Ahead of her Coachella debut, Nina Las Vegas has dropped her inaugural EP, EZY OR NEVER, via her own eponymous imprint, NLV Records. The five-track release features collaborations with C.Z., Swick and Snappy Jit. Stream the EP in full here.
"Now Or Never" and "Contagious" dropped ahead of the EP's release. Fresh tracks "Substitute" and "Right Home" complete the EP. Nina features her own vocals on "Substitute," a poppy progressive track Melbourne-based future bass producer Swick, and "Now Or Never."
"Now Or Never," which features production credits from Fort Lauderdale's C.Z. and the familiar face of Swick, is a bubbly dance track that simultaneously evokes old school happy hardcore legend Darren Styles and neo-pop star Grimes. Give it a listen via the producer's Soundcloud below.
Meanwhile, "Contagious" is physically at the center of the release yet arguably sets its tone. Featuring South Floridian Snappy Jit's vocals on lyrics like "Round the clock / we rock / we don't need no sleep!" the 135 BPM track is typical Nina Las Vegas: carefully crafted and full of genuinely ecstatic energy.
In the months following her graduation from Triple J after ruling the airwaves as radio host and tastemaker for over a decade, the Australian dance music producer/DJ and label lead has been churning out new club tracks from up-and-coming signees like Lewis Cancut, Air Max '97 and Strict Face among others. With the new release, the acclaimed curator is taking her own turn in the spotlight; the EP also marks the label's first release of 2016.
Following the launch of her new BBC Radio 1 residency -- including a few B2B sets on BBC's Diplo And Friends -- and an international tour, the producer was handpicked to make her Coachella debut on Fridays April 15 and 22. She'll also join Diplo at the Heineken House at Coachella on Sunday, April 17 before heading to DayClub in Las Vegas.