May 2013 News Round-up

nsu Live at Ritual Fest 2K13

On June 7th, nsu will be performing his first live set (as part of the Audio Colours crew) in over a year at the 2013 Ritual Fest, with a stack of new tunes to be heard live for the first time. He will be joined on the stage by Deepstoned (of Irie Revolution) on the MC duties.

For more details on the festival, go to the Ritual Fest website.

To celebrate his appearance at the festival, nsu is giving away an edited version of his remix of “Higher” by Stray Theories. Download it from the nsu SoundCloud page.

Ritual Fest 2K13

Ritual Fest 2K13 – Jun 7 & 8, Novi Sad

Release Schedule for 2013

Our plan for the rest of the year is to release three more packages, each for a different artist. Here’s what’s in store for the remainder of 2013:

  • “Chilled Juice” remix EP by Squeezer. On the remix roster are Stray Theories, Invader Tron, Virus, and nsu.
  • “Positive Vibes” remix package by Soul Science. A ton of remixes here, including Irie Revolution, Tellez, Nikolozi, nsu and more!
  • “Resurrection” – new single by nsu, featuring Deepstoned on the vocals.

Roadkill EP Out Soon!

Our latest release is just around the corner – it features the explosive original version of “Meatgrinder” by Roadkill, along with remixes by The Supersonic Army, Soul Science and nsu. You can preview all the tracks here.

Chart Success for Blood Orange Remix

Late last year, two of nsu’s remixes were released on the Cartoon Beats 004 EP, for Haszari’s “Blood Orange” and for SoNic Smoth’s “RE: Memory”. The EP ended up climbing to number 5 on Juno’s Charts for electro releases, while the “Blood Orange” remix took the number 8 spot on the electro tunes chart.

In addition to that, the “Blood Orange” remix also ended up topping Radio One 91’FM’s Top 11 chart TWICE!

Massive thanks to everyone for their support!

nsu Update for October 2012

 Blood Orange / RE: Memory - EP Out Now!

Blood Orange / RE: Memory – EP Out Now!

nsu Remixes out now on the fourth Cartoon Beats EP

The Cartoon Beats team, made up of Haszari and SoNic Smith, are back with a new, monumental double EP, “Blood Orange / RE: Memory”. nsu delivers a dark, atmospheric breakbeat-step interpretation of the former, followed up by an uplifting breakbeat take on the latter.

The EP is available now from the Apple iTunes, JunoDownload.com, and AmazonMp3 online store, as well as the Spotify streaming service.

You can also support the EP by voting for nsu’s remix of “Blood Orange” on Dunedin Radio 1 91FM‘s Tuesday Top 11 Chart. You can vote by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Top 11 Page.
  2. On the form on the right, enter the following info:
  • Artist: Haszari
  • Song: Blood Orange (nsu Morning Lemon Remix)

Your help is appreciated!

New nsu Remix EP is just around the corner

The next release out on Newclear Music is a remix EP for “The Last Sunrise”, an old favourite in the live set. The EP will features new mixes from Soul Science, Nort, Stray Theories, Virus and Squeezer, all in company with nsu’s “Immortal Mix”. All tracks have been completed and are due to be mastered very soon. Watch this space for updates about this release.

Archeology Volume One

Archeology Volume One

nsu collaborating with Irie Revolution Sound

After a relatively long period without fresh new material, nsu is finally back in the studio, and one of the first demos to be penned down, tentatively titled “Resurrection”, is a collaboration with Novi Sad’s reggae/roots/dubstep act, Irie Revolution Sound. More announcements at a later date.

Archeology Volume One available for free download

nsu’s collection of older tunes and versions which were previously unreleased or available only on promo is now available for free download. For more info, see this link, or go straight to the download page on Bandcamp.

Free nsu Releases, Meatgrinder Remixes

nsu Back Catalogue Available for Free

The first four releases by nsu on Newclear Music are now available as free downloads from nsu’s Bandcamp site. You can now grab the following releases in a number of digital formats, without paying for them:

We have also significantly dropped the price of last year’s Rescapé remix album, in anticipation of the next release by nsu, the remix EP for “The Last Sunrise”.

In addition to that, we’re planning on releasing a bunch of VIP and promo only versions of some of the tracks from the earlier releases, in a free download digital collection soon. Watch this space.

Remixers for Roadkill’s EP Confirmed

One of the upcoming releases on Newclear Music will be the “Meatgrinder” remix EP by Roadkill. Alongside the original version, which can be heard here, the EP will include remixes by the following artists:

  • The Supersonic Army
  • Late Night OD
  • Soul Science
  • Haszari
  • nsu

 

Mid-2012 Update

Upcoming Releases

We’ve just scheduled two new releases for the second half of 2012, and both will continue our current run of the multi-genre remix EP format. Here’s the tentative line-up:

  • NCMR008EP: nsu – The Last Sunrise feat. Squeezer – Remixes: Old live favourite by nsu, given the treatment by Stray Theories, Soul Science, Nort, Squeezer and Newclear-newcomer Sameless Cut/Virus.
  • NCMR009EP: Roadkill – Meatgrinder – Remixes: Explosive breakbeat-rave rhythms on this one – full list of remixers yet to be confirmed, but we’ll have some household names as well as some fresh faces.

Full release schedule and track-listings to be confirmed in the next update.

Higher - Remixes

Higher – Remixes

Stray Theories – Higher – Remixes

Our latest release arrived in late June and has been received warmly. The release is available now in digital format from online retailers, and you can read all about it in the official press release. You can also watch the promo video for the release here.

We are now looking to promote the release on Dunedin’s Radio 1 91FM, and would like to break into their weekly Top 11 chart on Tuesdays. You can help us by voting:

  1. Go to the Top 11 Page.
  2. On the form on the right, enter the following info:
  • Artist: Stray Theories
  • Song: Higher (nsu Remix)

Your help is appreciated!

Mid-Year Update

Pure Juice - Remixes

Pure Juice – Remixes

Here’s a brief list of what else has been happening and what’s coming up:

  • While late 2011 and early 2012 have been quiet, some things have been going on behind the scenes. Last year’s downbeat/chill-out concept remix album “Rescapé” achieved #10 on JunoDownload’s downbeat charts, and we also unleashed the first release by an artist other than nsu: Squeezer’s “Pure Juice” remix EP.
  • nsu has recently completed his second remix for the upcoming double-A-side on Cartoon Beats Recordings (CBR004) EP, “Blood Orange/RE Memory” by Haszari & SoNic Smith. Look-out for the previews in the next few weeks.
  • Earlier this year, nsu joined the Audio Colours collective – a group of musicians based in Novi Sad, Serbia, specialising in genres such as reggae, dub, drum’n’bass, dubstep and breakbeat, amongst others. There are plans for a lot of collaborations, and Virus/Sameless Cut is the first Audio Colours member to be included in a future Newclear release (see top story).
  • In April, nsu played his first live gig outside of New Zealand, at the 2nd edition of the Audio Colours Experience night. The gig took place at the Petrovaradin Fortress, and you can see some highlights from nsu’s set here.

As always, thanks to everyone for their support. We’re looking forward to more good beats and gigs 🙂

New Album, 2010 Highlights, 2011 Plans

Rescap̩ РNew Remix Album out April 25

nsu’s first release for 2011 comes in the form of a downbeat style remix album, featuring new versions of earlier nsu tunes by artists from around New Zealand. You can read detailed background info on the album, including the full list of artists involved, in the official press release.

The album will be available on CD as well as digital downloads – full details available on release date. You can listen to the remix album right now on nsu’s Bandcamp page:

2010 Highlights

Last year has been a relatively quiet year in terms of new work, so here’s a look at some of the stand-out moments from 2010:

Panic Bells Music Video

In late April 2010, after an amazing effort by everyone involved, we finally launched the much anticipated music video for “Panic Bells“. On the day of its release, the video achieved the accolade of the “Most Watched NZ Musician Channel” on YouTube.

You can read more about the making of the video, and watch it in HD on the following websites:

#1 Prog House Release on Juno Charts

The sole new production by nsu in 2010 was the tune “Neutron Star MMX“, which, together with Haszari’s “It’s Not Real” was released as a double-A-side EP on the Dunedin label Cartoon Beats, together with remixes from Aural Trash/Greg Churchill and Snake Charmer.

In late October, the “Deep Space” EP reached #1 on JunoDownload’s “Progressive House” release chart for one whole week, in addition to hitting the 5th spot on the overall “House” charts.

Upside Down Remix reaches #2 on Dunedin’s Radio One

Thanks to dedicated fans and their votes, Nikolozi’s remix of “Upside Down” entered Radio One’s weekly Top 11 countdown at #2, and kept its position for two weeks in November.

2011 Plans

For 2011, nsu has relocated to Europe and is now based in Novi Sad, Serbia over the Northern Summer. Here’s a quick look at what’s on the plate for the remainder of the year:

  • nsu Remix (and Dub!) of Squeezer’s “Pure Juice” due out mid-year on newclear Music, as part of “Pure Juice – Remixes” EP.
  • Currently in the works are remixes for Haszari’s “Blood Orange” and Stray Theories’ “Forget the Sunrise”
  • New EP started, release planned for late 2011
  • Reconstructing the live set for future gigs