Nick Chaconas debut album has been a long time in the coming,the distillation of a decade of recording and producing for some of the worlds leading electronic music labels.But it has certainly been worth the wait as he teams up with the highly respected Moodmusic for the release of >Love in the Middle<, a collection of soul soaring and inspiring cuts that blur the imposed genre lines into non existence.
Nick Chacona’s debut album has been a long time in the coming, the distillation of a decade of recording and producing for some of the world’s leading electronic music labels. But it has certainly been worth the wait as he teams up with the highly respected Moodmusic for the release of .Love in the Middle’, a collection of soul soaring and inspiring cuts that blur the imposed genre lines into non existence. Brooklyn based Chacona began his music odyssey in the nineties, first as a DJ then producer, quickly gaining a reputation for an eclecticism born of his love of reggae and new found passion for house and disco. His breakthrough single .Band Practice’ brought him mass attention in the early noughties and led to partnerships with labels such as Ben Watt’s Buzzin Fly, 20:20 Vision, Bearfunk, Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal and of course Sasse’s Moodmusic. Whilst his recording career took of in a big way his talents as a DJ continued to bring him plaudits worldwide and saw him travelling the globe in the pursuit of musical perfection. And so, after ten long years in the studio, we finally have Chacona’s debut long player, the awesome .Love in the Middle’. Opening with the appropriately titled .Especial’ this album makes its intent clear from the very start with a warm and organic sound that dispels any concerns about this being a soulless .dance’ album. Deep, dubby and disco fuelled the opening cut gives way to the stunning .Turning and Tossing’ before running the gamut of musical emotions with superb collaborations with Sheffield’s Kathy Diamond (The Fear) and Brothers Vibe (Wait). This is an album that oozes emotion and production quality from every bar be it in the Mr Fingers inspired .Be Like Olive’ or the bassbin shaking .Eskayelator’, Chacona’s talent truly shines on this stunning collection of tracks. The sound of the album has been partly inspired by Nick’s travels during the making of "Love in the Middle". (added: 2010-02-24 17:40:41 )