Mix of the Week – Nolan “After the Afters” (PFG)

Our Mix of the Week is headed up by none other than Brighton’s Tim Nolan (aka Cypherpunx & Flip Fantasia) with his 3 hour mix on the Prog Fun Goodness (PFG) series.

Nolan uploaded from his vinyl collection to make this incredibly generous 3 hour mix entitled “After The Afters DJ Mix”; in his own words words….

“Back from the after hours to finish the big night out with a back to mine session! The first hour we still have some juice left in the tank but as the sun continues to rise forcing it’s way through the crack in the curtains casting shards of light onto the smoke filled room we drift down into downtempo ambient electronica and chillout where beatmatching becomes simple blending trying to hold on to the last moments of energy until our eye lids can stay open no longer! This 3 hour session is recorded from vinyl albums i’ve bought or featured on over the last few years including a couple of reissues of classic records i’ve played so much they’d worn out so I needed to buy fresh copies. Lay back kick it, enjoy the ride!”

Straddling House, Disco, Breaks & Prog with a unique twist and an eye for the underground NOLAN is making serious waves right now, with key releases on Mobilee, LNOE, Bedrock, Circus, Kittball, MadTech, Crew Love, Get Physical, OFF, Gruuv & Connaisseur Recordings. His collaboration with legendary actor Idris Elba caused quite a stir with it’s no nonsense anti EDM stance. The vinyl release of which, with its analog heavy Of Norway remix featured as the opening track on John Digweed’s Transitions radio show which then led to the NOLAN guest mix on show 511.

NOLAN’s debut release ‘Thief’ which was snapped up by New York’s Nurvous Records, making its way into the discerning boxes of Maceo Plex & Wolf + Lamb. His follow up EP was released on vinyl by the exquisite Connaisseur Recordings, with a bumping Paradise Garage-inspired disco track alongside a stunning revision of an MK classic. Followed by a sizzling hot vinyl EP on Audiojack’s GRUUV imprint with remixes courtesy of John Tejada and Poker Flat’s Kyodai. Then came ‘Go Slow’ with it’s choice remixes from Miguel Puente & a young Finnebassen who’s remix clocked well over 5 million views on YouTube. His collaborations with Soul songstress Rachel Adedeji created a huge buzz amongst the DJ community featuring remixes from DJ T, Sharam Jey, Climbers & ATFC. Which was followed by a slew of releases on Low Steppa’s Simma Black, Sleazy Deep, ALiVE, King Street, Dear Deer, Sakura Music & a vinyl release on Sex Panda White with remixes from Kevin Over, Telonius (Gomma) + Matt Fear & Kreature.

But it’s one of NOLAN’s collaborations with Amber Jolene which is proving hard to beat. The sublime remix by Danish rising star KANT resonated around Ibiza island and features on Toolroom Ibiza CD, Pure Salinas, Coco Beach, Armada Sunset + Ministry Of Sound Chilled House Ibiza compilation CDs and has also now had over 13 million views on YouTube alone!

Not one to rest on his laurels Nolan’s next collaboration with the inimitable Forrest came out on KITTBALL featuring remixes from Hot Creations duo Raumakustik and label boss P.A.C.O.

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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.