Nepotek ‘It’s Me’

Artist: Nepotek
Title : It’s Me
Label: Plus Future Records
Cat. #: PFR003
Format: Digital
Release Date: 25th September 2020
0​1 Nepotek – It’s Me (Basic Beauty Mix)
02 Nepotek – It’s Me (Paul Johnson’s Jack Nation Remix)
03 Nepotek – It’s Me (Peter Pixzel Remix)
04 Nepotek – It’s Me (Alexi Delano Remix)
05 Nepotek – It’s Me (Meitei Remix)
06 Nepotek – It’s Me (Twisted Deep Tech Mix)

Keeping up momentum following two well-received releases, Plus Future Records label owner and producer Nepotek drops ‘It’s Me’, with a wide range of quality remixes from Paul Johnson, Peter Pixzel, Alexi Delano, and Meitei.

‘It’s Me’ sees Nepotek utilise crunchy, hypnotic drums amongst piano licks, murky pads and vocal chops to form a deep and hazy vibe. Next, a remix from Chicago’s Paul Johnson, renowned for early works on legendary labels such as Peacefrog and Dance Mania. Paul’s decades of experience come into their own, and by adding an addictive groove, light synth work, and extra vocal chants, maximising the track for peak time club impact.

Fabric regular and WetYourSelf! co-founder Peter Pixzel’s version follows suit in fine style, flipping the track into a trippy, heads-down affair, while Visionquest and alphahouse affiliate Alexi Delano transforms the track into a shimmering downtempo delight complete with muted jazzy tones and light, shuffling percussion, a departure from the minimal sound he’s become known for over the years.

In a similar fashion, Japan’s Meitei gives ‘It’s Me’ the ambient treatment, with a slow burning piano motif evolving alongside the warmth of crackling, binaural atmospheres, reminiscent of his Pitchfork approved album from last year. Rounding off the release is an alternate take on the original from Nepotek himself, with the addition of an acid bassline weaving through, this mix mangles elements of the original into a truly twisted alternative.