DJ, edit entrepreneur – Record Mission Records & record dealer Nick The Record has added another tab to his busy calendar with the launch of a label Natural House for showcasing new material & remixes.
I Appreciate by Nick & Jaime Read has become an underground hit with support from Antal, Mr. Scruff, MCDE, Francois K, Palms Trax, Colleen Cosmo Murphy, John Gomez, Tom Of England and Gilles Peterson – who licensed it for the Paul Smith show at Paris Fashion week.
Also getting support from Tama Sumo & Lakuti who said it’s huge in Berlin. But phones are banned in the Berlin clubs so I’ve not seen any evidence…
Still getting regular DJ play (heard twice in Indonesia last week) &
Still selling regularly on Bandcamp.
Studio 58’s ‘Birds Of Paradise’ is a place where Highlife meets House with a smile wider than its face. Mandjou Koné hailing from Burkina Faso gives us ‘Wamian’ which is perfectly pulled into the heart of the danceﬂoor with all manner of deftly deployed devices.
Absolutely essential ﬂoor pieces from a man who knows. In the late 90s Nick recorded a tribute to Fela Kuti with Tim Hutton under the Soul Ascendants moniker. Tribute turned into an NYC underground anthem and was huge at Shelter & Body & Soul, often getting played 3 times a night. For the Soul Ascendants they worked with Tony Allen of Fela’s Afrika 70 Band and on this new release Nick brings his love of African music onto the modern dancefloor with 2 peak time remixes.