Berlin-based Producer & DJ Budakid returns to Watergate Records, this time with Dutch native, regular collaborator, and label newcomer Nordfold with the sublime two track ‘United’ EP, released on 13 May.
‘United’ EP is inspired by dancefloors reawakening after two years of the silence. The dreamy title track ‘United’ is packed full of atmosphere, with swirling pads, ascendant chords, and a sky-reaching melody. ‘Aika’ offers a deeper insight into their musical union, showcasing their deftness in crafting propulsive and pacier dancefloor heat.
Budakid and Nordfold said: “In the silence of last year’s pandemic, we felt the urge and need to reunite. ‘United’ was created during curfews and lockdowns, as we dreamed of being outside again, reaching our hands up in the wide open air. Whenever possible, we would travel between Amsterdam and Berlin to work on this, stay inspired and motivated. With ‘Aika’, we were going for a different vibe. A club interpretation of this spacious feeling. A melodic groover that suits every context. Where ‘United’ takes you to the clouds, ‘Aika’ is its counterpart and keeps you rooted.”
Both tracks are receiving strong support, including from award winning Black Coffee, Rampa, Marcus Worgull, Henry Saiz, Armen Miran, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Nick Warren, Fur Coat, Tim Engelhardt, Animal Trainer, Eelke Kleijn and many others.
Following Budakid’s celebrated release ‘Sweet Ease’ / ‘Hybrid Society’ with Watergate mainstay Matthias Meyer last Autumn which hit No.1 on Beatport Indie Dance, Budakid has continued to bolster his reputation as a sought-after producer, stacking his discography with more releases on prominent labels such as Lost & Found, Disco Halal and Knee Deep In Sound. Budakid recently enjoyed sell-out tour dates in India, along with an acclaimed debut North and South American tour.
Nordfold meticulously crafts his work, combining sounds from field recordings with musical aspects from different eras and genres. Intrigued by the infinite character of the Nordic landscapes, he tries to evoke a similar musical experience of spaciousness. Nordfold appears on pioneering labels like Anjunadeep, Stil Vor Talent and Atlant and got heavily supported by BBC1 radio in the last years.
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