Poker Flat Recordings drop more summer-defining grooves via the talented Italian new-comer Nico Lahs. Already building a formidable reputation for both his exquisitely produced tracks and his party animal exploits, Nico brings more heat for the clued-up dancefloor with the ‘My Side EP’.
Kicking off with the epically deep ‘My Side’, Nico drops some blissful, twisted, narcotic business – destined for big systems, preferably in the open air. The funky bass line twitches like it’s been awake way too long, while the whispered vocals ask “how far will you go?” – Nico’s answer is clearly a very long way.
Berlin’s Daniel Dexter provides a slightly tougher rework of the same track, dubbing out some section before smashing home the kick drum once more with devastating effect.
‘Symptoms’ keeps the vibe going with nicely modulating synths, dub effects and chiming pads. Walking a fine line between tough funk and melancholic deepness is becoming a trademark move for Nico.
Suddenly Gone Sees Nico go a shade darker with a minimalistic late-night stormer. Pristine sounds, combined with precision and a true ear for the party.