Obas Nenor 506: Mr. Tophat, Obas Nenor – The Ceaper Buing Ep [Heist Recordings]

We've had our eyes on Obas Nenor for a while and after his disco-meets-Detroit affair on 'Mahogani', and some great releases on his newly started own label 'Nenorian music' and 'Sol Power', we're happy to share his work for Heist with you. 'The Ceaper Buing EP' features 4 original cuts and a remix by Swedish 'Mr. Tophat' that navigates somewhere between really weird, and really groovy.
If you've seen any of his studio videos, you'll see he's has a great mix between live instrumentation, and sampling on his MPC, and each track on this EP has so many great elements working together, that it will be hard to pick a favorite.
'The doors' has a great filtered funk loop going on with some roughed up disco percussion, whereas the Tophat remix twists and turns the original into somewhat of a tribal(ish) drum workout that is probably best enjoyed in a really really dark room. 'Glimpse of light' has some really interesting sampling going on with a feel that is almost 'rock', but gets more and more disco with some lovely synth work as the track progresses. As a counterpart to the first part of the EP, 'Wacky' slows things down to give you a summery, afro inspired track that we forced him to send us after we saw a short clip online of him jamming away on his Korg x-911.
UV lights is a somewhat special track for us that you wouldn't expect on Heist at first, but makes for a great addition to our musical world. It's perfect 'hands-in-the-air' end of the night material, with a serene and emotional vibe that is really hard not to love. Altogether, it's a great EP that we're really happy to share with you.
Sincerely yours, Lars & Maarten

Obas Nenor - The door (Original Mix)
Obas Nenor - Glimpse of light (Original Mix)
Obas Nenor - UV lights (Original Mix)
Obas Nenor - Wakee (Original Mix)
Obas Nenor 506: Mr. Tophat - The door (Mr. Tophat Remix)