It seems that manufacturing delays have plagued the entire record industry lately. Take the super select Spanish label SAFT for example: their 13rd release by Chris Gray has been out since April, but their 12th release, which was initially announced for March, is still nowhere to be found. Which is a real shame considering the release in question marks the debut of a highly mysterious figure about which we are unable to find any info at this moment. Maybe that's why there is not a single magazine or blog action on this release so far, even though the presence of Fudge Fingas on the remixing duties is worthy of a mention on its own...
Nortasun's 'One' is a mind-blowing example of what a good source of records, careful sampling and a penchant for deep house can do when combined together. The best example comes from the opening track 'Untitled 1' that introduces a steady latin groove to beefy bass riffs while glistening chords, ethereal strings and endless pads tell a tale of distant voyages. Up next comes the second track 'Untitled 2' that introduces a tribal-imbued deep swinging drum pattern that gets quickly overlaid with organic african percussions, fleeting windy swirls, a fluttering filtered pad and plenty of carefully placed folly-esque ambient dub shots.
Reigning supreme on the B side is Fudge Fingas' SAFT debut, an Edinburg-based artist who has been shaping the deeper side of the house scene as early as 1999. His remix for 'Untitled 1' brings a rather melancholic note to Nortasun's initial vision by introducing a sultry electric piano to the mix and mixing it up with a much needed-vocal sample. But this is not all, after the mid-track breakdown, Gavin gets insanely funky on the job and turns the deep and moody remix into a rhodes-centric solo piano love jam reminiscent of the golden age of soul and R&B.
As of writing this, the release date for Nortasun's 'One' seems to have been for July 1st, but make sure to keep an eye out on all major record stores for this beauty!