French producer NICOLAS has made quite a name for himself thanks to his chill, lush brand of electronic music. Although on his latest release, "EVERYTIME I GO TO BED", he catches his audience by complete surprise.

Even though his synths still possess a pleasant haze, here the drums are thunderous and the energy is far from chill as he embraces the sound of breakbeat. An emotional touch is offered by the presence of the moody vocals. They are neither sad nor hopeful, and this ambiguity feels rather eerie. I must say this is a fascinating direction for NICOLAS, and I'm really hoping he continues down this avenue.

posted by Lu
January 2023