The much lauded No.19 Music serves up another excellent all Canadian affair for its next EP:behind it is producer & label co-owner Nitin, with remixes from live specialist The Mole and labelboss Jonny White aka Art Department who serves up his own hypnotic take on things.No.19 Music has been going back to its roots recently, bringing to the fore a steady stream ofincredible underground music from Torontos sons & daughters. 2016 closed out with thestandout single, Full Circle from Art Department in collaboration with AD/D, seeing supportacross the board for the return of Jonny Whites much loved moniker. However it is the longstanding partnership of White & Nitin that is the true central pillar of the No.19 story, and its thelatter that offers up here what is almost certainly his most impressive work to date.Nitin has spent 20 years deeply immersed in music, working as a DJ, producer, label owner andpromoter. He has a singular style that is fresh and forward thinking, fusing the deeper elements ofhouse and techno. As a DJ he has traversed the globe, playing everywhere from fabric toPanorama Bar, Warung to Output (NYC).Kicking off this heavweight package is the original of Sunday Grey, a beautifully atmospherictrack where rolling drums have you swaying as gentle synths pan left and right. A backdrop ofsubtle vinyl crackle sounds like waves breaking and adds to the soothing effect whilst the crispperc and dangling hi hats suck you further into the mix. Some tender and heartfelt chords gentlyjoin the picture in the second half and mark this one out as truly beautiful.In the accomplished remix from leading producer and label boss Art Department, things are moredirect and energetic. The drums are big and rubbery, the hi hats rip up the groove and the synthsare rounded and bulbous. Its a masterfully menacing version with cosmic keys adding colour andfinishing it in style. Wagon Repair and Perlon man and master live technician The Mole then getsto work by layering in waify synths, hiccuping drums and plenty of rich textures and intricatedetails that make for an infectious micro-groove.Last of all, Nitins absorbing Black Sand Beach is a soft and lush deep house affair with resonanthits, pinging drums and droning pads that are propulsive yet perfectly smooth and serene.This is a compelling and highly effective EP that shows Nitin for the true production talent that heis and is another signifier of the excitement building around the No.19 label once again.
Published: 31st March 2017