While many US producers from the second house wave of the 90s are looked at like demigods, others have remained partly in the shadows, and considerably underrated given their achievements. Anthony Nicholson is one producer who belongs to the latter category, but one which we've been supporting since day one of Juno. The man came to prominence thanks to a fruitful relationship with Ron Trent, and also to a whole heap of quality releases for known imprints like Peacefrog, Prescription, and Nite Grooves. This week, however, he's up on his own highly underrated Circular Motion, spear-headed by the excellent "Miquifaye Studio Rewerk", a tribal house groove with a deep, wondrous backdrop of synth exploration. "Beat Pad Apella" is a jazzier piece of music, an enticing house chiller with plenty of musical nuances that bounce off its full, intricate groove. Excellent - don't overlook this one...
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