he s the man of the moment. james nidecker, rising star of the dutch technoscene, is always sure to raise an eyebrow or two. not only his djsets, where the amsterdam based artist is often getting the crowds wild with his dark gothpunklike outfits, but also his recent productions can be called mindblowing. nidecker perfectly knows how to combine his dark vocals with uplifting beats, combining influences from electro and minimal techno. s.t.a.l.k.e.r is the culmination of his talents, a hit record already wandering around the dutch clubscene for a while, now finally released on alexander koning s upstruct imprint.
the aside of this release provides a more than outstanding remix from dave ellesmere. renowned for his collaboration with producer 2000 and one under their name microfunk, but nowadays also reaching international fame under his own guise, ellesmere turns s.t.a.l.k.e.r into an ideal dj tool. with a length close to nine minutes, his mix slowly takes the funk of nidecker s rhythms to an upwinding, more techhouse based floorburner.
the other side of this ep is more about the clubs, with dutch dj producer georgio schultz and alexander koning together transforming s.t.a.l.k.e.r into a housetrack like there s no other. here, the unique vocals of nidecker are combined with more melodic, sometimes crazy sounds, always keeping the original flow of the track alive, but taking the best parts of this clubhit to a next level.
plays by:shlomi aber, alexander koning, karotte, shinedoe, namito, dubfire, raresh, ellen allien, bart skils, gel abril, laurent garnier, anderson noise, nuno dos santos etc