Artist: NuFects
Title: Demons & Slayers
Remixers: Alan Cerra, Paul Deep
Release Date: 2 December 2022

Supported by: Armin van Buuren, John Digweed, Adriatique, Dubfire, Mind Against, Guy Gerber, Nick Warren, Pete Tong, BLOND:ISH, Joris Voorn, Above & Beyond, Anja Schneider, ELIF, ao

Tash's Movement Recordings opens the month of December by welcoming NuFects to the label for their debut EP. Conceptualized in 2013, Colombian artists Alejo Cortes and Carlos Lopez aka NuFects decided to undertake a project full of energy, joy, colour and intrigue. They started producing progressive and organic house under the name NuFects (short for The New Effect), quickly earning recognition from Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren and Cid Inc, along with very important local talents Dabeat, Gux Jimenez and Kamilo Sanclemente, while legends like Paul Oakenfold and Solarstone playlisted their music. Now surpassing ten years of working together, NuFects takes another important step with their Movement Recordings debut 'Demons and Slayers', alongside remixes from Alan Cerra and Paul Deep (AR).

Beloved for her sleek, energetic brand of progressive house, NuFects dials in another beauty with 'Demons'. Warm, full grooves anchor the journey while layers of expertly manicured percussion, dulcet pianos and percolating synth lines add bounce and emotion leading into the break. Advancing further across the interlude, the duo works precise modulation in crafting a tension filled build, eventually peaking with prismatic colours as the groove drops for a thunderous finale. Meanwhile, the equally impressive 'Slayers' keeps the peaktime energy established by its predecessor. Big muscular grooves, crunchy rhythmic structures and wavy arps set the course for a profoundly emotional theme to emerge during a hugely memorable breakdown.

Returning to the label for the lone interpretation of 'Demons' is Alan Cerra. Hailing from Argentina, Alan has achieved measurable success since first emerging in 2019. With a progressive sound that finds a perfect balance between melody and groove, genre tastemakers Cid Inc, Eelke Kleijn, Hernan Cattaneo, Miss Monique, Tim Green and more have been steadfast supporters across his rise, while Juicebox Music, Hoomidaas, Mango Alley, Siona and YOMO Records have served as landing spots for some of the Argentine's most highly regarded work. With Alan's Movement Recordings debut 'Space Dive' landing in September, the Río Gallegos resident now returns to the label with a powerful take on 'Demons'. Beginning with a buoyant kick and galloping groove, the Argentinean artist channels the electric energy of the original through striking synth lines and percolating arps, before a break of dissonant synth blasts and crunchy melodica setup a thrilling peaktime finale.

The release concludes with Paul Deep making his label debut with the lone interpretation of 'Slayers'. With a career that spans the better part of a decade, the Argentinean artist has compiled an impressive resume along the way, landing releases via All Day I Dream, Tale and Tone and The Soundgarden. World class DJs Lee Burridge, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren have all been steadfast supporters of Paul's sound, which often sits in the creative space between progressive and organic house. Now, following his latest vehicle for Proton Music, Paul makes his long overdue Movement Recordings debut with a huge rendition of 'Slayers'. Built around a thumping percussive framework, Paul focuses on rhythm and groove across the first act, nicely balanced with a healthy dose of arpeggiated sequences. Looking to bring greater emotional depth, the main break unveils a gorgeous primary theme, delicately dancing across dusty percussion and tension filled tones, as modulation peaks for a fiery finale.

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