Following on from two extremely well received singles on Nang we are pleased to release a mighty-fine album from the Saint-Petersburg based Kim and Buran. The group have been around on the disco scene for nearly 12+ years now and with their unique styles of twists and tones. A hook up with Nang was definitely overdue. The foursome cover a kaleidoscope of styles with their music, brushing through the phases of disco, soul, funk and electronic sounds.
The group seem to have a fondness for travel... particularly of the airline and space variety. Its not only the song titles that reflect this, it’s the constant momentum and escapism within the music itself. 70s funk crosss-overs, cosmic pads, arppegiated firefly synths all power the tracks along. All complimented and enhanced with the rolling guitar riffs and picked lines.
Following on from Nangs 50th and 100th releases from Loudery, we pull off a prosaic feat of sequential engineering with Nang 150; a new track from Nang Label head-honcho, Loudery.
"Ponies It's the Flowertruck" could be an ode to a country walk or could be a title generated at random on a funky internet "name your song" site. We aren't sure to be honest. But enough about the name, onto the music. Take 1) large slab of 80s synths (Jupiter 8s, the trusty MKS 7 and the System 700) 2) a big dose of swinging Linn Drum 3) some twangy, plucky Stratocaster and 4) the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Those are the ingredients, now set the style guide to an ABC "Lexicon of Love" instrumental b-side and set to brew on a steamy hard drive for 15 months (yeah that is about how long it takes Loudery to finish a single track).
Back in 2013 we were ever so pleased to release the debut album from Madrid based DJ and all around nice chap Rayko. The album spawned three singles and went down a treat. Now returning to Nang for a planned second album Rayko premiers the first new material in the form of a single release "Crazy".
"Crazy" has all the flavors you expect in a Nang record. Big disco grooves, layers of melody and musicality all wrapped up with just a touch of tongue-in-cheekiness. Crazy revolves around a strummed guitar riff and multiple punchy synths flying in from all angles.
The Mexican collective Future Feelings crew of Fernando Dimare, Juan Soto (an existing Nang warrior), Thomass Jackson and Dan Solo are back. The talented foursome follow up their "Downtown Girl" debut with the second single from their eponymous album. "Find Out" has alterady featured on the Beach Disco 6 compilation and here we are pleased to be presenting it in all its remixed glory.
We like our 80s sounds here at Nang but with this little cracker from Russian based producer Hot Hot Hawk (AKA Ilya Potapov) we really are taking the Rubik's Cube, Neon and Turbo to max.
The opening track "Atlanta Skyline" sees the producers cram in the 80s references to the max. Its all there, digital crunchy synths, big bold arepragaited bass lines, jazzy-funk guitar and the accenting synth bells. We love it. The tune itself is full of emotional lifts and breaks and powers on at a pace. This one is more Breakfast club soundtrack territory.