Enjoy the Fall
(We Are) Nexus prides itself as Tech House meets World Music, an unmistakable quality throughout Enjoy the Fall that is clearly evident. Flamenco acoustic guitar riffs and rhythmic conga lines blend seamlessly throughout staking claim to their motto. “I am weightless, faceless, greatness, waiting to be seen break free / Stuck in orbit like the moon bound to my past by gravity.” Enjoy the Fall is a song about internal struggle and the need we all have to break free of patterns and assumed roles that limit us. To break them takes a leap of faith, falling into something unknown. It’s scary as hell, but at the same time exhilarating. These stellar lyrics along with impeccable production quality, courtesy of producer/composer Nick Gunn, proves that Enjoy the Fall is a case point example of how great lyrics and great instrumentation combine to produce a brilliant track. “The song drops into an instrumental chorus using square leads, wobbles, and a spaciousness that literally makes you feel like you’re falling,” says Gunn. “It hits the spot dead on.”
Sound of the Beat
Known for their unique Tech House meets World Music sound, there is definitely something special happening with their second release “Sound of the Beat.” With driving congas and a subtle acoustic guitar line it is reminiscent of Tube and Berger’s “Imprint of Pleasure.” Add in a sultry lead vocal from Carmen Rainier and the result is a highly memorable Tech House/World Music hybrid that is fresh and invigorating and all their own. “Sound of the Beat” is memorable, engaging, and well constructed, full of color and texture, two important elements in EDM. Nexus is clearly proving that they have the goods, on many levels, with this song.
Broken is a slick, tech house concoction reflective of Eric Prydz meets Lanny May. While some house music tends to stay firmly on the same track, this gem weaves its way beautifully through textures, melodies and killer lyrics such as “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned/Heaven has no rage like love turned to hate,” in which lyricist and vocalist Carmen Rainier proves that smart and sexy belong in EDM.