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Young but with a classic touch, the young Italian Nicholas is the perfect culprit to rewind the past two decades of Nu Groove and put them ‘Back On Track’.
‘Back On Track’ takes a snapshot of a time when house music was putting down roots, its earthy textures raw and engulfing. Nu Groove was at the forefront at that moment in time, pledging its allegiance to a new type of music. Now Needwant revisits its zenith asking the young luminary Nicholas to give his own interpretation on Nu Groove’s classic releases. The sound is intuitive, eager and highly satisfying encompassing the early throws of garage and deep and primal elements of vintage house.
There are few record labels that manage to leave a lasting imprint on the musical landscape and deserve celebration some twenty years on. Then, Nu Groove is unlike other record labels. A record label and musical institution based in New York, Nu Groove was created in the early throws of house music’s birth, 1988 and closing up sometime in 1992. In those four short years the label went on to give the world over one hundred releases. The output was unpredictable, the styling simple and the sound the pure cream of the underground. Never trying to please or adhere to one sound, the music crossed genres like they didn’t exist. It was everything a record label should and shouldn’t have been.
‘Back On Track’ is an interpretation on the back catalogue of Nu Groove brought up to date the young Italian native, Nicholas. Needwant first discovered the 26 year old Nicholas through his own self styled edits reinventing the classic sounds of the nineties. His innovative use working with the early dawns of house music have led to countless remixes and reedits on many labels. Highlights include the Robert Owens and Mario Basanov remixes for Needwant. His emphasis is on content not technology. Diva samples commanding soul and warm inviting synthesizers breath heavily in his tracks.
Nicholas presents the forgotten records from the Nu Groove catalogue on ‘Back On Track’ like only he knows how, telling his own story of the early days of house music and keeping the spirit alive for a genre that continues to heavily influence dance music today.
Album launch party Saturday 12th November at Basing House
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