NG Trax label boss Nima Gorji is a long-time house staple who has been helping to define the sound of now for more than fifteen years.
Sci + Tec, Bondage, Talman and Fuse London have all come calling for his beats over the years, while he has kept in the headlines with always stylish DJ sets at landmark clubs all over the world, especially the likes of Pacha and Privilege in Ibiza.
In his latest release on Deeperfect Records titled Sunwave Stories he kicks off with ‘Early Bird’, a superbly pressurised house track that locks you into the groove and before introducing a warped and twisted lead synth. The drums never let up and keep marching forwards as a driving bassline and miniature explosions of cosmic keys light up the whole track. ‘Morning Sun’ then has a drilling, darkened bassline and punchy kicks that waste no time in setting the mood. A freaky synth phrase pans around the mix and effective filters build the tension as this one unfolds, with lush chords bringing the soul.
After years of putting out subversive house, techno and minimal, Detroit-raised, Brooklyn-based tastemaker Ryan Crosson demonstrates his complex artistic style by reworking ‘Early Bird’ into a bubbling, rhythmically playful tune for the after-hours. Molten and withering chords bring an off-balance feel as quirky synth motifs and muffled voices add the sort of character that has always stood his work apart.
In honor of the release, which you can find here, we asked Nima Gorji to contribute to our City Guide series by sharing his five favorite spots in Málaga, the beautiful port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol.
My favourite club in the area. It is the one and only true club for electronic music here. The club is situated in a well-known suburb of Malaga, Torremolinos is known for its LGTB community and has been a famous party Capital in Spain. The club has a great New Yorkish like loft interior with an amazing Funktion One sound system and a great Light system for every occasion, especially my IBC events monthly residency.
Los Montes de Malaga
Beautiful and huge natural park in the mountains of Malaga. It’s the nearest natural reserve of pine trees. No constructions allowed there, so you are filled by serenity. It’s the perfect place to walk with my dogs. I love the smell of pines and the deepness of the silence.
Located just on the side of the city centre. Delicious fusion food. Typical Spanish tapas dishes in a more elaborated manners.
There are also terraces for sitting outside and inside with a wooden interior design including a great wine cellar and selection exposed to costumers.
Organic restaurant bar. Nice place to hang out and have a beer or cocktail with a sea view. Situated in the west side of the city, Passeo Maritimo is a long promenade full of beach clubs and restaurants. Summer nights it is booming with people and a great place to start the night.
Located in the brand new modern design port of Malaga, the cute colourful building proposes great art exhibitions all year long. It’s very pleasant to walk and discover all the modern installations. In addition, the museum is surrounded by lots of cafes and restaurants which makes it the perfect place to spend an afternoon.