nebraska pays tribute to the records that inspired him in the early 90s. original samples from various songs by his favourite hip hop production crew are re-presented in fresh combinations and at new tempos. crisp and crunchy.
two fresh dancefloor-friendly cut-ups from south londons nebraska. the guitar flips addictive jazz guitar loops over golden-era hardcore hip hop breaks. the vocoder obsessively re-thinks a tiny fragments of harmony from a less well-known version of a disco classic.
fold edition, nebraska fires up his own friends & relations label once again to take a trip into the strain of lilting, summery deep house that has previously fitted in so well on rush hour, mister saturday night and more. this time around nebraska is getting the remix treatment from an all star cast, leading in with the woozy, soul-soaked shuffle of session victim s treatment of -pintxos.- mr beatnick keeps things suitably deep when tackling -rat boogie,- all laid back disco patter and filtered funk, before marcel vogel goes one step further on -keep what ya got- and rolls out slow and juicy funk of the raunchiest kind.
nebraska fires up his own friends & relations label once again to take a trip into the strain of lilting, summery deep house that has previously fitted in so well on rush hour, mister saturday night and more. this time around nebraska is getting the remix treatment from an all star cast, leading in with the woozy, soul-soaked shuffle of session victim s treatment of -pintxos.- mr beatnick keeps things suitably deep when tackling -rat boogie,- all laid back disco patter and filtered funk, before marcel vogel goes one step further on -keep what ya got- and rolls out slow and juicy funk of the raunchiest kind.
one of our highlights of last year was nebraskas soften the wireless ep, with disco stomper khans bargain, and an amazing tom noble remix. since then, we’ve seen him take on quite a few live shows again, playing at claire during ade, and concrete for our label showcases. hes also managed to find a bit of time to focus on his fresh (new and cool) edit label friends and relations.
while still popping up on the likes of delusions of grandeur and mister saturday night, nebraska has been lately channeling much of his energy into his emergent friends & relations label as a vessel for his own productions. this third installment on the label kicks off with the warm, honey-coated chords of rien ne vas plus, which rides on an easy groove and lets the keys sing out in a hazy summer reverie. the version follows suit with a similar disposition, while both takes on dont you know on the b side deal in a common goal to gently coax all kinds of woozy soul sounds through a laid back house framework.
nebraska comes to razor-n-tape reserve with a 3-tracker of soul-laden sampley goodness primed for the floor. the title track drills deep to the depths of primal funk for an extended disco-house workout that stretches over the full a side. on flip we have a pair of slow-burners, with instant pressure juxtaposing modern r&b vocal flavor over a hypnotic rhythm track, and then keep on keeping on takes us back to the classic soul side with its gritty and gospel-infused groove.
south-east london producer nebraska returns with two more breakbeat-house nuggets for discerning dancefloors. the second release from the friends & relations label foregrounds a 70s fender rhodes sound in a contemporary setting. one for fans of classic maw and moodymann.
friends & relations is a freshly minted imprint based in peckham, a neighbourhood that has gone from run-down dump to hipster haven in the space of a few short years. the label s first missive comes from its founder and proud peckham-dweller, ali nebraska gibbs, a producer best known for his missives on rush hour and mister saturday night. it s a predictably strong release, with both -stop playing with my heart- and -keep what ya got- showcasing gibbs skill for turning rubbery disco and soul gems into tasty, club-ready house cuts. he s particularly good at teasing out tracks via judicious use of sampled loops, as the deeper and smokier closer, -rat boogie-, deftly proves.
jun kamoda is a producer, dj and mc from tokyo. new to the label but a friend of the party, jun came to mister sunday in nyc last year and ended up hanging around for a few days afterward, digging for records and sharing bowls of spaghetti with the boys. when he returned to japan, he got to working on the music we now present to you on the clay ep. this is jun blending loopy, psychedelic disco stylings with chugging drum work for three party-ready cuts. theyve been chopping up our dance floors months we’re excited to hear them do the same to yours.
SOFTEN THE WIRELESS EP (TOM NOBLE REMIX) (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D09.05.16
with releases on rush hour, mister saturday night and delusions of grandeur, nebraska is a man who needs little introduction. here, he delivers and amazing ep for heist, showcasing his talent for finding those catchy, but hard to pin-down samples. the soften the wireless ep navigates nicely between disco and house with 4 originals and an amazing tom noble remix. khans bargain will be the go to track the more disco minded listeners out there, with a catchy-as-hell synth line that you wish youd made up yourself. the remix, courtesy of nycs finest disco selector tom noble, goes on a clubbier path, turning the silky smooth original into a distorted house jam full of delays and filtered drums. the b-side sees nebraska turning towards the housier side of things himself, with the blues as a perfect example of minimalistic house. here, he uses only a small amount of elements to create an intoxicating and intense groove. it wont be long breezes through with a lighthearted arpeggio and some lovely dreamy vocals to set a more emotional vibe. ep closing track (digi only) varkala is somewhat of a special track, being dug up from an old hard disc and remastered for your listening pleasure. sincerely yours, lars & maarten
seven years and five volumes of treats down the line, retreat flips the script in 2016 and introduces a brand new remix series (cheekily) entitled re-treats! with nebraska, session victim and quarion reworking stables fromthe rtr back catalogue, re-treats vol.1 is a brilliant showcase of the art of the remix as each artist comes up with a truly personal take on the original material
for our 50th release on delusions of grandeur we’re pleased to bring you seven exclusive tracks from a mighty-fine collection of both existing dog artists and veritable newcomers alike. kicking off part one we have rush hour regular nebraska who manages to successfully combine elements of wait for it... trance and broken beat into an altogether more exciting and amazing way than that actually sounds on paper. organic, sampled drums with plenty of grit and dirt lay down a groove whilst spacey synth arps and an almighty break (in a subtle way) make this something of an epic which all of us here have fallen for in a big way.
