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Nigel C Releases New Track – “Tombstone” via Beatport

Nigel C a rising techno producer and DJ catches up with us to tell us about his latest release “Tombstone” via Beatport

Nigel C
Nigel C

Techno elements, punchy and snappy baselines

You can expect a very melodic and progressive track with stunning techno elements. punchy and snappy baselines, warm and ingenious swelling string pads, groovy percussion, and a killer melody.

Nigel asked producers Morninglory, Wesper, Vaxio, and Nightbob to take part in the EP,

Morninglory translated Tombstone into a marvelous progressive breaks mix, infinite string pads, and ongoing percussion.

Wesper turned it into a flawless deep tech, mysterious remix with subtle and dark sound effects.

The remix is kept modest but impressive, very modern and groovy.

The remix of Vaxio is really something!

Starting up a bit bright and harmonic, the remix is directed into a minimalistic and very profound style. The lovely bells-like plucks and off-tuned voice stabs are something else!

Nightbob stayed a bit closer to the original and delivered a firm and uplifting version. Dark pads, swell and slicing drops, a punchy kick drum and energetic percussive elements are his signature, can’t be missed.

With that said we had no choice but to throw Nigel some questions on the release and what 2019 has in store for him.

Talking with Nigel C

Tombstone is a killer track! would you like to tell us a little bit more about the release?

I’m very excited to share this new sound I’ve been working on plus the remixes from the other artists that have been done for me.

The EP Tombstone will solely be exclusive to Beatport from the 4th of February and a Worldwide release from the 1st of April.

Are there more tracks and shows planned for 2019?

As much as I wish to share my plans, the year is still too much in the early stages for me to give out any information in regards to shows.

Although I can say that there will be much more music and new collaborations there will also be remixes coming out over the following months.

What are your thoughts on the local techno scene?

As difficult as it can be in any local underground scene, I believe there will always be ‘room for more’ upcoming talented artists.

In regards to International Acts being booked, I think the year 2019 marks the milestone for techno heavyweights to visit our shores.

Nigel C mid set
Nigel C mid set

Expanding out of Malta

You’ve been playing outside of Malta a lot lately how has that experience been?

Seeing how things look on a bigger scale, has given me a  much clearer perspective of what the root fundamentals are for an artist in the millennial era.

How are you finding your development as an artist?

Steady and firmly planning to take it all the way to the top by the end of this year.

Any tips for anyone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Do your homework well!  Support other artists just like you! We’re all in this together after all. We all have one aim and one purpose in this game and that is to make the audience satisfied.


The state of mind of Nigel C

Could you take us through a day in your life?

Depending on which day that is because every day is a different day and I’m always aiming for a fresher one.

Can you describe your state of mind during a DJ set?

For me it’s a journey, the same way a good movie producer makes you go through all of your emotions, which I believe a big part of this is through your sound senses,

Try watching a movie on mute and tell me if you get that same feeling of excitement!

Starting with an introduction, be it heavy or slow.. it doesn’t matter as long as we’re all in the same beat and atmosphere, then gradually I always take it down in the middle of my sets, giving everyone space to breathe and to get back into the motion.

Topping it all off over my last four tracks I bring it to its peak as I build up to my conclusion.

Nigel C Social

Photography courtesy: Malcolm Robinson/ Nigel C

Written by The Hinky

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