Longstanding dance music stalwart Nick Warren inaugurates the launch of Nātiv Records with Freedom Call / Electro Shock. The two-track EP, set for release on 27th November, includes a collaboration with rising Egyptian talent, Black 8.
Speaking on the formation of the release, Nick Warren described that he was “overjoyed to have both Freedom Call and Electro Shock coming out on Nātiv Records. Freedom Call – which I wrote with Black 8 – has been massive for me in my sets for over a year. Electro Shock is my homage to early Electro records and I was honoured that Martin Buttrich agreed to mix it for me.”
Things get underway with the Freedom Call, as tribal-inspired drums converge on an iconic nineties vocal sample. Smooth pads reside alongside rhythmic key changes, before subtle kicks help move the beat along. Electro Shock finishes proceedings gracefully, as a warming piano roll accompanies staggered snare patterns and surreal, dream-like synths.
A time-honoured talent in the electronic music realm, there are few as well-versed in the art of performing than Nick Warren. A&R for the esteemed Hope Recordings, Nick’s output has spanned multiple decades in a career that has seen him support headline acts such as Massive Attack, as well as hold a residency at clubbing institution Cream. In more recent times, Nick’s keen-ear for production has landed him acclaimed releases on labels such as John Digweed’s Bedrock Records and the iconic Global Underground.
Nick Warren – Freedom Call / Electro Shock
Release Date: 27th November
1 Nick Warren & Black 8 – Freedom Call
2 Nick Warren – Electro Shock