“Conversations” w/ Glass Slipper

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Nylon Trax “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…
Come get to know Lisa Cork-Twiss and Bradley of the amazing duo Glass Slipper!

Jaymz Nylon: Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…

Lisa: was born in Indianapolis, raised in Houston, and lived in New York in the 90’s. She was then in the UK for 12 years before moving to Austin in 2011.
Brad was born and raised in St. Louis, lived in Chicago from ‘96 – ‘00, then Oakland for 10 years. After a two year stint in Guatemala, he moved to Austin.

Jaymz Nylon: What are your short and long term goals?

Lisa: To positively touch as many people as possible literally and figuratively: through my music and massage (I’m an LMT).
Brad: My goals have always been the same: keep making better and better music, maintain and improve my physical health, and work on my character defects. I take small actions everyday to support these long term goals. It’s all about consistency.

Jaymz Nylon: Passions and/or interest aside from music?

Lisa: My family, massage therapy / healing arts, and sun worship. Almighty Ra!
Brad: I’m a graphic designer by trade, and I’ve always had a passion for contemporary art. I’m also the proud owner of two German Shepherds, so training them and keeping them happy takes a lot of time.

Jaymz Nylon: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…

Lisa: My absolute biggest inspiration is my mother. She was also a singer-songwriter.
Brad: I’m inspired by all the creative people I’m lucky enough to be around, both at work and in the “scene.” I also love reading biographies about musicians and related subjects. I just finished “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 – 1983.”

Jaymz Nylon: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?

Support your favorite artists in whichever ways you can: legal downloads, steaming, going to see them live, or just sharing their music. And remember there’s more music out there than just what’s available on Spotify!

Jaymz Nylon: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…

Lisa: No, I don’t. I could do better on all fronts.
Brad: My life was steadily getting more and more out-of-control until I got sober. Now I’m in the gym at least three times a week and taking care of myself. My biggest challenge now is gettting to bed on time because I’m a natural night owl!

Jaymz Nylon: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks or releases. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

“Mighty Deep” on Moulton Music
“Up On The Floor” on Oh So Coy
“Pieces” on Proton Limited

Jaymz Nylon: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.

Lisa
“King of my Castle” – Wamdue Project
“Night” – Benga & Coki
“Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)” – Tori Amos

Brad
“I Just Can’t (The Synth Tigers Remix)” – Futurewife
“Your Dance” – P SOL
“In My House (Art Of Tones Remix)” – Nickodemus, Lisa Shaw, Carol C, BAM

Jaymz Nylon: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?

Lisa: Beach, hands down. I’m a sun and water baby.
Brad: I’ve always lived in the city, although where I live now in Austin is definitley more chill than Chicago, Oakland, or St. Louis. I think I’d get bored in the suburbs or in the country.

Jaymz Nylon: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?

As long as artists get paid- and listeners can find what they want to hear- it’s all good.

Nigel One & Joel Oliver “Inclusion EP”

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Nigel One & Joel Oliver “Inclusion EP”

Intimate Venues label head Nigel One and good friend Joel Oliver return for their 2nd joint EP with this deep 2 tracker. This one is titled Inclusion after their monthly label event in Kalamazoo Michigan, which hosts some of the best dj’s from Detroit, Chicago, Kalamazoo and beyond. Since they began working together about a year ago they have been cranking out tunes and rocking events together like crazy. Inclusion is a deep vocal affair with smooth electric piano, a solid bassline, creative sample chops and some lazy vocals from Nigel One. They also provide an instrumental version for those who aren’t feeling the singing. The flip is ‘Eye Get Up’ a deep beatdown track fit to rock any basement party or late night underground party. These two don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon with a busy tour schedule, first international bookings and a list of unreleased material to keep the releases rolling. This dynamic duo is determined to bring their sound to the house music world and share a little bit of Kalamazoo with the masses.

