House maestro Nile Delta returns as the architect of the "Aztec EP", his third release for Cut Copy’s label Cutters Records. Building on the solid foundations of his debut release ‘Channel / All This’ and the anthemic vinyl-only tune ‘Dance To The Rhythm’ this third outing provides the most effortless and promising release to date.
Nile Delta's Aztec (12" Version) is a warehouse-sized acid beast propelled by hypnotic congas, and a trance-like vocal chant provided byJohn Parkinson of rising Melbourne band Worlds End Press. The B-side "Achilles" is similarly ancient in title, but futuristic in nature. It infuses the unlikely combination of driving acid rhythms and wonky filtered samples to floor-filling effect.
The release is accompanied by some great remixes of "Aztec". Emerging acieeed king Roland Tings (100% Silk) creates an irresistible hook-filled house groove out of re-pitched vocal stabs and metallic synths. Also John Talabot collaborator, Pional (Permanent Vacation) brings a deft production touch to his piano-house rework.
Published: 22nd August 2013