Spring time again, time for the yearly slice of Nang Arrayness. Our recipe stays the same for the 6th year in a row, that being 1/3 Nang hits from the past year 1/3 up and coming Nang hot hits and 1/3 new and groovy tunes that have floated in to us across the Nangscape.
First through the doors is a the lead single from one of our favourite new Italian acts, Disco Doubles. They have an album primed for Nang release later in the year. For now though "Poseidon" with its big swinging beats and elastic grooves is the perfect opener. TK Wonder adding some old school 1981 New York rap flavors. Next up we hook up with a new producer Moon Mood from Belarus. His track "Stargazing" is full of the signature Nang grooves, vibes and musicality. Nuuro AKA Arca (producer of Kanye West, Bjork and FKA Twigs) is next up. We were lucky to catch this Argentinian producer-of-the-moment right at the beginning of his star ascending career. Here the groovy Kim and Buran get Nu Disco with their remix of his track "Avila".
Sometimes we like to try something a bit different. Often the process of creating an album can be a not-so-simple task: which tracks are the singles? Which is the “breather” track? Do we have ten songs? Have we covered all the bases? The list goes on. Sometimes the answer is to throw convention out the window and just try to harness a burst of energy and get it down on eighteen minutes-a-side of vinyl.
Beppe Loda and Egotrya have lately found a place on Nang's shelf, being our well received 126th release. The single 'Wind', with remixes from Andromeda Orchestra and JMRS, lead us to decide to re-issue one of their most outstanding records to date: on the 24th of November we're dropping Egotrya's 'Four Elements'.
The "Space" project was put together by producer JP Illescuo in 1977. It all started with the "Magic Fly" melody which was originally a slow-tempo piano piece by Didier "Ecama" Marouani. JP added Paris session musician stalwarts Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top into the mix and energized a upbeat and futuristic sound based around synthesizers and a pounding 4/4 beat. The 'Magic Fly' single was originally released in 1977 and became a hit all over Europe and the US. The album of the same name followed the same year featuring 7 tracks of futuristic soundscapes for the downtrodden 70s.
The Parisian band embarked on series of European tours and appearances. On stage they used to wear Astronaut's helmets: their stage presence and their unique look and sound have inspired a wide number of artists, from minor to major acts, including the world wide famous duo Daft Punk.