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AFFKT

Lights & shadows (part two)

A talented producer without a doubt having an ear for fresh and dynamic music, Spain’s AFFKT has seen countless successful releases and remixes on some of the world’s best labels. Now he adds deep house’s current dynasty to his repertoire with NM2 (Noir Music 2) welcoming him to their extensive musical family. Following up part one of Lights & Shadows, part two presents two originals and two remixes by Noir Music figureheads NiCe7 and Finnebassen building one impressive release of quality and refreshing electronic music. Always known to create something fresh and different, AFFKT hits the massive label at exactly the right point in his career expanding the outreach of his ingenious sound.

Soul opens up the EP with a bit of funk and retro inspired groove as simple melodies melt into sexy guitar and bass riffs. Adding a bit of sophistication to the package, AFFKT includes the vocal work of Sutja Gutierrez adding rich and emotional feelings throughout. Italian talent NiCe7 remix Soul with their signature funky yet innovative production style. A murky and spacey feel, their mix gives the original a darker personality yet still paying homage to its deep energy with their melodic and resonate bassline. Keeping the vocals of Sutja, the group creates a future disco portrait guaranteed to move the dance floor.

Proving again why he is revered as a fresh and inspiring artist, AFFKT’s second original Travel To Your Love is a romantic scene painted with blissful chords and warm bass sounds. This moving mélange of retro meets new school house music cannot be ignored by those with an acute ear to new and fresh sounds. A perfect name to remix Travel To Your Love, the widely praised Finnebassen is back on Noir to bring one seriously deep and emotional rendition. Adding a splash of piano chords and flowing pads, Finnebassen’s take on the original is that of a cosmic lounge gone 80’s. Happy to bring a new talent to their roster, the Noir Music family adds yet another godfather of present day deep house with AFFKT. Already impressing audiences with collaborations with Finneebassen and NiCe7, one cannot help but dream of the newly formed collaborations this dynasty will build with their freshest members.