Nail* ‎– Lost Trax 1997

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Shabby Doll Records ‎– SHB012
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2 × Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, Numbered
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Tracklist

Now
A1 Lemon Gus
A2 Nerangus
Then
B1 In The Pocket
B2 Heights
Now
C1 Brothers & Sisters
C2 No Mo'
Then
D1 90% Down & Shit
D2 Just Can't Make My Mind Up

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Recycled paper gray hard cover with stamped numbering. Limited edition of 300 copies.
Each copy includes a Shabby Doll Records sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): SHB 012 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): SHB 012 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): SHB 012 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): SHB 012 D1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHB012D Nail* Lost Trax 1997(8xFile, MP3, 320) Shabby Doll Records SHB012D UK 2014

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WePlayWax

WePlayWax

April 25, 2015
'Lemon Gus' opens the first disc and proves to be a gleaming 4x4 house groover that packs both energy and emotion into a highly evocative piece of house music. 'Nerangus' means "awkward" or "clumsy" in Lithunian, but the song is nothing but finely ordered sample loops, soulful vocal disco cuts, bright synth stabs and playful jazz flutes placing it closer to the funkier side of house. The flipside starts with 'In The Pocket', a dreamy scenery of erotic plucked guitars, floating pad loops, typical percussions and a deep bassline to hold them in place. The construction doesn't stop here and soon a display of melancholic jazzy sax samples, soulful piano keys and funky guitars unleash their force. Ending the first part in full tropical glory is 'Height', a steady feet-mover that features a groovy bass, hearty congas, joyful trumpets and ecstatic vocal slices dancing around a thumping kick drum.

Stepping onto the second slab of wax we discover the only track that had been previously released, albeit in an edited version in 1998 on Remote. 'Brothers & Sisters' comes in its full unedited glory as an energetic good-vibe mover courtesy of tight kicks and swung percussion elements that intertwine with a mesmerising supply of bells, jingles and melodies and cheery vocal bits. 'No Mo'' kicks things up a notch into harder, rougher territory by drawing power from the tight kick, rolling bass and slapped drums while engaging a swirling array of funky riffs, twisted vocal loops and peculiar stabs and one-shots. Turn the record over and find '90% Down & Shit', a classic old-skool peak-time house monster that catches your attention from the very first pounding kick-drum. The arrangement is by far the richest of the lot, employing everything from loud hats, crisp snares and groovy bass lines to fascinating synth loops, demented voices and a spot-on sax line that will rise your temperature to boiling heights. To complete his joy ride, Nail unleashes 'Just Can't Make My Mind Up', a friendly edit of jumpy beats, happy funk guitar chords, cheerful melodies and joyous vocal cuts making it the perfect track to play on a beach at a sea under the clear summer sky.