The illusive Nelson of the East reappears with his forthcoming EP Phase Alternating Lines – a first class two-tracker + FANTASTIC MAN remix
The Swiss-born, Milanese artist released his first EP Night Frames just last year, making a strong entrance on Tartelet Records. This time around, N.O.T.E explores 80s electro boogie with ‘Phase Alternating Lines’ on the A side, and delivers his very own take on obscure tribal house with “Burning Palm” on the B side.
N.O.T.E is young, thirsty, and dead serious about his music. His admirable work ethic shows off not only in his own releases but also in his collaborations with other artists. In the past year alone, he has produced for Wayne Snow and several others that are keeping their work under wraps – while simultaneously creating music as N.O.T.E and under his Verner moniker. All the hard work seems to be paying off on this new 12’, where he comes through with two unique dance-floor bombshells.
If you’re into the 80s, Beverly Hills Cop, or just sad that you missed out on Studio 54, you’re going to love EP opener, “Phase Alternating Lines”. It’s got it all: hot drum programming, an electro boogie bassline and a cheeky Italo-style melody that sticks.
“Burning Palm” takes us into tribal-meets-afro-house territory, utilizing percussion, synth marimba and entrancing melodies – all held together in a tight, driving groove. This track is exotic at its root and perfect for any late night outdoor activity.
FANTASTIC MAN of Superconscious Records fame delivers an outstanding remix, taking “Burning Palm” deeper into obscure tribal territory with his ‘Awakening Dub’, where repetitive rhythms, off-kilter bass and mystic sounds merge for that hypnotic afterhours vibe (digital only).
This is a limited-edition release of 300 copies, written and produced by N.O.T.E, arranged by N.O.T.E in close collaboration with Tartelet Records’ label head Dirk 81 and mixed at Panalama Studios in Copenhagen on the Neve 5088 Shelford console for good measure.