Brave Nu WorldNu:Tone
There's just no stopping the Nu:Tone right now!
Following in the footsteps of Hospital luminaries High Contrast and London Elektricity, with a unique combination of lounge-core flavour and tough dancefloor skills, Brave Nu World is the outstanding long-play debut from The Talented Mr Gresham.
There are some heavyweight vocal hook-ups on this LP - original studio business is on the agenda here; no half-arsed accapella nonsense! Jazz diva Natalie Williams wraps her sultry vocals around the radio bomb 'Seven Years', and 'Strange Encounter' (that rarest of things: a full vocal d&b workout which actually works on the dancefloor). SP:MC picks up the mic for his recording debut, to add hypnotic lyrics and North London know-how on the dubwise rollout 'Heaven Sent'. 'Can We?' sees Nu:Tone join forces with London Elektricity and Liane Carroll, resulting in full-on gospel infused soul heaven. And, as if all that wasn't enough, Soul 2 Soul legend Rose Windross makes a very rare guest appearance, bringing her unmistakable voice to 'All Over The World'.
There are plenty of nuggets to keep any dancefloor rocking too. Club favourites like 'Ebb + Flow' and 'Right Now', fully road-tested on plate for over a year, plus 'Countdown' (a family funktion with Dan's own little brother Logistics), alongside bonafide smashers 'Breathless' and the classic re-rub of Lenny Fontana's 'Spread Love'.
The Nu Boy proves he's got what it takes to challenge the big dogs in 2005.