Thursday, 22 March 2012
Out now on Beatport, three more straight up house cuts from Nick Harris, on the second Stoned Immaculate release. Following on from the “Dispatches” EP which earned glowing reviews in Mixmag, Resident Advisor and DJ Magazine, Harris sticks to the script with simple, deep and banging club cuts.
'In The Flowers' balances a sweet loopy disco vibe with a hard, slammin beat, clearly inspired by the sounds of classic labels Cajual, Relief etc. Holding up the EP is the piano driven title track, 'Hallucinations', whilst sandwiched in the middle is the cheeky 'Bucket Bong', the origins of which need little introduction!
Selected DJ comments;
Kate Simko (Spectral Sound) – In The Flowers for me, thanks!
James What (Crosstown Rebels) – Loving Bucket Bong and Hallucinations
Nils Nurnberg (8-Bit) – SI001 was really great, this is even better!
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Superb stuff once again from Harris, definite support from me
Joel Alter (Bass Culture) – Great one! Simple & funky, no need to complicate things, support!
Bubba (Hot Creations) – In The Flowers, nice cut! Bucket Bong will be useful
Laura Jones (Visionquest) – Hallucinations is my fave, love In The Flowers too
Milton Jackson (Freerange) – I really like Hallucinations, old Kenlou vibes for the whole EP actually which is nice
Gavin Herlihy (Crosstown Rebels) – Jam-tastic nineties house business on here, all three cuts sounding cool
Cats ‘n’ Dogz (Dirtybird) – This one is really cool, will play
Severino (Horsemeat Disco) – This is great, I love Nick’s music, all 3 cuts are big!
Kiki (Bpitch) – Great EP! Especially Bucket Bong, a great party tool
Jon McIver (Jet Project) – Yeah, these will work! Big fan of Nick’s stuff
Ricardo Miranda (Rush Hour) – Deep & bangin, love all the subtle change ups, great, great EP
Anja Schneider (Mobilee) – Like this one, thanks!
Iron Curtis (Morris Audio) – Always a pleasure to receive Nick Harris tracks, I’m into In The Flowers!
Jordan Peak (Tsuba) – Full support, love it!
Paul Woolford (Planet E) – I’ll take a Bucket Bong please ;-)
Enzo Siragusa (FUSE) – Nice houset tracks, will support
Terence (Freak n Chic) – Nice house! Love the vibe
Kasper (Esperanza) – Great house record, love Bucket Bong
Emerson Todd (Dirty Bird) – Been playing the first release a lot and I’ll be doing the same with these, great stuff
Scope (Large Music) – enjoying Nick’s sounds right now, Hallucinations is great
Moodymanc (2020 Vision) – Really liking all three of these
Adam Shelton (One Recs) – Hallucinations is really nice, great groove and love the whole feel of the track, looking forward to playing this
Gorge (8-Bit) – Cool release
Jon Woodall (Back To Basics) – Hallucinations is wicked, Bucket Bong is pretty cool too
Ed Davenport's debut album, Counterchange' is released this week on CD. The 46th album in NRK's long running release schedule, 'Counterchange' is a great snapshot of the current state of affairs in the techno, house and bass music communities.
The album has already picked up glowing reviews in DJ Magazine, Mixmag, Groove and De:Bug, with Davenport being marked as a major talent to watch, and this debut long player has all the qualities of an artist in complete control of his sound.
Counterchange features new versions of the singles 'New Yorkshire' and 'More Red Lights', as well as 8 other brand new tracks, all exploring the depths and textures of deep techno, electronica and beyond.
01. Of Light & Shade
06. More Red Lights (2012)
07. One Last Look
08. A Bridge Mystic
09. Misty Morning Hop
The CD album is out now (see link below for purchase info) and digital versions of the album will be released on April 2nd. In the meantime, Davenport can be heard at the following venues over the coming weeks;
Propaganda, Moscow (22nd March), Panorama Bar, Berlin (21st April w/ Nick Harris), Cafe 1001, London (5th May)