The double EP 'First Take' is Nicole Jaey's debut release from 2014. The blue
"Part 1" is focused on house and pop music and contains the radio FM4
featured song "Gentle Shiver" and the collaborational
track with house producer caTekk "New World". "Part 2" sounds much
heavier and rougher - something
for the lovers of bass & club music. All productions, lyrics and
vocals are made by Nicole Jaey herself.
|With "Colors" she releases
her new EP in 2019. Some things have changed, but not
everthing. Less Trap
and more Soul, less House and more subtle
arrangements show an obvious artistic
development and the inclusion of
different musical inspirations - from Jazz to Cloud.
The song "Unique" has a special guest - Shout-out to Curtiss Cobane!
is a collaboration between Nicole Jaey and Harry Jen. As both
artists are singer and producer, the album is a constant back and forth
of both doing each. On the surface, though, the tendency is more
towards Nicole Jaey singing and Harry Jen producing.
With 'Wannaplay', a massive dubstep hymn, being the first collaborative
work from late 2012 it was soon clear that more had to follow, although
not entirely clear, what the product would look like. First it was only
a couple of remixes on each others' releases, later it turned out to be
enough coherent material for more, so the idea of a collective record
was born. This early stage of the collaboration can still be observed
in the fact that the album contains remixes, originals and reworks of
their own work, side by side.
As tangled as the thread that runs through the album is, as colorful is
the palette of influences that can be heard. Dubstep was only the
beginning, followed by tracks containing elements from styles as
diverse as soul, pop, wonky, house, chill trap and future garage. The
common ground is always the electronic music background that both
artists come from.
Thank you for listening!