Nadja Lind & Riccicomoto – We Are Boss EP

It feels like it was inevitable. After guesting on the label to great acclaim over the last few years, Enrico Regini teams up with label co-owner Nadja Lind for Lucidflow release #152 ‘We Are Boss’. A lavish package, the EP spreads out over five tracks of collaboration and complimentary alternate takes.

What you will find fascinating is listening to the two distinctive styles at work. Take ‘We Are Boss’ for example. Enrico’s “Dub Session” version carries his trademark orchestral soundtrack style, where classical instrumentation dominates the stage. Vocal snippets, piano, guitar licks, all bustle to the front, edging their way to prominence to the backbone dub undertones. Nadja’s “East End Dub” take is more understated, snaking its way along in a fluid motion. Here, the supporting hypnotic flavours are allowed to dominate, wrapping around you in wisps of smoke.

Flip over to ‘We Are Slaves’ and you’ll find Nadja taking her time to build a driving groove that introduces looping layers of intensity on the “Touch Down Dub”. It is nagging and insistent, with the brief breakdown being the one concession it allows you before tumbling onwards to its conclusion. In contrast, on the “Gesprengte Ketten Dub”, Enrico retains the fidgety bassline but works Hans Zimmer-esque piano both forwards and in reverse. Both have their moments – taut tension versus rubberish flexibility.

Finally, ‘Dychotomie’ finishes off the release in whimsical fashion, the “Riccicomoto Bipolar Session” easing along with whipcracking claps perforating the smooth undertones. It feels like an almost forgotten recollection of an end of night house track, a 4am resolution.

‘We Are Boss’ will be available on 2nd April 2018 from the usual digital stockists.

Other Feedback
Christian Moster (DRadio): “…” (will play)

Marshall White (Asia Music, 3rd Avenue, 220V Recordings): “Quality release!” (will play)

Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk): “nice|” (will play)

Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance (n/a): “Good stuff!” (will play)

Tara Brooks (): “great release! especially love we are boss dub sess! & we are slaves nadja touch down!” (will play)

DJ Kaine (): “Thanks for another sweet EP, both versions of We are boss would be my favorites if I had to pick. Will play!” (will chart) (will play)

Joanish (): “Love the EP!! ” (will play)

Deepling (ReadyMixRecords, EmptyWhiskeyFlaskRecords, Electronical Reeds): “Danke euch – wenn auch spät. Top-Tracks.” (will play)

G.error (LBMSK): “very nice, thx a lot” (will play)

Patrick Lindsey (): “Dub session version is pretty cool” (will play)

Moog Conspiracy (): “thanks :)”

Eric Shans (3bridges Records): “Another outstanding Lucidflow release. It is hard to pick from these but for me Dychotomie is the winner with its dub house influences, rock solid grooves, and wicked production.” (will chart) (will play)

Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): “Solid Beats , Real Driving Sounds Guys. Cheers Mark Mac..” (will chart) (will play)

Andy Baxter (Pacha, Cafe Mambo/ Ibiza): “We Are Boss (Nadja East End Dub) For me ” (will play)

Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): “Feeling Nadja’s dubs here. thanks 🙂 ”

Miguel Garij (Ibiza Global Radio): “So interesting tracks here. I,ll try for sure. Gracias” (will play)

Terje Saether (Darkroom Dubs, Lucidflow, Hope Records, ConnaisseurParquet, Savoir Records): “Floaty excellent dubbyness that I love! All good :)” (will play)

Teknobrat (Karma Loft, Karma Dance, Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): “Will play, support & test Thanks Teknobrat” (will play)

Jay Hill (Superfreq, Unknown Season, King Street Sounds): “outstanding classy techno & dub tech here! can’t begin to choose a fav will get all these in the crate asap!” (will play)

Marco Carola (): “downloading for marco carola, thanks ”

Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms): “Utter quality here – thanks for sending” (will play)

fips Radio (): “No chance to decide for only one or two. Outstanding results with a lot of important little ideas in it! a simple scratch, special sounds, a non nervous repeating groovy voice…, a short drum loop, but not too much of it. Thanks for this high quality sound!” (will chart) (will play)

Matteo (): “Groovy dubbubbels in atmosphere” (will chart) (will play)

Sheldon Drake (): “We Are Boss Nadja East End works for me, nice and narcotic, others are a bit too bouncy-trancey for my taste” (will play)

Martin Aquino (): “Nadja East End Dub!! Nice!!” (will play)

Al Bradley (): “More great vibes from the Lucidflow camp; I’m particularly digging the slightly broken percussive style on the Riccicomoto Gesprengte Ketten Dub, feeling that immensely! Great release! ” (will play)

