Nut Records – Barcelona

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On a recent trip to Barcelona, I  stumbled across Nut Records, a small record shop tucked away down an alley in the Gothic District. I happened to be on my way to another record vendor, when I pointed out a vintage store to my girlfriend and this place happened to be next to it. Like all records collectors, I make it a necessity to have a look around the shops wherever I am. I Had just come from a market where I had  hoped of stumbling across some gems but instead spent two hours digging through the worst dregs Spain has to offer. So when I walked into Nut Records and the first thing I saw was Eric Miller’s ep on Sushi Tech, a record I’d bought a month previously, I knew I wasn’t going home empty-handed. The Record stall consisted of 6 or seven milk crates full of records up the

The Record stall consisted of 6 or seven milk crates full of records up the right-hand side and three 1210’s up the right. The reassuring sound of gentle tech house filled the background. I got talking to the guy working there, and it turned how he co-owned the place, We spoke about some of the records and I then asked him to show me some recommendations, to which he didn’t disappoint. I picked out about five records to listen to, he picked me out about 25, at which point I told my girlfriend I’m gonna be a while.

Anyway, Here’s some of the records I got.

 

  Barac – Verniana EP

Released on Frankfurt-based label, Pressure Traxx this time last year, Barac is a rising star in the growing Romanian minimal scene. Here’s a great interview with him, done recently by Resident advisor – https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2554

 

Domenico Rosa – Roots On Roof EP

 

This was another recommendation from the guy at the shop, and I could see he was really into it by the fifth time it had been played , and I could see why. Rosa has created a real audio identity for himself skewing the border, dipping between deep and minimal house. This is the seventh release on his Imprints label and it’s easy  to see why it’s already sold out on Juno a day after being released.

 

Nima Gorji – Connections EP

Four solid originals for various situations from the veteran of the house / minimal electronic music scene.

 

Harvey Sutherland Bermuda EP

The Aussie must have felt pretty chuffed when he got the call about releasing on MCDE recordings, the self-titled record label of the legendary selector Danilo Plessow aka Motor City drum ensemble. Born Mike Katz, Harvey Sutherland has risen in popularity due to his distinctive cosmic boogie synths. Coming across this was a pleasant surprise and out of the four record featured, was the only one I picked out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preview: Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found

Fast becoming the queen of UK music, Annie mac is working tirelessly to cement this title. Having seen her two weeks ago at the House of Vans Birthday it’s easy to see how she meets the needs of a variety of crowds. Her stature in the UK scene (and worldwide) has culminated in her having the pull to convince thousands of Brits to head to Malta in early April for her very own festival.

We aren’t going to deny, that the lineup isn’t groundbreaking in terms of programming, but it’s a safe, talented bill which will do the job for the audience present.

Here’re our top five sets to see over the festival.

1.Hudson Mohawke b2b Mark Ronson

For us the most exciting set of the festival. Mark Ronson is one of the most prolific producers of our time. He’s a producer that unlike most, presents himself as the artist. He still, however, puts in a strong amount of DJ sets. Accompanying Ronson is another world class producer who has been working with the likes of Drake And Kanye in recent times and that is Hudson Mohawke. This promises to be a memorable set.

2. Martinez Brothers 

One thing for sure the Martinez Bro’s Know how to bring the party. They May be labelled as circuit DJ’s but it’s for a good reason. You can’t go wrong with these guys.

3.  Bicep

The Northern Irish lads have really risen to prominence over the last the couple years, which now see’s them high up on most line up’s in today’s leading electronic music festivals. We are looking forward to hearing them drop some of their rare finds.

4.  Stormzy 

Off the back of multiple performances at SXSW, Stormzy is Gracing Malta with his domineering presence. In what’s a predominantly dance orientated lineup, Stormzy brings the live factor to the festival, showing  some of the best that Britain has to offer.

5. DJ EZ

After Completing his 24 hour set for Cancer Research, we couldn’t not include EZ. Not only that but his incredible mixing style cements him as one of the best DJ’s around. We are looking forward to him gracing the stage with his presence.

We will also be bringing you videos and images, live from the festival Via our Instagram.