Nihil Young, Talal & Amy Wawn – Don’t Give Up
Nihil Young, founder and curator of Italian indie label, Frequenza Records, teams up with Talal & Amy Wawn to craft the silky smooth “Don’t Give Up.” Amy’s vocals float effortlessly over a bed of electronic flourishes, her moody and emotive croons propped up by Young and Talal’s melodic house foundation. A familiar name on labels like Toolroom and Ultra, Young’s pedigree for best-in-class house is in full display here. The producer and DJ brings European club sensibilities to every track he touches and “Don’t Give Up” follows in kind. There’s nothing big, brash or brazen here. No drops, time signature switches or stuttering vocals. Just a beautifully crafted house gem best suited for an early morning afters.
Close your eyes and imagine this one playing as the sun creeps up over the horizon in some exotic locale.