Once again we have been summoned to worship at the temple of Nile Delta.
He has grown to become one of our favorite sons here at Cutters. Ever consistent and constantly evolving, he returns as the architect of the “Aztec EP”, his third release for Cutters Records. Building on the solid foundations of his debut release ‘Channel’ and the anthemic vinyl-only beast ‘Dance To The Rhythm’ earlier this year, his third outing provides the most effortless and thrilling release to date.
Nile Delta offers us two versions of the title track, “Aztec”; one crafted for early and one for the heart of night. The original is a slow-strutting house track propelled by hypnotic congas, bubbling acid lines and a trance-like vocal chant provided byJohn Parkinson of rising Melbourne band Worlds End Press. The late night ’12” Mix’ leaves restraint at the door, and goes straight for the jugular with an acid-led assault primed for peak hour. It’s impossible to resist as the vocal commands the dance floor to “Build it up, sweat it out until it’s done”. The B-side Achilles is similarly ancient in title, but futuristic in nature. It infuses the unlikely combination of driving acid rhythms and wonky filtered samples to floor-filling effect.
The release is accompanied by some great remixes of “Aztec”. Emerging acieeed king Roland Tings (100% Silk) creates an irresistible hook-filled house groove out of re-pitched vocal stabs and metallic synths. Also John Talabot collaborator, Pional (Permanent Vacation) brings a deft production touch to his piano-house rework. Finally we’re offered a blazing main-room remix with flames ignited by rising star of the US dance scene, Plastic Plates (Kitsune).
1 – Aztec (12″ Version)
2 – Aztec (Original)
3 – Achilles
4 – Aztec (Roland Tings Remix)
5 – Aztec (Plastic Plates Remix)*
6 – Aztec (Pional Remix)**
(* digital only / ** vinyl only)