DJ Donna Summer - Raw Ep Out Now!
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Nightshifters label head Jason Forrest is back with a vengeance as DJ Donna Summer! Hot off his Pitchfork backed remix for The Arcade Fire (& Merge Records), he’s here to shake asses and (gasp!) even make you think a little bit. “Raw”, his first Ep for Nightshifters and first release in 2 years, is filled with syncopated drums, far-out bass, and hybridized house organs to take you well into the next morning.
The title track “Raw” is an expansive bass tune with enough sexual innuendo to keep a nun awake for a week and “Fighter” an explosive house-dubstep 1-2 punch that will surly call for many rewinds. “Back” is caught between deep house organs and a touch UK Breaks, whereas “King” uses Forrest’s Star6 iPhone app to shred police sirens over a driven beat. But it is the surprise last minute addition “Wood” that really pushes the boundaries between dubstep, house, and proto-Jungle! Save it for your year-end lists!
And then we have our remixes! Emerging UK star Bok Bok delivers what we think is his finest tune to date with a remix of “King”, which builds from an organic organ melody to a massive crescendo. Sonido Del Principe surprises with a deep, raw Cumbia mix that is sure to turn heads, and the Noise Floor Crew from Chicago go deepest with the lowest bass line we’ve yet to hear. Lastly our Scottish hero Hostage shows up in fine form fresh from his live BBC1 Essential Mix with Annie Mac.
Nightshifters is built around a core group of musicians making big club tracks to get people dancing! Our sound is hybridized; you can find elements of B’more, Rave, Electro, Dubstep, House, Bassline, and maybe even Drum and Bass in the mix. We’re an open-minded lot who are working hard to make your parties better.
Source footage from "Riot on 42nd Street":
edited by Jason Forrest