Support from Maya Jane Coles, Alex Attias Music Productions and Marc DePulse.
LA native Tarek Nasr, has tried almost every avenue of music, from rock bands, which seen him get major airplay on the legendary KCRW and sat pretty in their Top Ten EP’s for 2010, to collaborative electronic acts which supported the likes of LA Riots and Designer Drugs. He’s jumped from genre to genre trying to find that happy medium for himself. Well under his new guise, Parcel, we think he’s found his calling.
This much more personal, mature sound delves into the deep, emotive house expanse where he’s brought in the beautiful tones of Amber Jade on lead track ‘Viable’. The heart-wrenching, Moloko-esque, vocals lay perfectly over a sublime pad & synth laden piece of 4/4.
Track two on the release, ‘Over It’, sees another stunning slab of thought-provoking house, with the octaves taken down on a druggy growl of a vocal, it intertwines amongst warm bass and wistfully slow synths, that wash amongst a chunky midrange and drumline.
Remix duties come in the shape of One Six, better known as house stalwart Stupid Fresh. One Six brings a bit more jack to the party, utlising the originals vocal and synths whilst introducing his own tangent to a bit of 90’s tinged, fingers-to-the-air house.
And in keeping with the ‘finding-ones-self’ of this release, Frenchman Heathcliff Town, aka broken-beatsmith Black Sushi, provides us with yet another wonderfully done remix. Tech House presides on this effort; groove-laden and shuffling through-out, he’s intricately chopped the vocal and allowed the track to progress into a truly memorable low-slung affair!