A 4 track beats & breaks ep (20m 32s) — released May 17th 2024 on Cead

B.A.D founder NIKS debuts her first ever EP on Céad with "Milieu". The four release teleports listeners to four differing environments and spaces within one sonic journey, where each track places you in a setting that NIKS enjoys to dance and play in.

The first half of the EP is for the club, where Carnival flavours, bouncy percussion and celebratory energy prevail. In V2B, violins, speedy cowbells, drums, vocals, an alarm and a tingly bass all work together to build this immediate and non-stop feeling. And Chill is an ode to the hot and sweaty nights. With succinct yet catchy vocals, a fun played in chord for a bass and a bounce throughout, NIKS' first ever house track should make you feel sexy and in charge.

The second half is a cool down - Sequences transports you to a beachy sunrise via NIKS'own field recordings of birds and the sea in Mexico, which fill and build the space. Dubstep adjacent Stomp The Grid, which is NIKS' first collaboration with Or:la, soaks you in its warm sub bass. This real underground and "in the zone" track touches on elements of grime married with glitched out sound bites, subtle sub basses and hard hitting drums. All of this complemented by one drawn out echoed word throughout.

I keep thinking of that tune you played during the talk!! It was great - I will rekordbox it asap - Martyn 3024

Played your new one V2B on Keep Hush, sounded sick, thanks for sending - Hodge Rinse FM

This is sick Niks - TSVI Nervous Horizon

Bangs on a big system, can't wait to get this out into the world! - Or:la Cead

Some great tunes in here, Stomp and Chill - Laksa Hessle Audio/Timedance/Ilian Tape/AD93/Mistry re:lax NTS resident

Freshhh - Jennifer Loveless V2B

V2B is sickkkkk! - Tsepo Shelter Amsterdam

Tunes! Will play them out for sure - Carista NTS

Loveee - Chloé Robinson Pretty Weird

Solid! Full support! - Daire Phonica Records

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