Makossa (Radio fm4 / Vienna) (luv lite, gigolo, g-stone, great stuff): “solid deep tracks”

Frankie Deep (): “Great and Lovely Ep!!! ” (will chart) (will play)

Jean-Jerome (Karmic, S&S, Instinctive, MBMH, Serial, Pumpz, Iconyc, and much more): “Nadja Touch Down Dub & Nadja East End Dub for me, thanks! ” (will play)

DJ Franksen (plastic city, treibjagd records, sinnmusik, embi music ): “east end dub is sexy and will be amy airplay, whole ep of course is great, sensual yet driving, complex yet with one message. or is it rather a massage? synapse wise, yes, we can!! ” (will play)

Blackprint (): “Fantastic productions” (will play)

Jason Ireland (): “great work,thank you,will play these!” (will play)

Vladimir (Stromkraftradio.com): “Downloaded, tnx!”

Spettro (Pioneer DJ Radio, ELEVATE, Get Physical): “All of these have such a gorgeous lush, dubby vibe. It’s hard to pick a favorite – Full support!” (will play)

Supagroove (aka Mark J) (Ahoren Music): “boom! this for me… Nadja Lind & Riccicomoto : Dychotomie (Riccicomoto Bipolar Session) ” (will play)

PHABLE (Armada, Plastic City, Audio Safari, Lucidflow, Light My Fire): “Amazing as always from Nadja!” (will play)

Deepinradio (): “Hot and deep.” (will play)

Marco Possum (Opossum Records): “now that’s another great dubby package. picking a fave in here is quite a though decision to make..” (will chart) (will play)

Jack Jenson (): “geil” (will play)

Richie Collins (): “Track 1 and 4 for me.” (will play)

Satoshi Fumi (Moodmusic,Plastic City,Klik,King Street Sounds etc.): “deep groove.will play!” (will play)

Laurent Diouf (Wreck This Mess): “another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;)” (will play)

Musicpark Records (): “Nice production, sounds great…” (will play)

Ivan Garci (Lucidflow,Vlosfer records(manager)): “very nice tracks here,Will play,thanks.” (will play)

Nino (): “playlist in altroverso” (will chart) (will play)

Richie Hawtin (): “downloaded for r hawtin”

Pele Corral (desperadoz): “wow, great, very nice production !!!” (will chart) (will play)

ABarth (phonanza fm): “What can I say: Yes, you are Boss! Great EP! “Dychotomie” is fantastic!” (will play)

CL-LJUD (): “Very nice , thanks for music :)” (will play)

Sammy W and Alex E (): “cool many thanks, we will try”

Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): “Nadja Touch Version and Riccicomoto Bipolar Session. Amazing sounds. :)” (will chart) (will play)

Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): “Beautiful!!” (will chart) (will play)

Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): “Sweet one!” (will play)

Johnny Mack (): “Awesome collab and great sound! Cheers and full support…” (will chart) (will play)

Radio show Soundtraffic – DJ RIM-K (): “Nice ep, Dychotomie is my favorite !”

Igor Vlasov (): “Good work again! We Are Boss (Nadja East End Dub) is best” (will play)

dubiks (): “Featured,we will chart and support” (will chart) (will play)

Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): “Nadja’s East End Dub is gorgeous. Thank you!” (will play)

Dmitry Stelmakhov (): “my favorite: Nadja Lind & Riccicomoto : We Are Boss (Nadja East End Dub) Like it))” (will play)

Felix FX (different): “Nadja Lind & Riccicomoto : We Are Slaves (Nadja Touch Down Dub) is favorite. radioplay and clubset ” (will play)

Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): “great tracks ! all the way !” (will chart) (will play)

Helmut Ebritsch (Many): “test” (will chart)

riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): “thanx for making this happen…;) ” (will play)

testlabel – Preview: “” (will chart) (will play)

Renaat Vandepapeliere (): “real nice” (will play)

