Italian DJ duos Nice7 & Dirty Channels have teamed up for their first collaborative EP, Feelings, arriving on Damian Lazarus’ seminal Crosstown Rebels label with two exceptional acid-tinged original tracks along with a groove-laden heavy remix from Nathan Barato.
“Both ‘Feelings’ and ‘Juno’ were influenced by our passion for analog synths and vocal samples together with acid house” the foursome said. “After testing them we realised how powerful they were and sent them to Damian who immediately gave us his support.”
The EP’s title track “Feelings” is an arresting acid-dipped affair that features thick 303 squelches, a humming barrage of electronics, and excellent use of the classic “Need You Now” vocals to create an undeniable peak-time smash.
Building around an addictive acid riff, the Italian foursome chops up “don’t hold back the feeling” into a dark enticing sequence that conjures raucous Chicago warehouse vibes. Urging the listener to give in, devious synths hiss and crackle as the acid line bobs and weaves with deviance around the vocals. The resulting EP is an assemblage of three strong acid house tracks with old school roots built for today and beyond.