Written and produced by: Nigel One & Joel Oliver
Vocals: Nigel One Backing vocals: Joel Oliver
Mastered by Jaymz Nylon
Executive Producer Nigel One aka Nigel Geiger

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Traxsource Exclusive Pre-release!!! Wurzelholz ”Nothing Is True EP”

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Wurzelholz ”Nothing Is True EP” – Intimate Venues Recordings

Early Support by:
Louis Hughes, Ray Seiler, Ian Green, Adam Warped, Manny Cuevas aka DJ M-Traxxx, Steve’Butch’ Jones, Futurewife, DJ Bonehead, Vinny Da Vinci, Sunshine Kellerkind, Dustin Kinney (5 Magazine), Human Mode, Peter Borg etc…

Wurzelholz, known under his real name Alexander Riedel is a music producer and musician living in Jena, Germany. Melody and groove are two important fundamental parts for the music he likes to listen to but also for his own productions. His music is influenced by his love of playing live instruments and classic jazz music but also the 90s New York house sound and the Cologne-based label Kompakt. In 2016 he released his first EP via the label Intimate Venues in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Written and produced by: Wurzelholz
Mastered by: Jaymz Nylon
Executive Producer: Nigel Geiger aka Nigel One
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“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Izzy La Vague

“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Izzy La Vague

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…
Come get to know Izzy La Vague the amazing DJ/producer and Nylon Trax Family member!

Jaymz Nylon:  Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Izzy La Vague: I was born in 1987 in a very small and beautiful town of Kwa Zulu Natal (Matatiele),I now live in Midrand (Gauteng Province)
 South Africa.

JN: What are your short and long term goals?
ILV: Well,my focus is to build and ignite a very unique music that people will relate and enjoy all the time.Solid projection for future.

JN: Passions and/or interest aside from music?
ILV: I don’t know whether to combine all of them but I’m more focusing on running my own music digital shop and also looking to be a successful business man.

JN: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
ILV: Coming to that…Khaya Magumela has inspired me big time,He is so young and intelligent man when it comes to business. I respect him,period.

JN: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
ILV: I would tell them to buy what you like. Even if you come across free copies buy something. If artists don’t get paid they stop creating. They feel unappreciated…like their work means nothing. At todays prices buying a copy or three can mean a world of difference between an artist feeling like their work is appreciated and them disappearing and taking their talent with them. In a world where anyone can put out music irrespective of talent this is important
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JN: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
ILV: Yes,I do…Good sleeping is the most important instrumental I always make sure I do so that I can be productive in every work I engage daily.

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
ILV: 1. Izzy La Vague – My Mother (Vialocalrecords) .2. Izzy La Vague – Open Your Mind (Original) Nylon Trax 3. Izzy La Vague – Profound Feel (unreleased)

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
ILV: 1. Henrik Schwarz – Walk Music 2. Sabb – One Of Us feat. Forrest (Dennis Ferrer Remix) 3. David Anthony Feat Beverlei Brown – I Don’t Know (Manoo Remix)

JN: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?
ILV: Miami…It has the vibe I love most.

JN: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
ILV: Well I think it is twofold…if you are playing out consistently and on quality systems then I say the format. If not then I say the sharing. I know artists take a hit with this happening but people do still buy music. With the saturation of the market in the right hands the best stuff gets heard and in many cases you rely on people with tastes similar to your own to hip you to things they think are banging.

 

“Conversations” w/ Nylon Trax Artist – Ray Seiler

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Nylon Trax has started “Conversations” a question and answer interview featuring Nylon Trax artists and collaborators.
“Conversions” proposes the same 10 questions to each artist but the focal point is not on the questions but what lies in their in-depth and inspiring answers.
Nylon Trax “Conversations”, putting a face on House Music…

Come get to know Ray Seiler an incredible producer and a great addition to the Nylon Trax Fam! 

