Nikitch & Kuna’s first full-length album ‘Débuts’, is out today and you can stream it in full below.
The 12-track record finds the France-via-Brussels duo of Nicolas Morant and Edouard Gilbert building on last years collaborative EP ‘Mush’.
‘Débuts’ explores the melting point between jazz and club culture, interspersed with the signature sounds of broken beat, Chicago footwork, UK garage, Detroit house, and underpinned by their road-tested new live format.
Containing the previously shared singles ‘Hey, This Must Be Deep’ and ‘Francis’ Theme’ the album see’s the duo push their musical and creative development even further, a result of touring extensively around Europe with a live drummer, from high-brow jazz festivals to sweaty basement clubs.
“We would be lying if we said our gig experience didn’t influence us on this record” Edouard explains. “We discovered new aspects to songs such as “Bruk” and managed to push forward the energy side of the music from the rawness of the live shows. This energy empowered to produce and compose new material in the same vein”.
Take a listen to the album below.