Release Date: 6th October 2017
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London-based producer Lokane returns to Nervous Horizon for the first time since 2016 EP ‘Visions’ with new five-track project, ‘WINGS’.
Moving away from his more familiar club constructions, including tracks like ‘Body Double VIP’ — a standout on recent label compilation, ‘Nervous Horizon Volume 2’ — ‘WINGS’ was conceived with the aim of bringing US rap to the UK dance underground. In doing so, Lokane reached out to recruit two US heads; Chicago drill rapper Mikey Dollaz and Queens’ Dai Burger, to serve as the main voices of the record. Dollaz has previously worked with Planet Mu trio, Silk Road Assassins, while Burger collaborated with Darq E Freaker on 2016 single, ‘Choppin’ Necks’.
In and amongst the hyper-intense 808 trap patterns and bright, colourful SFX of EP tracks like ‘Blocked’ and ‘Levels’, Lokane also delves deeper into his own sound design, veering off the drum-focused, club tool path into more conceptual, artistic spaces. Exploring rich sound and textural palettes — from cold and industrial on final track ‘Royalé’, a collaboration with label co-head TSVI, to wildly abstract and futuristic on ‘Blocked’ — ‘WINGS’ is a bold and ambitious record from another of Nervous Horizon’s most prized assets.
2. 100 ft. Mikey Dollaz
3. Blocked ft. Dai Burger
5. Royalé ft. TSVI
About Nervous Horizon
Established by Italian producers TSVI & Wallwork in 2015, Nervous Horizon are a label and party collective with a firm desire to re-shape London’s clubbing landscape. Having already made waves as producers, most notably on a killer 12” for Black Acre in 2016, it is as an imprint that has already made serious headway, unearthing gems in drum-heavy producers like Lloyd SB, Luru, Lokane and most recently, DJ Missdevana. Nervous Horizon music has also enjoyed heavy rotation across BBC Radio networks, with co-signs from Giles Peterson, Mary Anne-Hobbs, Jamz Supernova and Toddla T.
TSVI and Wallwork also help co-run off-shoot club night, Acid Fantasy, alongside Akito and Loom, the latter of whom also featured on recent label compilation, Nervous Horizon Volume 2.
Although still very much on the ascent, their willingness to challenge existing structures and put new producers on the map make Nervous Horizon one of the most exciting new labels coming out of London in 2017.