Having just announced his first solo Ibiza residency, Dance or Die, Nic Fanciulli continues his impressive run of form with a long-awaited debut on Crosstown Rebels. Entitled Miracle (Body Rock), the two-track release includes a stunning remix from esteemed UK talent Paul Woolford.
Beginning things in fine form is Nic Fanciulli’s original Miracle (Body Rock). Whispering percussion combines with the subtle plucking of guitar strings, as echoing vocals are layered underneath soft, moving pads to create a well-rounded, moving number. Paul Woolford’s Endless Bassline remix comes next. Stuttering hi-hats provide rhythm as the titular rolling bassline chugs on, whilst toneful piano keys merge with reverberating, soulful vocals. Unique, yet staying true to the original, the addition of distorted claps helps create the perfect dancefloor cut; but it is the re-singing of classic Jomanda’s Make My Body Rock vocals that links both tracks in a moving, emotive fashion.
A name synonymous with electronic music culture, Nic Fanciulli is a DJ, producer, festival curator and label owner whose career has spanned two decades. It was in 2005 that Nic founded Saved Records, an imprint that is now synonymous with releases from some of the scenes greatest, including Adam Beyer and Hot Since 82. But it was his latest release on Rekids, titled Understand, that further cemented his reputation as a standout music producer, with a clear-cut ear for the perfect dancefloor melody.
Paul Woolford is a veteran of the UK’s electronic music scene. A prolific producer who has used many aliases, the British talent has recorded five Essential Mixes for Radio 1 as well as holding down a nine-year residency at Space Ibiza. His recent releases demonstrate his continued talent for producing, including You Already Know, Hang Up Your Hang Ups and Story of My Life on Hot Creations.