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Eoin Murray
31 August 2022, 14:56

Premiere: Nikki Nair ‘Where R U’

Nikki Nair continues his hit streak with a breakbeat electro four tracker on Astrophonica

Premiere: Nikki Nair ‘Where R U’

Nikki Nair will make his Astrophonica debut in September with the ‘Renormalization Support Group’ EP. Listen to ‘Where R U’ below.

Comprising four cuts of Nair’s distinctive breakbeat electro, the DJ Mag North America Breakthrough Producer award winner’s hit streak continues here. Sizzling beats and phat, crunching basslines underscore the Atlanta artist's flair for fun yet precisely designed club tools. 

In ‘Plug’, a sound like an aux cord pulled out is harnessed into a rib-shaking bassline, like a wink to fellow beat wizard Joe’s ‘Punters Step Out’. ‘It’s NP Complicated’ is irresistible; its bubbling electro beat and wavy synths prop up a strange, stuttering vocal. 

Avid fans of Nair’s recent mixes will recognise ‘Where R U’. A standout cut in his recent Boiler Room from Hyderabad and his 2021 DJ Mag Recognise mix, its oscillating robot vocal and rowdy, glitching beat encompass everything that has made his productions stand out so much in the past few years. 

‘Renormalization Support Group’ will be released on 9th September. Pre-order it here.

Nair, Sully and Astrophonica founder Fracture recently teamed up to release a sample pack comprising 65 breakbeats in aid of UK homelessness charity Shelter.