Artist : Nicson
Name : Cannonball
Label : Disc Over
Cat No : DISCOVER003
Release : 30th May 2014
Genre : House
Relative new comer Nicson, real name Vincente Rodriguez, delivers a well rounded EP here for the excellent Tim Greens’ new label Disc Over. Featuring previously as a guest remixer, this is his first full release and shows off his considerable talents very well.
Before now he has also released on Flumo Recordings and has proven himself to be an adept studio hand with a unique house perspective, so it’s for that reason that he has more music coming out on Souvenir and Get Physical.The four-track package comes with a great remix from long standing house champion, DIY Discs man and former member of downbeat duo Bent, namely Nail aka Neil Tolliday.
What can I tell you about the tracks? Well, each one is masterfully crafted and sound as if they could have been written at any point in the last 20 years. Light Rider (renamed as Late Night Rider) is a low slung chugging affair built around a nagging synth line and elastic bass. Its groovy warm up fodder of the highest order and would sound equally at home in the early hours on the right system.
The remix of Simple Things by ex-Bent man, Neil Tolliday is everything you would expect from such a seasoned professional. Having been involved in house music since the early 90s appearing on labels like Classic and more recently, Robsoul and his own label Shabby Doll. The groovy grabs you by the scruff of the neck and leads you down merry path! a nagging off beat stab, hard as nail drums and well crafted bass form the base of this track as dreamy synths and well placed vocal snips drift in and out to create a wonderfully textured tech house master piece.
My personal favourite is the wonderful New Beginning, a track I have been playing out with great success for the last month. I even featured it in a recent guest mix for Ian Dillon’s Concept radio show. Again its the powerful synth which develops mid track from another incredibly danceable bass line. Honestly, if this doesn’t get your hips swinging, just stop listening to dance music. You don’t get it!