Nautiluss - αLPHA [TURBO123]
Available 12”/digitally worldwide now
Download on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/alpha-ep/id520210575
1. Mixed Numbers
3. Cloud City
Released by: Turbo
Release/catalogue number: TURBO123
Release date: April 30, 2012
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Turbo Recordings presents the debut EP from Nautiluss, an alpha-male marriage of UK bass and Canadian techno vibes.
Nautiluss is the alias of Toronto-based producer Graham Zilla, also known as half the indie electro-pop group Thunderheist, and his transition into the techno world has been seamless. Already championed by Martyn and Untold - who put out Nautiluss’ collaboration with Skywave on his Hemlock imprint - and fresh off an excellent remix for ZZT, he’s probably the closest any new Canadian artist comes to fitting into the new-school UK bass techno scene.
The four cuts on this release alternate between grinding-on-the-ocean-floor bass accentuated by big-room techno rhythms (“Mixed Numbers”, “Sabbath”), and more lifestyle-friendly explorations of the House that Poseidon Built (“Cloud City”, “Spidecrawl”). It’s a fresh, exciting sound executed with the kind of skill that has caught the ear of big club DJs, as well as hard-to-please authorities like the organizers of MUTEK.
Turbo is currently experiencing a period of rejuvenation and, at the same time, maturation. We’re locking down a new generation of young techno talent, while overcoming our long-held skepticism of anything to come out of Toronto, or not-Finland. If you’ve got the “electronic dance music goods”, we’ll gladly take them down to the marketplace, no matter where the seeds were sown.
Support: Fake Blood, Phil Kieran, Untold, The Hacker, Jori Hulkkonen, Paul Woolford, Maceo Plex, Norman Nodge, Djedjotronic, Kim Ann Foxman, Luke Slater, Slam, Riton, Feadz, Richie Hawtin, Dave P, Lazer Sword, Jori Hulkkonen and more.
"BIG TUNES." - Midland
"all 4 are great" - Martyn
"Great release!" - Sinden
"Really cool ep!" - Sasha
"i can see the future…" - Gesaffelstein
"love this actually" - Ivan Smagghe
"LOVE IT !" - Jennifer cardini
"Brilliant release!" - Djedjotronic
"digging this release, especially mixed numbers" - Light Year
"Badass & grinding!" - Christian Martin
"Nice one!" - Popof
"classy original techno for nearly everyone… I like it a lot!" - Pilooski
"This sounds wicked…" - Andy George, Radio 1
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