Premiere: B1 – Yulia Niko – Wake Up [GPM488]

Get Physical continue with a busy November, this time with a superb EP from Russian born, Germany based Yulia Niko featuring a remix from Derek Marin.

Niko was intoxicated with dance music from a young age and soon got her first residency in Sochi. She has since spent time in New York before settling in Berlin and has now set up her own vinyl only TochnoTechno label. She has also released on Crosstown Rebels, Baile Musik, Nervous Records, Plant74, played parties in LA, live on Mixmag who named her as one to watch in 2017 and has also toured South America this year.

Superb opener and title cut ‘Acid Meow’ is a slick, stylish deep house track with warm dub chords. A molten, meandering acid line runs through it and the prickly percussion adds another layer that helps sink you into a state of hypnosis. It’s one to work the floor into a tasteful lather, with subtle vocals finishing it off in charming fashion.

Derek Marin is a drummer turned techno producer known for his productions on labels like Plastic City, Superfreq and Nervous Records. He uses his skills to flip ‘Acid Meow’ into a serene track with thoughtful, far sighted pads and the original’s acid line encouraging you to get lost in the music. It’s an atmospheric and absorbing groove, no doubt.

Finally, ‘Wake Up’ gets busy with bubbly drums and synths all making you want to move. Swirling pads add depth to the track and freaky bits of alien sound design make it all the more cinematic. This is a wonderfully effective EP that shows off Yulia Niko’s ever evolving skills.

Purchase the record HERE

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