Our Sunday selection:
Nasty King Kurl – Weak Lips (Nerang Recordings, NRNG012)
Nasty King Kurl delivers a blistering four-track EP for Australia’s Nerang Recordings this June.
Following releases on 777 Recordings, Low Income Squad, as well as his own Nasty Enterprises imprint, Nasty King Kurl sets his sights to Queensland’s finest for the energetic and head-turning ‘Weak Lips’ EP.
Taking inspiration from Breaks, UK Garage, Electro and beyond, Nasty King Kurl combines this myriad of influences with a skill for crafting character-filled yet devastatingly effective dancefloor cuts, striking a careful balance between club functionality and enjoyable at-home listening.
A-side opener ‘All I Want’ sees chopped breaks and vocals permeating monstrous low end, leading into title cut ‘Weak Lips’, which lays soft Rhodes chords under G-funk whistles and crunchy percussion. On the flip, ‘Low Carb Bitches’ brings cheeky hip hop vocals under squelching bass and freestyle-esque scratches and chops, before closing track ‘Make Tech House Great Again’ carries warped samples, dense percussion and swirling FX to round out the release.
Tracklist: Nasty King Kurl – Weak Lips (Nerang Recordings, NRNG012)
01. All I Want
02. Weak Lips
03. Low Carb Bitches
04. Make Tech House Great Again