The next ten-inch cut of the Time Is Now series comes courtesy of Nicky Soft Touch. These four tracks are a taste of things to come, handpicked from an as-yet-unannounced double LP the Bristol native has had in the works since 2019.
Nicky Soft Touch’s recent outings include two dusty hip-hop dubplates on London’s Ghost Notes Worldwide; for Lonely City Sampler he explores a more British sound. Using a tape deck and a pile of old jungle tapes, cut-up snippets were crafted into an audio collage balancing ambience with rave style crescendos. Driving dubwise bass dominates ‘Lost In A Sea Of Rolling Eyes’ while disrupted breakbeats meet stuttering chords in ‘Lonely City Cut 4’. The closing track’s garage-inflected UK techno beat is haunted by spaced out diva vocals, a melancholic mover for city nights.
Lonely City Sampler drops December 10th via Time Is Now.
released December 10, 2021
Production by: Nicky Soft Touch
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO