Nick Warren To Mix Next Global Underground Album: Lima
All tracks are EXCLUSIVE to Nick Warren: Lima.
on Sun Aug 24, 2008
A stalwart of the Global Underground DJ contingent, Nick Warren returns to the series following the huge success of his ‘Paris’ CD in 2007. He’s sold over 110,000 GU compilations in the UK alone over his 11 year history with the label, on each occasion coupling musical integrity and guaranteed commercial sales success.
Peruvian capital Lima is the base for his latest installment, and for the first time Warren has compiled an entirely exclusive track list to capture the sound and ambience of this historic former Incan city. He’s sourced tracks far and wide, making this a truly unique mix, and one that showcases his ability as curator and DJ par excellence.
Based around the Global Underground party captured in the album’s beautiful stylised artwork, the GU Lima mix is a sonic missile – simple, direct, and deadly. There is a definite cosmopolitan atmosphere about it akin with the city itself; as the South American continent, and its hot spots of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, has become a quiet giant within the international club scene, so Peru hasn’t been left untouched.
Beginning quietly with Paul Roger’s ambient ethereal intro, CD1 quickly plunges into the bleepy techno of Nils Nuerenberg’s ‘Seduction’. The pulsing house groove of Kruse and Nuernberg’s ‘An Why E’ brings an edge of menace, before Jarius Miller’s ‘Botnet’ continues the trip. Culminating in the ghostly finale of 16 Bit Lolitas’ mix of Astrid Suryanto’s grandiose ‘Distant Bar’, CD1 sets a tone that makes this one of Nick’s most cohesive Global Underground mixes to date.
CD2 begins with Alex Dolby’s ‘Long Beach’, a track that drops a funky string refrain onto twisting electronic flutters. The squelchy, minimalist bounce of Chris Croat Yvel & Tristan’s ‘Panama’ clicks into Nicolo Vivarelli’s ‘I Am Trying’, marked by distant radio voices edging nervously in and out of a disco bassline. Thomas Sagstad’s ‘Castillian’ builds energy with its relentless string refrain with Spanish guitar flourishes, while a flurry of vocals arrive on the The Steals vs. Graffiti’s ‘Sinner’ (Leama and James Davis 'Graffiti' Mix). Warren brings out some big guns for the finale; Analogue People In A Digital World’s ‘Before The Wind’ drives its relentless groove home before segueing neatly into the closer, Perc’s ‘Bosworth’.
‘Lima’ is one of Nick’s finest GU exploits to date – and we’d expect nothing less from Bristol’s biggest house export.
Paul Rogers - Intro
Nils Nuerenberg - Seduction
Kruse and Nuernberg - An Why E
Jarius Miller - Botnet
Babak Shayan - O in a million (remix)
Twisted Turns - Ormatie
Glide - Cassini
Victoria R - Beauty Goes Blind
Petersky - Kurs Zjazdowy
Michael Burns - Panoptic surface
Stan Kolev - Soma Funk (Yvel & Tristan Mix)
Astrid Suryanto - Distant bar (16 bit Lolitas Mix)
Alex Dolby - Long Beach
Etiket - Revelation
Chris Croat Yvel & Tristan - Panama
Nicolo Vivarelli - I am trying
Richard Gale - Moloko Plus
Somnus Corps - Expo86
Thomas Sagstad - Castillian
Martin Brodin - Siberian Transit
The Steals vs. Grafiti - Sinner (Leama and James Davis 'Grafiti' Mix)
Way Out West - Spaceman (Robert Babicz Mix)
Analogue people in a digital world - Before the wind
Perc – Bosworth