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Nhan Solo ft. Hollis P Monroe – Scary People

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nhan_mother.jpgLabel: Mother Score: 8/10 

If you’ve followed Nhan Solo’s productions thus far, you’ll have noted that they tend to veer in the direction of the dancefloor. His latest release sees him collaborate with one of house music’s most prolific and inspiring voices, with the man behind ‘‘I’m Lonely” (as well as relative newcomer, Overnite) working in tandem with the Mother Recordings boss – and in a good way – it’s crafted on a similarly sumptuous tip to what we’ve seen before.

First up on the release in question is the title track, ”Scary People”. The title is tongue-in-cheek for sure, but the vibes are very much unquestionable, as Solo bursts out an infectiously catchy bassline and pairs it with a series of vocals – sometimes wailing, sometimes sliced and sometimes sultry. It’s a dizzying amalgamation for sure, and one that works wonders here too.

The Mekanism’s remix is the pick of the bunch though, as the prolific Frenchman draws the listener down a dark lane that echoes London’s famous garage sound, before Hollis P. Monroe and Overnite combine under their Black 80s moniker to close off the EP. Their remix is another that’s sure to cause a stir, as it gravitates towards organic, synthetic, analogue soundspheres, and closes the package amongst a cloud of warm, fuzzy energy. 

 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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