Artist: Nubian Mindz
Title: Ghost Dreams
Label: Counterchange Recordings
Cat. #: COUNTER002
Release Date: July 1 (Vinyl), July 22 (Beatport), August 5 (All other digital platforms)
Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
A1. New Me
A2. New Me (Aardvarck Sun & Moon Mix)
B. Ghost Dreams
Digi Bonus. Capricorn One
Fabled UK producer and fine purveyor of original West London future-jazz, Nubian Mindz a.k.a Alpha Omega a.k.a Colin Lindo provides us with COUNTER002 – ‘Ghost Dreams’, including a rare dub-wise remix from Dutch hero Aardvarck.
A straight up jam in Lindo’s trademark crisp and tough outboard sound, ‘New Me’ is a shining synth beauty. Our pal Aardvarck reworked it with his 1991-reinforced ‘Sun & Moon Mix’ – delivered over skype from Bali and totally worth the several weeks it took to transfer.
Characterising a certain melancholia that Counterchange Recordings happily leans towards, the heavy bass and urgent sci-fi funk of ‘Ghost Dreams’ graces the B in its entirety. For those new-age digital customers ‘Capricorn One’ keeps things in check with a heavy hypnotic cut.