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They say all good things comes in threes, and with the marking of Nachtbrakers 3rd release for Heist, we can confirm this universal truth once again. Maurits Verwoerd comes back to Heist with more dancefloor muscle than ever before, and shows us great development of his sound: while keeping his unconventional drum patterns and love for the deeper side of house, he adds some filtered funk flavor along the way.
Gotta act to react drives on a saturated bassline, a hypnotizing guitar lick and some seriously loose hi-hats, but really delivers once those hard to place filtered hits come in. Pollo con Pollo is potentially Maurits most clear attempt at a straightforward groove, with a lovely dreamy guitar loop running throughout the track. Add his loose sense of arrangement and changeovers, and its still anything but straightforward. The B- side gets nice and weird with 2 versions of Intermezz(l)ow, the one being a lovely textured interlude and the other a rough drum workout built around the same theme.
When we asked Maurits who he wanted to have as a remixer, he suggested hed do a remix himself. We knew better than to argue with him, and since he is who he is, were not entirely surprised he came up with a great dubbed out acid-tinged flip of Gotta act to react. This EP really shows Nachtbrakers steady rise and will most likely take him out of the shadows he so enjoys, into headline territory and were glad to support him in this journey.
Sincerely yours, Lars & Maarten
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Heist Recordings was founded by Dam Swindle as a means to gain full control over their own releases, and to create a stage
for likeminded musicians to showcase their music. From the first release on Heist has been a go to label for proper underground house and electronic music. Now, nearly 50 releases in, Heist has brought forward artists like Frits Wentink, Nebraska, Fouk & Kassian....more