Roll-on 2016

It has been a long time since the last “news” update, and the past year has been relatively quiet. So as we approach the end of 2015, let’s take a look at what’s been going on, and what will be happening in the coming months:

  • The end of 2014 saw the release of the remix EP for Nikolozi‘s “Counter”. The EP is available now from the usual online retailers.
  • On December 7th, nsu will finally release the long-awaited “Resurrection” EP, which will feature several new tracks, a couple of updated oldies, and a remix of the title-track. Artists appearing on the EP include Deepstoned, Virus, Mak Floss, Haszari, Stray Theories and Absolute Value & bLazem. Some previews can already be heard on nsu’s SoundCloud page.
  • nsu plans to follow-up with another new EP – more details in the next update in early 2016. He is currently completing remixes for Haszari and Comix.
  • Also in December, we will be kicking off a semi-regular Newclear Music mix series on our Mixcloud page. The idea is to present a collection of music curated and presented by our artists – not necessarily DJ mixes, the focus will be on the selections. The first mix will be by Stray Theories. Stay tuned.

We are also preparing our next blog post, to appear by the end of the year.

Quick Mid-2014 News Round-up

What an amazing few months it has been! We have seen the relaunch of our website, the release of the first Soul Science EP for this label, and more plans crystallise for the second half of this year. So in this short update, we take a look at what’s going on with the new, upcoming and recent releases:

  • A new Squeezer EP just is around the corner. “Chilled Juice” is the latest chill-out offering from Karl Howe, and is set to be released mid-September with four more downbeat flavoured mixes, courtesy of Stray Theores, Invader Tron, Virus and nsu. We are hard at work preparing the promotional materials, and are very excited about our first true chill-out only EP.
  • We are happy to announce that the next remix EP will be for our good friend Nikolozi‘s tune “Counter” (listen here). Full team of artists guesting on remix duties will be announced at a later date, but we are looking at a Q4 release for the package.
  • The new nsu single “Resurrection”, with Deepstoned on the vocals, is ready for release (featuring a drum & bass remix by a yet to be announced up & coming duo), but is delayed by the postponement of the music video shoot. We are still hopeful of a 2014 release.
  • In May, we released the first Soul Science EP on Newclear, “Positive Vibes”, with remixes from Juan Tellez, Nikolozi, Sentient, and nsu. The EP is available now from the usual online retailers, and you can grab two bonus mixes as a free download.

Apart from the usual music side of Newclear, we are also preparing a couple of interesting blog posts for the next couple of months.

That’s all for this update, it’s full steam ahead towards the end of 2014!

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