Artist : Christian Nielsen
Title : Slanguage EP
Label : 8bit-records
Cat No : 8bit078
Genre : House
Review by Andy Howarth
Ahhh 8-Bit, how you spoil us with your consistently thumping House riddims! A new EP from Christian Nielsen should appease those of you who are familiar with the uncompromising full-bodied sound of the label, and especially those of the Steve Lawler persuasion.
Straight out the gate, it’s bold rolling basslines and sharp crisp House percussion that’s delivered with a shotgun, rather than a gentle tap on the shoulder. Make no mistake, if you’re looking for warm-up material, head elsewhere… this is peaktime floor fodder. Both ‘Back To Basics’ and ‘Fembot’ contain the aforementioned chugging House sound, and you’ll more than likely hear one of these blasting over the system at DC10 or Sankeys this summer.
‘Far From Lazy’ offers a slightly different approach and marries an R&B-esque vocal to a stripped back beat arrangement. The vocals provide the smooth groove of the track, and whilst there’s very little else going on in terms of content, they keep it interesting enough not to scare a crowd from the dancefloor.
EP closer ‘Slanguage’ pulls us back into more sunny climates, and the classic backing percussion loop (which you’ll probably recognise from David James’ Ibiza anthem ‘Always’) has terrace written all over it. It’s a suitably vibrant finisher for yet another sterling release from the 8-Bit guys, and a cracking addition to Mr Nielsens curriculum vitae. Get involved