Apersonal Music is excited to introduce a very special collaboration between Massimiliano Pagliara and Jules Etienne that goes by the name of Egyptian Nipples. The duo has extensively worked together on various projects and as very good friends it was just a matter of time before Egyptian Nipples was born.
The songs on “Back but Half EP” were originally composed and produced by Jules Etienne. Massi then proposed Jules to re-work them and add his additional production. The result is an ode to 80s inspired song writing, analogue grittiness and heavenly melodies.
The niddle starts its ride with the piece from which the EP takes its name "Back but Half" - a NYC disco inspired space disco monster with whispery vocals and spacey synth lines. Followed by the
darker "Bottle of Mine", taking almost an italo style backing to modern waters, the wall of synthesized sound is just impressive and a perfect match to the dark vocals.
Now flip the vinyl... "L.A. Melody" takes a stroll in the proto house camp with syncopated guitar and keys laying a lovely mood of synthesized dance floor mayhem. Next is "Weekend Lover" - a
heavy piece of analogue drums and bass, with an almost eerie feeling, a perfect late night, early morning dark room feel to it. And there is hardly a finer way to end an EP than the uplifting mid tempo house chugger that goes by the name of "Monaco".
The names behind Egyptian Nipples are no strangers to the underground house scene. Massimiliano Pagliara, Italian born, Berlin based dj and producer who is obsessed with analog synths and eclectic deep fusion of disco & house. His highly praised album Focus for Infinity on Live at Robert Johnson and his various collaborations with Snax, Lemercier and the Lala by, Molly Nilsson, Daniel Wang and Discodromo made him a name to watch in 2013 and beyond.
Jules Etienne is a French producer/composer and performance musician based in Berlin. His work
covers a wide range of genres from electronic music to acoustic chamber pop. He's the Singer of the Band Jules Etienne E Le Volpi, collaborating as The Hints with Quarion on the vinyl only label Retreat, the producer and drummer of Lemercier's project "Lala by" on My favorite robot, one third of [sic!] on Meakusma, and one part of the house music duo "Gui.Tar" on Careless records and Punkt Musik.
Published: 25th April 2013