We’ve never heard anything quite like Magnum. Daniel Enrique (aka Magnum) is from San Juan, Puerto Rico and his music is a paradoxical mix of abstracted rave melodies, massive and full of space over crisp, swung-out breaks that cut like a knife. Completely obtuse and yet totally banging, Nightshifters is thrilled to introduce the world to Magnum! “Grooveworks” is his debut EP and it stands out as one of the most unique sounds of the year!
The Ep includes 5 original tracks from Magnum, with the title track providing to be one of the most challenging. I mean, you might call “Grooveworks” to be classified as dubstep but the beat twists and squirms away from the mind and lands squarely on the hips. “Cash” takes the rave-call to the max with massive build-ups that smashes the crowd into a pogo-frenzy. The deep bass gets under your skin and mingles with sliced Spanish vocals in “Underground” while the sharp snares of “Juracan” cut through sliding electronics and detuned shouts. But oh look – here comes the rave again on “Rays”, a huge tune and sure to get hands in the air!
We don't play when it comes to awesome remixes and “Grooveworks” has 4 amazing ones. England’s Randomer takes Juracan on a multi-rhythmic ride that is easily one of the most exciting tracks we've heard in ages. Panteros666 from the super-hot Club Cheval crew reworks Rays in a way that evokes 80’s era Yellow while Hostage brings a light touch of Jungle to the Grooveworks. Our latest label signing, Lucid, rounds out the EP with a remix of Underground that pushes the original to a different dimension! You’ve never heard anything like what Lucid is doing - for real.
Magnum is one of a next generation of producers we’re proud to be working with. Together with Canblaster, Distal, Talk, and now Lucid they are a new generation of producers that are pushing the limits in a big way.
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Third in Nightshifters’ series of free EPs comes Rx’s wild and bumpy “Bumble” and a suite of varied remixes sure to make you tweak as much as twerk. Hailing from Philly and part of the global bass family known as Subdivision, Rx’s “Bumble” is somewhere between nu-step and chip-tune with a touch of rumble in the trunk. In true Nightshifters form, “Bumble” is an exploration of the strange; defying expectations in his embrace of musical madness. Sure to become a blog favorite, the EP comes with a hilarious video by Bad American that picks up where “the Lawnmower Man” left off and goes where Dire Straights’ “Money for Nothing” feared to tread.
Additionally there is a Santa-sack of massive remixes to round out the release. Nightshifters label head, DJ Donna Summer, delves into the deep end with some chill house organs over bubbly beats. Fellow Subdivision pal Nate Day rips “Bumble” to her bones, adding a somewhat hip-hop vibe; while Seattle up-and-comer, Tony Rocky Horror, raves the fuck out of some wobbles. However it’s newcomer, Nifian, that’s sure to turn heads with his epic dark and arty Dubstep remix. Clocking in over 7 minutes long, it’s a cinematic trip through a twilight landscape.
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.