Alan Nieves fires off pumping home for Desert Hearts debut [EP Review] – Dancing Astronaut

Alan Nieves is a residing embodiment of the phrase, “began off swinging.” After all, it’s not too typically that one’s very first launch makes it to the highest of Beatport‘s general chart. The New York native spent years honing his craft till he was able to share his music with the world, and it appears the onerous work paid off. Following releases on Kinetika, Deeperfect, Elrow, and Lapsus, Nieves has formally made his debut on Desert Hearts Recordings.

The pair-up between the 2 was pure. Thanks to his work behind the decks as a daily at Brooklyn’s famed Output membership and his personal occasion sequence, Nieves had struck up a relationship with the Desert Hearts crew that later remodeled into a detailed friendship. What has resulted is a delightfully easy two-tracker titled Empty Lights.

Empty Lights’ eponymous opener is refined in tone, but its upward synth progressions, encouraging vocals, and nuanced grooves on the low-end translate to a dancefloor destroyer. “Contigo” continues this motif, but its deal with intricate drum patterning and a robust bassline enable for a extra after-hours really feel. It’s clear Nieves is aware of tips on how to work his crowds — both by way of DJing or his productions — and such confirmed success early on signifies he’s main the cost in authentic tech home.



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