Premiere: Nikki Nair ‘Where R U’

Premiere: Nikki Nair ‘Where R U’

Nikki Nair will make his Astrophonica debut in September with the ‘Renormalization Support Group’ EP. Listen to ‘Where R U’ below.

Comprising four cuts of Nair’s distinctive breakbeat electro, the DJ Mag North America Breakthrough Producer award winner’s hit streak continues here, with sizzling beats and phat, crunching basslines underscoring his flair for fun yet precisely designed club tools. 

In ‘Plug’, a sound like an aux cord pulled out is harnessed into a rib-shaking bassline, like a wink to fellow beat wizard Joe’s ‘Punters Step Out’. ‘It’s NP Complicated’ is irresistible, its bubbling electro beat and wavy synth propping up a strange, stuttering vocal. 

Avid fans of Nair’s recent mixes will recognise ‘Where R U’. A standout cut in his recent Boiler Room from Hyderabad and his 2021 DJ Mag Recognise mix, its oscillating robot vocal and glitchy beat is precisely the sort of thing that’s made his productions stand out so much in the past few years. 

‘Renormalization Support Group’ will be released on 9th September. Pre-order it here.

Nair, Sully and Astrophonica founder Fracture recently teamed up to release a sample pack comprising 65 breakbeats in aid of UK homelessness charity Shelter.