nebraska is someone who’s tracks we’ve been loving for a good few years now and finally managed to pin him down for a release here on delusions of grandeur. the uk producer is something of an enigma, and despite some amazing releases on rush hour still remains resolutely underground and seems to keep his releases to a minimum, focusing on keeping the quality high rather than flooding the market with average material. once again, he brings the real deal with three drum-heavy warehouse jams to nice-up the dancefloor. aw-right (mute version) sets the tone with a raw house groove that keeps things stripped to the bare minimum. a bouncing bassline and rattling percussion break help to define the track but it’s the dusty, dubby approach to the mix which really makes the track shine. next up we have warp and weft, a similar sounding track but by dropping the bpm’s nebraska has created a sublime low-slung, bumpy groove to really move to. flipping over we’re treated to the brilliant eighty eights which will have you nodding your head like the churchill’s dog before you can say ‘looped up piano and bass one bar groove repeated for over eight and a half minutes shouldn’t work should it?’
quality extended player from smooth agent records featuring dope cuts from the uks nebraska who brings the super sick green marimba that is as much house as it is dirty tech, james black star johns techers untitled, & south africas blaq soul who finishes the 12 inch with down to my root.
*thonk*.... in drops a new nebraska album! 8 excellent house tracks. tip!over the past two years nebraska has released four eps for rush hour. this is now being followed up by his first album for the label. nine months after his >four for four< ep, we give you >displacement<
this is the fourth nebraska ep for rush hour. again, a strong 4 tracker. with nebraska summer lasts longer. with minor key memories he delivers four good spirited and uplifting house tracks. >this is the way< is an infectious, building disco groove which climaxes midway through. party time! the other three tracks are also fun loving, playful disco cut ups in true nebraska style that put a smile to any crowd. addictive stuff. nebrakas sound is something we cant get enough of!
quality extended player from smooth agent records featuring dope cuts from the uks nebraska who brings the super sick green marimba thats as much house as it is dirty tech, james blackstar johns techers untitled, & south africas blaq soul who finishes the 12 inch with down to my root.
third ep from the talented nebraska on rush hour... after the two variation eps, a weekend of my own brings us four strong house tracks.side a features the deeper tracks. the lush soho grand oozes a touch of magic, while the snappier >a weekend of my own< has perfect late night drive to it. side b opens with the disco-fied >time has come pt. 1<. this is peak-time business. the same can certainly said of >masala dosa<, this infectious jazz groove rides on a finger snapping bounce. bam! for fans of rick wade, theo parrish, trusme et al
again four tracks that will surely make you swing. our favorite has always been my brother, a peak time disco jazz cut, which has made the disco floors erupt on many occasions. the original version of my father continues along those lines. off ramp and worldless narrative both are cool boogie tracks, which make up for another winner from nebraska. for fans of rick wade, theo parrish, trus me et al.
ever since hearing the terrestrial variations ep and later the vicarious disco ep we have been big fans of nebraskas work. thats why we were happy and surprised at the same time when we found out he had an unreleased ep in his catalog...
here s an appetizer before the full length nebraska album drops on dl. vicarious disco (alt. mix) is a slightly different mix of one of the key album tracks, a combination of an insistent looped up riff, soaring orchestral strings, and a hot nickels synth bassline. me me me goes more juan style techno, all portamento slides and peppered staccato melodies a jacker! for the b side, we asked one of our all-time favorite producers to remix vicarious disco soul 223, aka stasis. its similar in style to his other soul 223 stuff, his personalized take on detroit beatdown house.
cd version of this summers nebraska double vinyl album...with added extras tip! over the past two years nebraska has released a bunch of well received eps for rush hour. the follow up to this series is his first album for the label. nine months after his >four for four< ep, we give you >displacement<
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN EP - REMIX EP (REMIXES BY NEBRASKA, BAL5000, JAY HAZE, BLACK LOOPS)
12" Vinyl D30.11.17
with the quality of the original-tracks ep we had to provide the best remix(es) ep we could. that s why we chose to work with incredible artists such as nebraska , black loops , the almighty jay haze & fellow-lithuanian producer bal5000.
very worthy 180g 2x12? pack - limited and only once per year, immediately sold out in the last years! collectors watch list: the standout tracks of the second year of heist get remixed by the label artists of that year.
volume one of a two-volume twelve-inch set featuring tunes from eamon harkin and justin carters mix cd, weekends and beginnings. this volume features a beatless ambient acid journey from bass clef, an obscure gem from nebraska, and a long sought after maurice fulton remix of alice smiths love endeavor. maurices remix is cut to a full side of vinyl at 45rpm, and both sides were mastered by the ever extraordinary matt colton. it sounds phenomenal!