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Christian Nielsen debuts on Maceo Plex’s Ellum imprint with the ‘Love Struck’

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Danish DJ/Producer Christian Nielsen debuts on Maceo Plex’s Ellum imprint with the ‘Love Struck’ EP this May.

The four-track EP continues a strong start to 2020 with releases from Raxon and Avision. True to the label’s form it is all about weighty, characterful cuts from Nielsen. He’s an artist who has previously chalked up releases for the likes of Kompakt, Of Unsound Mind and Play it Down.

The titular opener of ‘Love Struck’ is a swaggering, low slung affair with a growling bassline underpinning a pitch-shifted vocal refrain and piercing rave stabs. A mutant beast which fuses techno, Garage and raves aesthetics in anthemic style. The skeletal rhythms and gritty acid flair of ‘For Myself’ follow in a track that, through some nifty builds, manages to pull off a big room energy as much as it does a basement vibe. ’Switch’ is next up and, with a rock-solid groove, vocal sample and subaquatic tones, displays just how well Nielsen can create a monster with few elements.

The heaviest track, ‘Pulse’ is our premiere on NUDE today. It rounds off ‘Love Struck’ with a huge, padding kick drum and resonant percussive lead doing the heavy lifting while counterpointed by judiciously employed warm, cossetting jazz flute licks.

Check out ‘Pulse’ below and grab it here.

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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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