Artists & Title: Nail – Donks
Label: Shabby Doll Records
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Nail is Nottingham-based Neil Tolliday, a producer who spent the last decade creating deep downtempo joy as one half of Bent – their debut album ‘Programmed to Love’ helped ease the world’s ills back in 2000.
With love for Nail’s solo manoeuvres truly reignited, Sheffield’s Shabby Doll label is taking the next step with his first new solo material for years. Called ‘Donks’, Nail’s new four-track EP will be released in May 2013, showcasing his flawless dancefloor instincts:
It’s early evening and the lights have yet to be dimmed. There are faces you know, people you love and smiles everywhere you look. PersonalEdit is relaxed house with gladness in its beating heart.
– Feet Boutique
Pounding and percussive, Feet Boutique darkens the room and deepens the mood.
– Hey Baby
There’s something deliciously seductive about this early hours charmer. One to play when things are getting wonderfully weird…
…and finally, Never4gEdit brings back the sunshine with some sweet, melody-flecked disco.
With Nail’s vintage house output currently proving to have real staying power, his new tracks are eagerly awaited by lovers of real British house music. So if you’ve got a dark room and a feeling, let Nail, Shabby Doll and ‘Donks’ add a little magic to the night.
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Nail – Bpms Vol.1
Label: Airdrop Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″
A1. Bad Drainage
A2. Bulldogz (Extended Mix)
B1. Fucked Off (Extended Mix)
B2. OK Coral
B3. Blueberry Pill
It came as a great surprise when Nail accepted to press on vinyl the 2011 produced ‘BPMs Vol.1’ he had so far only released through his own website. Nail has been one of our favorite producers for quite some time now and his relentless beats always part of our selections. One half of UK electronic act Bent, Neil ‘Nail’ Tolliday has released a series of solo records between 1994 and 2000 on Classic and DiY, the imprint developed by the Do It Yourself free party collective formed in 1989 in Nottingham.Nowadays, Nail releases new music under various aliases on his own GFI Music website, on which the ‘BPMs Vol.1’ was released in 2011. Two titles out of the six originals were especially extended for the occasion. ‘Bulldogz’ and ‘Fucked Off’ come surrounded by four shorter titles all developing a very special realm…
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Artists & Title: Nail – Ode Rammel
Label: Fear Of Flying Recordings
Date: Feb. 2013
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Fear of Flying delve into 2013 with a look back to the past with this solid 4 tracker of tracks from Nottingham’s Nail. Originally released on the UK’s revered DIY Discs imprint all the tracks on this ep have proven hard to get hold of over the preceding years with nary a copy available on Discogs for anything less than a King’s Ransom.
‘Clear My Mind’ was recently featured on Dyed Soundorom’s DJ Mag covermount mix whilst ‘Try’ was included on Andrew Weatherall’s early ‘Essential’ mixes and ‘Til The Feelings Gone’ was a standout on the recent Fabric compilation by Zip. With a pedigree like that its an easy choice to make, especially with the bonus cut ‘Optimus’ which proves to be the tougher of the 4 tracks giving a nice rounded edge to the ep.
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