A Woman World – Kate Bush
Hauntingly beautiful. Kate’s vocals really hit the heart strings on this one. Takes me back to a special time when life was sweet and simple.
Fade To Grey – Visage
Won’t forget the first time I heard this and saw the music video. I was 8 years old. First exposure into to the nu wave sound. RIP Steve Strange.
What Is Love – Howard Jones
Another 80’s gem. The chorus hits hard and the break down gets me every time. Still works 30+ plus years later.
A World Without Heroes – Kiss
Having grown up a big Kiss fan there were certain albums and songs that were to obscure for the mainstream. This was one of them.
I’m Not In Love – 10cc
“Big Boys Don’t Cry”
I’m Diggin You – Meshell Ndegeocello
I remember when
Music – Omar Lye Fook
A unique soul artists from the 90’s who stood out from the rest. I remember seeing him at London jazz cafe and being blown away.
Textures – Herbie Hancock
Biggest influence on me in the early years and right through; love the synths going out of tune, a true pioneer.
Karma Police – Radiohead
This whole album was a game changer.
Get On The Floor – Michael Jackson
Quincy + Michael = timeless classic musicianship.
NuKreative – Entheogen (Balance Music)
Australia’s NuKreative joins up with Balance Music to release two emotive cuts entitled ‘Entheogen’ including a remix from Retza.
NuKreative is the brainchild of Danny Bonnici and Jamesen Re, two highly experienced Australian producers who always impress when they join forces. Their latest release on Balance Music is a beautiful duo of tracks which is spiritual and groove-based in equal doses following releases on Open Records, Kindisch and Magician On Duty. Fellow Aussie, and All Day I Dream artist, Retza returns to Balance Music following his remix for Uone’s ‘Karnival Dreams’ released earlier in 2019. ‘Entheogen’ sees NuKreative team up with the Australian imprint joining a roster of artists including Brian Cid, Clarian and Stereo Underground ‘Entheogen’ kicks things off with a resonating bassline introducing itself in the form of an elongated brush stroke before fading into a meditative break filled with splashes of live recorded female staccato vocals and guitar. ‘Moody Men’ sees the duo fuse various wood instrumentations, pulsating kick drums and a euphoric analogue synth pattern maintaining the balance of the track. ‘Retza’s Recreational Mix’ exudes an irresistibly ethereal feel, airy pads and warm melodies throughout before the ‘Entheogen (Ambient Version)’ rounds off proceedings with luscious instrumentation, euphoric vocals and hypnotic strings together providing a blissed-out excursion to finish.
Out now… NuKreative – Entheogen (Balance Music) Cat No: BALANCE002EP