Release Date: 31st July 2020
The return of our VA series is marked with the new chapter ‘Freaky Friends Volume 1’ featuring the likes of P.Leone, Nasty King Kurl, Sentient State, Ole Mic Odd, Dj Swagger, and Main Phase.
The Berlin-based label has been going strong since its founder - Australian DJ and producer Dj Whipr Snipr - launched it in 2016, with recent genre-spanning releases traversing acid, house, breaks, and electro from artists such as DJ Bowlcut, Low Tape, Soela, Subjoi, Interplanetary Criminal, J.Albert, DJ Safeword, Anthony Fade, and many more. Nerang now invites six quality artists for its most ambitious release yet to inaugurate the imprint’s ‘Freaky Friends’ series. E-Missions founder and Rekids regular P.Leone leads the way with a thudding breaks number called ‘Parting Currents’. A rumbling bassline is later joined by lush pads and a hammering piano melody destined to rocket listeners into new heights. Following appearances on 777 Recordings and Low Income Squad, Nasty King Kurl is next with a raw sounding ‘Lawless’ - a syncopated cut that blends acid and electro with Memphis rap and R&B.
In fine form off the back of releasing on Hilltown Disco and 99cts RCRDS, Nerang veteran Ole Mic Odd brings a sweaty Ghetto House stomper named ‘Hydro Anthem’ complete with a gritty acid bassline and Pointdexter-esque chopped vocals, making way for Sentient State’s ‘4 Tha Freaks’ which exhibits the New York-based artist’s softer side as he layers lush pads on top of a stripped back electro rhythm for pure euphoria.
With releases on Natural Sciences, Who’s Susan and E-Beamz, Germany-based producer Dj Swagger ups the energy, clocking in with the compilation’s fastest track in a bouncing Chicago House inspired cut entitled ‘The Phone Talky’. Tying it all together, Warehouse Raves and ec2a artist Main Phase’s ‘Get Higher’ is a punchy UK garage track complete with thudding 909 kicks, purring bass, fluttering vocals and rave stabs.
a1. P.Leone - Parting Currents
a2. Nasty King Kurl - Lawless
a3. Ole Mic Odd - Hydro Anthem
b1. Sentient State - 4 Tha Freaks
b2. Dj Swagger - The Phone Talky
b3. Main Phase - Get Higher
Release Date: 10th April 2020
Following previous releases on Shall Not Fade and KOMPAKT, Soela will release her debut on Australia-via-Berlin imprint Nerang Recordings with the ‘Downfall’ EP.
The EP showcases the studio and creative mastery of the Russia-born and Berlin-based artist, who has years of experience as a pianist and vocalist under her belt.
Spanning five tracks, Downfall EP sees Soela team up with Berlin-based DJ and producer Module One, and Nerang head honcho Whipr Snipr. The release also features a remix from Ukrainian artist, Saturated Color.
The title track is deep house at its finest, showcasing otherworldly atmospheres, serene chords and Soela’s blissful piano, which has been a staple throughout her productions. Up next, ‘Cabinet’ featuring Module One features echoing, magical synths and thumping percussion working in perfect harmony.
On the flip side, ‘Golden Hour’ is the quintessential afterhours track that would be at home at daytime raves and summer festivals alike.
The Saturated Colour remix gives the title track a darker twist, adding an acid house synthline that’s in perfect synch with the track’s dreamy atmospheres and enchanting beats.
Wrapping things up, ‘Hide From Love’ sees Soela team up with Whipr Snipr to deliver a piano meets acid house tune that beckons us to get down on the dancefloor and dance with our eyes closed.
a1. Soela - Downfall
a2. Soela - Cabinet ft Module One
b1. Soela - Golden Hour
b2. Soela - Downfall (Saturated Color Remix)
b3. Soela - Hide From Love ft Whipr Snipr
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Berlin via Gold Coast label Nerang Recordings makes an exciting return with a strong debut from Russian producer Low Tape. Spanning blistering Detroit-tinged electro through italo-indebted melodies, ‘Reality Zone' makes for a versatile 6 tracker that does damage on both sweaty dancefloors and early night build-ups.
