New Sounds: NY*AK – Dollar

NY*AK - Dollar

Technicolour maintains it’s impressive run of form with the Dollar EP by Newcastle-based hardware addict NY*AK. Following up on an excellent 12″ for Karakul – a Phonica Records sub-label – he channels the spirit of legendary rhythm architects Herbie Hancock, Theo Parrish, Kenny Dope and Lil’ Louie Vega, collating four rough gems made using an MPC, Nord Lead 2, Roland SH101, Roland 606, Juno 106, Jen SX1000, Rhodes 88MK1 and with the help of Mark Hand on keys, Misumami on vocals and Ian Blevins. Each track packs an incredible punch in the groove stakes, undoubtedly the characteristic that has attracted the likes of Moodymann, Seven Davis Jr and Gilles Peterson to NY*AK’s music. Take a listen to the title track below and if not familiar with NY*AK head here for more.


Dollar EP is released on 12″ vinyl on 26th February. The digital download follows on 11th March. (pre-order)

CF Smith

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