Kreuzberg EP


Lucidflow fire out their final release of 2017 and it is from co-founder Nadja Lind with the ‘Kreuzberg’ EP. This particular release is little bit personal as it is inspired by the areas in Berlin around where she lives. In fact, the title track itself implies that Kreuzberg must be pretty vibey place to live if its real world counterpart matches its audio incarnation. Percussive through and through, it’s a shoulder swaying dancefloor shaker with little time for airs and graces from first kick to last. ‘Schlesisches Tor’ is named after a nice area in the district. While there is a dark dub undertone to the track, it is not despondently so thanks to the delirious melody that sits over the top. Juxtaposing this is ‘Kotti’, short for Kottbusser Tor, an U-Bahn station in Berlin Kreuzberg which is “very rough and filthy, where the whole drug addicted underworld meets.” It is a perfect counterpoint, full of sleaze and spidery, mistrustful elements that hover in the paranoid corners of your mind. Finishing off the release is ‘Sonnenaliee’, a live jam improvised and set in stone. As is the nature of live performance, there is a fluid energy to the track, a playfulness imbued through the off the cuff fills and moments of flair. If you’ve never had the benefit of catching Nadja live, this is the nearest you’ll get to capturing her effervescence in a bottle. ‘Kreuzberg’ will be available from your favourite digital stockists on 11th Dec. 2017 beatport exclusively.

selected feedback:

Tara Brooks (): “niceeee! sonnenalle!!!” (will play)

Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): “Great release, feeling all of them. Thanks 🙂 ”

Satoshi Fumi (Moodmusic,Plastic City,Klik,King Street Sounds etc.): “love Schlesisches Tor.will play!” (will play)

Richie Hawtin (): “downloaded for r hawtin”

D. Diggler (too many, i forgot!): “Big stuff from nadja again!! Love all tracks!! Thx !! ” (will chart)

Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): “3 and 4 Specially Kotti will be played loud ! Thanks for the promo !” (will chart) (will play)

ABarth (phonanza fm): “Very nice hommage to Berlin! I like “Kotti” and “Sonnenallee” a lot…”

Sammy W and Alex E (): “cool many thanks, we will try” (will chart) (will play)

Frankie Deep (): “Thank you!!!…very nice Ep…Kotti for Me!!!” (will play)

Brad Moontribe (): “smooth vibes on “Schlesisches Tor” ! And I dig the gritty, minimal breakbeat …” (will play)

Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): “excellent ! all the way !” (will chart) (will play)

Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): “A Great Release top sounds guys. Cheers ” (will play)

Rishi K. (): “Nice stuff thank you!” (will play)

Jay Hill (Superfreq, Unknown Season, King Street Sounds): “Reminds me of last summer! Schlesisches Tor is divine ! all will get in the top shelf techno crate! ” (will play)

Mark J (ahoren music, radioactivity productions, progress recrods): “sonnealee is cool, gonna spin kreuzberg” (will play)

Johnny Mack (): “Ms. Lind never disappoints and another fantastic EP here with some moody bangers. full support as always, cheers!” (will chart) (will play)

Christian Moster (DRadio): “…” (will play)

Jason Ireland (): “great work as always!loving sonnenallee,thanks will play!” (will chart)

Gez Varley / G-Man (gmr records ,ostgut records): “nice tracks ..will play out ” (will play)

Gabriel Le Mar (Liquid Sound Design (LSD(, Praxxiz): “cool tracks and a nice trip through! Sonnenallee my fav.”

Mauro Picotto (Alchemy): “Thanks for the tunes” (will play)

Blackprint (): “Excellent tracks” (will play)

Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms): “heavy vibes – love it” (will play)

Spettro (Pioneer DJ Radio, ELEVATE, Get Physical): “Love the groove and chords with Kotti!” (will play)

Pioneer DJ Radio

monthly radio shows by Nadja: 
every 4th Thu 21:00 – 22:00 Nadja Lind pres. Lucidflow Show on FriskyRadio

every 1st Wed 12:00 – 13:00 Nadja Lind pres. Sofa Sessions on PioneerDJradio

http://lucidflow.bandcamp.com/music

track list:
My Pleasure (Nadja Lind Remix) – Master ChrisLucidflow/Sofa Sessions
Ne Dostupen – Legit Trip – Sofa Sessions
Oatmeal (Original Mix) – Sean Collier – Insert Coin
TeufelsseeNadja LindLucidflow
Alternative Route To ParadiseAlexis TyrelLucidflow
Ruta 05SpettroLucidflow
Relax (Original Mix) – Alixander Raczkowski – Street Habitat
UnwesenNadja LindLucidflow
Que Fresa (Christian Thomas Remix) – CHKLTE – Liquid Media
Groofin Hihats [BD Tom Remix] – Guldkant – GioMBG sarl
Prophecy – David Scuba & Dance Spirit – Superfreq.
Antal (Sebastian Eric Remix) – Moett C – Mind Records
Basic_Acid_Template_MC – Fundamental Interaction –
003 – 01 (Tech Mix) – weRobots – weRobots
Island of HopeIgor O. VlasovLucidflow
Cuatros CaminosSpettroLucidflow