Nang Presents:
New Masters Series Vol. 5

Over the past 10 years Situation have been creating a diverse and wonderful range of remixes. Now, Nang proudly presents Vol. 5 of the New Masters Series, compiled by Mr Mulatto & Frank Situation, the driving force behind the Bristol based collective.

Situation also includes fellow musicians James Payne on bass/lead guitar and Dom Thompson on Keys, who often united to producing original compositions, as well as a plethora of unique edits, revisiting a diverse selection of music by some of their favorite artists, old and new. Furthermore they are known for running their own label Situationism and have gained wide support from the likes of Ashley Beedle, Groove Armada, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, Pete Herbert, plus Greg Wilson who included one on his infamous BBC Radio 1 Essential mix.

Disco - Soulful house - acid - synth pop -

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DJ Rocca

Italian producer and musician DJ Rocca (AKA Luca Roccatagliati) is back on Nang. Rocca has been around the dance music block a few times; having collaborated with the likes of Howie B, Zed Bias, Daniele Baldelli and Jazzanova. He has also remixed a whole host of artists such as Oliver Koletzki, Luke Solomon, Blaze and even Flock of Seagulls. Now our friend gets his own spotlight to shine with his debut solo artist album, Isole.

'Isole' consists of eight eclectic songs; the steady, deep beats of 'Alcatraz','Taquile' and 'Hong Kong' juxtapose the euphoric 'Tokyo', a warm sunset of a track. 'Nassau', written with fellow Rome-based Rodion showcases sensual and percussive waves of synth, whereas 'Favignana', written with Kool Water (aptly named after an Island off the southern coast of Italy) takes you deep underwater through its distorted build-up. 'Stone Town', written with Dimitri from Paris who is influenced by 1970s funk and disco, encompasses the marimba in keeping with the beachy feel of the record. Finally, the jazzy track 'London' written with Jukka Reverberi could have been inspired by DJ Rocca's work with the critically acclaimed jazz musician Franco D'Andrea, with whom DJ Rocca created the 'Electric Tree Project' which fuses jazz and electronics.

DJ Rocca has been touring his energetic sets globally over the last few years in clubs in Berlin, Paris, London, Oslo, Bruxelles, Vienna, Zurich, Bern, Helsinki, Brazil, Turkey and Croatia. Stay tuned for more solo and collaborative venture on Nang too.

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Soda Pimps: Angels 10 Fox One Away & Senga Beats (Best In You)

Soda Pimps are the unlikely pairings of Bhutan-born Tandin Norbu and Chilean Timmy Jorje. Both multi-instrumentalists as well as being masters of the instruments of their home countries, Soda Pimps make slick nu-disco aural monuments.

For their debut release on Nang the pair got together in Wolfsburg, Germany, in the Volkswagen workers' recreational sports ground to sculpt their latest disco epic. Tandin is all about the groove and drums, taking lessons from his time in the Bhutan Teenage Youth Drum Theatre while Timmy oozes slick melodies honed from exposure to Latin songs from a young age.

The first track, 'Angels 10 Fox One Away', is made for blissing out to; a chilled-out instrumental tune in which the low drum grooves and funky bass lick carry the track to a close. Up next on the single is 'Senga Beats (Best In You)'. The stylistically auto-tuned lyrics: 'I want the best of you, give me the best in you' are reminiscent of Daft Punk's hits. Heavy use of electronic synths drive the song, taking you from the disco to the beach, with ocean sounds transfused into the background producing a Balearic soundscape.

You can expect to hear more from Soda Pimps on Nang in the near future...