Having supported the Brighton based Donky Pitch record label over our tenure as a website we’ve been privy to a few things ahead of time. You can call it a reward, but it’s always nice to see some level of reciprocation for our tedium; wether it’s physical, digital or just spoken – it all makes a difference when you’re dealing with good people. When we heard that the Spanish producer Niño, was to be the second producer to release on the imprint we already knew the name – as a producer he’s released on labels like Dodpop and MYOR, skweee centric imprints that highlight their own particular curve in sound beautifully – but we weren’t overtly familiar with his work.
What we found after extend research is that Niño warps his tracks with a high pitched materialism and the kind of weird and awkward chops prevalent on early Prefuse 73 material. Painting Clase de 1984 EP, his Donky Pitch release, with the same sort of hypercolour as Hudson Mohawke, he creates tracks like the title track that splurge and ripple through borderline cheese pan pipe melodies and then he peppers his jittered guitar lines with stuttered drum beats and melodies that are just as unquantizable on ‘Innsmouth.’ ‘Buio Omega’ is possibly the slow brooding anthem among the 4 original tracks, it’s swelling trumpets, heavy drum drops and high pitched crescendos set it apart from the rest of the material, elevating just like the lead line that leads up into the ether – something Big Dada’s Offshore harnesses to the hilt on his remix.
With a forthcoming slot at this year’s Sonar Festival and the hard body release of the aforementioned single this week, we made our Brighton based buddies swear to give us dibs on a feature and thankfully, with the 85th Sonic Router mix to date, Niño does not disappoint.
01 – Tokimonsta – Breath My Contacts
02 – Krampfhaft – Take Me Under
03 – Daz Dillinger – On Some Real Shit (Drums Remix)
04 – Sprutbass – Romatropo (Ben Butler & Mousepad Mix)
05 – DjCode – Respirator
06 – Beem – Manka (Kinema Vocal Edit)
07 – Daniel Savio – Bone Us Skw3
08 – Talbot – Amo El Funk (Luke Vibert – I love Acid Cover)
09 – Q-Tip feat D’Angelo – I believe (Simbad Remix)
10 – Coco Bryce feat. Kelpe – Corrado
11 – Eliot Lipp – The Meaning (Kelpe Remix)
12 – Debilos – Turn My Clock (BFlecha Remix)
13 – Kinema – 3Wolf Moon
14 – Karmasound – Dance With Me
15 – Guillamino – Half-a-Romeo
16 – Niño – Te he estado viendo en el cielo
17 – Kelpe – Same New Era (Niño Remix)
18 – Nightwave – Night Bird
19 – Xander Harris – First Body