Belgian duo Nash & Pepper make their debut on Coldharbour Recordings to kick off the label’s output for 2012, and provides an eclectically-ranged package in the process.
Childhood friends Nicolas Geniets and Steven Pepermans are among the wonderful talent emanating from Belgium. Along with their double release in 2011 of Aftersun & I Killed the Love, they have come under the spotlight further with a much respected remix of Tiesto’s iconic Flight 643. For First Scream, they team up with singer and actress Deborah Ostrega - known notably for her work with the band Lords of Acid.
First Scream has been a near constant on Markus Schulz’s Global DJ Broadcast shows since the summer of 2011, primarily due to an outstanding remix by Coldharbour stalwart Mike Foyle. Always one to experiment with new styles and techniques, his talents are evident in listening to the lush break and allowing the vocal to shine. Mike’s remix was also featured on Markus’ special “100 Minutes of 2011” mix released during the Christmas period.
Legendary producer CJ Bolland is next under focus, and whilst he is not one to commit to multitudes of remix work, he was delighted to work on the First Scream project. Always one who thinks outside the box, he delivers a surprising remix here. In addition, Dennis Wakkop Reijers - famed for his work in the studio with Tiesto both under his own strand and the Allure alter ego, shines with an edgy rock-influenced effort which is akin to Deborah’s Lords of Acid output. For those requiring a version for liveset play, talented German Dennis Sheperd comes through with another remix adding to his impressive slate of work in the past 12 months.
With a wide variety of sounds and taste on offer, First Scream will appeal to multiple genre followers. Made in Belgium, ready for the world.