Low Tape has already built a strong catalog of thoughfully moody electro and house on labels such as X-Kalay and Further Electronix but he raises the bar on his Nerang debut. Straight out of the gate, opener “Funky Detune" weaves metallic and acid sequences that bend at the seams while an electro backbone drives the heat. The EP is full of those kind of highlights and special bangers like “Dangerous Groove” and “East Dancer” show the clear force that is Low Tape's ability to summon smooth and slippery soundscapes that exude serious grit and personality.
a1. Low Tape - Funky Detune
a2. Low Tape - Paradise
a3. Low Tape - Dangerous Groove
b1. Low Tape - Electro Forever
b2. Low Tape - East Dancer
b3. Low Tape - Autumnesia
Release Date - 30th November 2018
This time taking no prisoners in this four to the floor, 4 track, flamer of
From A to B DOS takes you everywhere you need to be with lush
numbers and floor thumpers.. What more could you want?
a1. DOS - Can't Even
a2. DOS - I Know You
b1. DOS - Need U
b2. DOS - All Night Long
Release Date - 2nd November 2018
Staples of Nerang; Ole Mic Odd and Grey People melt together in the 5 track EP.
Ole goes in hard showcasing his diversity in the music scene. This guy is on a hot tip, catch while you can! Grey People follows on the B also showing he's not shy of making the lush dreamy number but then he brings it home on the final track with a classic Grey People belter.
a1. Ole Mic Odd - There is a Signal
a2. Ole Mic Odd - Neudak Funk
a3. Ole Mic Odd - Ahh Ahh
b1. Grey People - You're Hilarious
b2. Grey People - Maniac
Released 14th September
Our fifth series we invite non other then Hank YM
Originating from Adelaide while performing and producing as half of the duo ‘Warren Raww’, Hank YM got his start by throwing a string of events in the well catered establishment ‘Sugar Nightclub’. While supporting and hosting the likes of Funkineven, Damiano Von Erkcert, Mark Grusane and Florist, ambition turned more towards production in 2017. Taking inspiration from fellow Adelaide musicians such as Mic Mills, Arthur Miles and Freddie Norwood (Untzz Records), the focus in Hank’s sound has always been to create a unique experience, with sets flowing from roots percussion through to house and disco. First debuting with a strong release on Australian Label ‘Centre Source Records’, ‘Wabi-Sabi’ placed focus on percussion and lush chords inspired from Japanese aesthetic.
Hank then released on UK imprint ‘Dansu-Discs’ that has been met with praise from all parts of the globe. After completing a series of shows in UK/Europe late 2017 (under both alias’) and playing alongside some notable names such as DMX Krew and Asquith (Lobster records), Hank now settles back in the musical melting pot of Melbourne. With releases in the works for 2018 under the two projects, the future is promising for the young up and comer
a1. Hank YM - Knoe
a2. Hank YM - 214 (Sunrise Mix)
b1. Hank YM - Like I Did feat. DJ Heure
b2. Hank YM - Theme To Dancehall
b3. Hank YM - 214 (Dusk Mix)
Released 27th July 2018
With another blazing number lined up in this burgeoning chain of sound (with tracks from Ray Kandinski, Anthony Fade, DOS...) Nerang Recordings have just announced their latest, 'NRNGVA004' - a six-track mini comp featuring NYC's finest J Albert, Cassettes For Kids, M44K, label staples DJ Whipr Snipr & IOK, DJ Nerdiboy and DJ psychiatre. It's all due out late July according to the label... if the pressing plants aren't too busy minting some useless David Bowie reissue for 2019's RSD by then
a1. J.Albert - Hit The Gym
a2. Cassettes For Kids - The More I Want
a3. M44K - You Know
b1. DJ Whipr Snipr & IOK - She Said
b2. DJ Nerdiboy - 13 Pipes Burned On A Table (Original Mix)
b3. DJ Psychiatre - I'm Not Special
Released 15th June 2018
6 tracks of fuel flamed floor movers. Dos, Ray Kandinski, Gallery S, Anthony Fade, Dj Bowlcut and Dj Longdick have all outdone themselves and the fuel keeps burning Baby. Acid infused tracks Floor Moovers all you want in 6 tracks.
a1. Ray Kandinski - Just for a Short While
a2. DOS - Guaca
a3. Gallery S. - Angel
b1. Anthony Fade - 5 Miles
b2. DJ Bowlcut - Forgive You Not
b3. DJ Longdick - Space Channel
Released 16th March 2018
Nerang Recordings first vinyl release showcases the talent of 4 producers who follow no rules in the studio. IOK's, I Want to Be with You (And A Couple of Others) is a lush track filled with emotion to set you on any roller-coaster. Straight after that, we have DJ Safeword taking us to the darker side, literally, with his track Hell. Grey People's Lizard Man Dance is a hard hitting floor mover, for anyone with feet on their ankles. Future Dz came to the party with Bongo 2cc, sure to start of or finish any night. Put your seatbelt on, it's time to get bumpy.
a1. IOK - I Want to Be With You (And a Couple of Others)
a2. Dj Safeword - Hell
b1. Grey People - Lizard Man Dance
b2. Future DZ - Bongo 2cc