Contemporary house merged with space-age jazz & broken beat from Copenhagen newcomer Nejrup on debut release MANDA backed by a uniquely off-kilter remix from London soul stalwart K15 (Eglo / Wild Oats)
MANDA is a selection of intricate compositions for the dancefloor with a jazz centered approach to combining dance grooves, modular soundscapes & live instrumentation.
For Nejrup, a self-learned synthhacker, pianist and producer from Copenhagen, his debut MANDA is a result of years of experimentation and never-ending practice and noodling on his Fender Rhodes & homebuilt synth collection. Delivering a compositional complexity influenced by Radiohead and Floating Points, while letting his tunes simmer with airy synths and improvised live instrumentation combined with a love for depthful harmonies.
K15 backs the release with a soothing, heavily syncopated remix, as only he could do it. The Londoner, whose soulful touch and ear for melody has earned him high status in the jazz encompassing house- and broken beat circuit, through Kyle Hall’s ‘Wild Oats’ and Alexander Nut’s ‘Eglo Records’ and as center of the Culross Close outfit.
released April 26, 2019
Written, produced & mixed by Mikkel Nejrup Forchhammer
Rhodes, Prophet 08, Buchla 200e, Voices - M. Nejrup
Drums - Mikkel Ayi Okine
Bass - Emil Just
Artwork - Annemarie Rongsted Jensen
A&R - Daniel Bruhn Jensen
I often find that trawling Bandcamp for stuff I really love can get a bit draining, not that there's not good music out there, but going back to a 2000 Black release I know it will hit
the sweet spot.... Patrick Forge