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Niko Maxen - The Hot Rod EP

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The Pathway Traxx journey continues! Following the storming success of the killer PT06 from DJ W!LD we welcome a stomping, home grown, 4 track EP from the Pathway label owner Niko Maxen. This EP has been over 3 years in the making, since the early days of PT01 when Niko produced the original tracks for the label. It has been an intention to follow that release with a solo EP, and that time has now come. True to form, Niko's EP delivers a hard dose of raw house, seductive vocals, slamming kick drums, and skippy hats.
2017 is set to be a big year for Niko as he lines us several big releases and another 4 track vinyl EP all in the early half of the year. It seems now is the perfect time for this in-form artist to come out from the shadows and into the limelight.

The EP comes out punching with the heavy rolling A1 track "The Future". This raw cut of house teases crunchy drums with playful pads and thought provoking vocal dialogue. A2 takes a slightly more laid back swinging stance but keeps the momentum well and truly forward with its rolling baseline. The heavily reverberated vocals and swirling pads, entice the listener into a hypnotic day dream like state, all the while keeping the head nodding with the constant shuffle of high hats and cymbals.

The B-side the release continues much along the same lines as its A-side brother, with "The Intervention" dropping a tonal and bouncy baseline under a flurry of airy chords and stabs. The EP is rounded off perfectly with the downright funky jam, "G-Strings". This punchy groove marries up the best parts of groovy house with teasing hints of disco strings, sure to bring life to any dance floor at any time.

Release Info

  • Catalog:
  • PT07
  • Label:
  • Pathway Traxx
  • Format:
  • 12"
  • Title:
  • The Hot Rod EP
  • Artist:
  • Niko Maxen
  • Style:
  • House
  • Country:
  • United Kingdom
  • Released:
  • 20th of January 2017


pos title
A1 The Future
A2 Next Generation
B1 Intervention
B2 G-Strings
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