Xtra Tight Mix”, is built upon a sturdy, bass driven, moody beat and a carnival-esque melody lead, with plenty of percs and snaps to keep the energy levels up. Little breaks for enveloping Juno chords and rolling Chicago style deep beats keep the track nice & warm before the nagging melody kicks back in again. On the remix of “White Leather” we find Kiki (BPitch/Crosstown Rebels) stick with the percussive vibe and melody, fattening things up somewhat with a super bass heavy synth riff and stringy pads evocative of classic Carl Craig techno moments.
“Sunrise Over Volta” is a growling, bass heavy workout with hints of Kerri Chandler’s techier moments, tweaking little melodies in and out of the mix, filtering elements to and fro, all the while keeping things simple and focused on the floor. And providing his own interpretation, Hector Murillo, currently providing stellar sounds for the likes of Desolat, Tsuba, 2020 Vision and Mobilee, turns out a groovy as hell remix. Concrete heavy beats shuffle nicely and provide the groove, whilst Hector teases in the original elements for a swinging remix.
We would like to inform you that the NRK shop has moved over to a new location. Using Shopify as our host, purchases and payment handling are as secure as they get, so we hope that our NRK shop experience will be far superior to the previous shop which has suffered problems over the last few months.
The new address is http://nrk-music.myshopify.com/
Hope you can take time to check it out and see what's on offer at the shop, more product being added all the time. Plus we've some special offers on The Lab and Back In The Box brands, and some NRK Coast2Coast tee-shirts going at sale prices
Nick wraps up a busy and productive year with a special new podcast mix for Electronicgroove.com., featuring tracks & mixes from Radio Slave, Dan Ghenacia, Alexkid, Romanthony, Move D, Ripperton & more. Download the podcast now for 60 minutes of pure underground house.