After a winter break, Lucidflow returns with the intent to thaw, providing a dance floor heater through and through as their first release of 2020. What a way to kick off, with label co-owner Nadja Lind teaming up with a figure of electronic music legacy – Jam El Mar. You will no doubt recognise his name in the context of his late production partner Mark Spoon, who created seminal classics such as ‘The Age Of Love’ and ‘Stella’. Nowadays, Jam El Mar can be found within the catalogue of the likes of Adam Beyer’s Truesoul, and it is the techno sensibility with a knack for a drifting melody that he brings to the partnership on ‘Selfie – Youie’.
It is Nadja that takes the spotlight on ‘Selfie’ – where her knack for a deep subtle groove comes to the fore. You can hear the melting trance strains of Jam weaving through the track, but the low end rumble and knack for a groove laden ride and suspenseful breakdown is right out of the Lucidflow maestro’s playbook.
With a crack of the knuckles, Jam takes over on ‘Youie’ and there is precisely zero percent messing around. This is a track that is all about the mighty kick with thunderclaps and lightning flashes perforating for maximum main room devastation. Whether it is a 303 lick or raw synth searing through, this is a track that sets out to be, and absolutely achieves, commanding.
‘Selfie – Youie’ will be available on the usual digital stockists on 9th March 2020 on beatport, 23rd March all shops
Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance (n/a): “Solid stuff” (will play)
Jor-G (Lucidflow, Hypnotic Room, Tehnofonika Records,): “This release rocks….Both mixes are great!I like much the nice atmospheric melody at Nadja Lind s Youie Mix ! Thanks for sending !” (will play)
Tara Brooks (): “loveeeee!! great energy & a beautiful groove <3 selfie for me ” (will play)
Markus Schulz (): “Support on Jam’s mix. Thanks.” (will chart) (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot!): “Nice stuff. Like both versions. But my fav is nadjas mix <3 ” (will play)
Johan (): “Love it full support !” (will chart) (will play)
Steve Parry (Selador): “bangers!” (will play)
Jay Hill (Superfreq, Emerald City/Hot Creations, King Street): “absolutely wicked! Nadja’s mix in the crate this weekend! x” (will chart) (will play)
Laurent Diouf (Wreck This Mess): “another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;)” (will play)
Sheldon Drake (): “Youle boogies ” (will play)
Giuliano Rodrigues aka GROODEEP (Flowing Movement Music): “yes !!” (will chart) (will play)
Jam El Mar (Jam & Spoon): “Full support! ” (will chart) (will play)
Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow, Soma, Toolroom): “it’s been a pleasure :-)” (will chart) (will play)
Mark Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): “hard driving beats guys.. cheers” (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): “excellent !!!” (will play)
Johnny Mack (): “Solid sound, full support!” (will chart) (will play)
Supagroove (aka Mark J) (Ahoren Music): “lovely tracks, will try for sure!” (will play)
Darius Motazed (): “Love Youie –> Acid Vibe” (will play)
fips Radio (): “Great sound!!!! Love it.” (will chart) (will play)