Jaymz Nylon:  Would you please give the reader a little family background i.e.; Place of Birth, Current City you based in etc…
Ray Seiler: Born in Point Pleasant NJ. Raised and still residing in Plainfield NJ (home of Parliament Funkadelic – huge influence)

JN: What are your short and long term goals?
RS: One of my short term goals within the next six months or so is to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Some of my long term goals are buying a house, doing lots of traveling and starting my own record label.

JN: Passions and/or interest aside from music?
RS: Hiking, mountain biking, photography, reading, good brews.

JN: Who has inspired you and why? It could be Artists, Bands, Activists, Politicians, Family Members, Teachers etc…
RS: My Grandmother, Vincent van Gogh, Maya Angelou, The Doors, Bob Marley, Carl Craig, George Clinton to name a few out of many.

JN: What message or advice you would like to give to music consumers/fans?
RS: Thanks for your continued support !

JN: Would you say that you lead a well balanced life if so how do you stay centered? If not what changes would you make to achieve your desired result? Examples; Read more, exercise, better sleeping habits, more time with loved ones etc…
RS: Aside from occasional lack of sleep from being in the studio as much as I can I have a pretty well balanced life. The hiking and reading help me when I need to get away from it all. Kind of like meditation for me I guess.

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite self-produced tracks. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
RS:

  1. Ray Seiler – Don’t Tread On Me – Deep House Records
  2. DeepQuest & Soulful Joao – Soul Therapy (Ray Seiler remix) – Soul Deep Inc. Reocrds
  3. Ray Seiler featuring Chris Drew – Modes – Nylon Recordings/Trax

JN: Name 3 or more of your favorite tracks produced by other. Artist Name “Track Name” Label.
RS:

  1. Nuyorican Soul – It’s Alright, I Feel It (M.A.W. 12” Mix)
  2. Theo Parrish – Feel Free To Be Who You Need To Be – Sound Signature
  3. Harvey Sutherland – Bermuda – MCDE Recordings

JN: Where would you like to live and why, City, Beach or Rural(Farm Area)?
RS:  San Francisco/ Sausalito CA. I visited once and didn’t want to leave.

JN: What is more important, the sharing of music or the format in which music is shared?
RS: Sharing. Each one teach one.

Intimate Venues Recordings – Techstures Vol.1 – Reserve Your Vinyl Copy

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Intimate Venues Recordings – Techstures Vol.1
‘After a year hiatus Nigel ‘One’ Geiger’s Intimate Venues returns with their 13th official release as a sub-label to the deep house staple imprint Nylon Recordings/Trax.
This 5 track compilation is a bit more tech oriented than much of the more deep and melodic tunes the label is known for. The lineup on this release is a testament to what IVR has to offer with tracks from long time Detroit Producer/DJ Raybone Jones who is no stranger to the house music community as well as a debut release from John Wolf proving that Intimate Venues is all about the music. This solid playlist also features songs from Delta Quadrant, Samuel Paradise and Define who have been putting out music with the Intimate Venues imprint since it’s humble beginnings in 2012. This release as a whole explores the grey area between deep house and tech house perfectly with a song for just about any situation. Define’s track Nordly’s has a latenight sweaty basement party while Samuel Paradise’s track innerverse has all the makings of a great opening track for an epicly deep set. John Wolf brings us a track called Off Centered Pleasure which is one of those joints that could fit into almost any deep or tech house set and will definitely keep the mix moving. Delta Quadrant comes with a very sexy techno shaker titled Believe that will be a sure fire dancefloor rocker. Last but not least Detroit native Raybone Jones most known for his widely praised releases on Moods & Grooves, Still Music, and Rush Hour as well as collaborations with Rick Wilhite and Marcellus Malik Pittman brings us a very deep offering with smooth chords and a whole lot of wet percussion. We know that the deep house community will make great use of Raybone’s track Moody City. Although this compilation is stylistically a bit different than this labels earlier offerings it still fits right in with the labels motto ‘We like it deep we keep it real.’

Mastering by Vikram Badarinath
Executive Producer Nigel “One” Geiger
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