Frontline by Nightdubbing (Dig Vinyl Records)
Written by Tom Lye on 12th January 2017
Since opening over 2 years ago in a basement on Bold Street, Dig Vinyl has been the first place people go to discover musical gems in Liverpool.
With an ever-increasing collection of records and genres, it’s clear to see that the guys behind the shop have a real passion for music. Their crate of local releases has always been well stocked and just goes to show how Dig Vinyl supports local creativity. Now they’re taking it a step further by launching their very own record label, with the first release, Frontline by Manchester-duo Nightdubbing, coming out on January 27th.
Nightdubbing consists of Manchester-based Carl Emery and Tim Robinson. They have been DJing together since the early 90’s and this dancefloor focus is clear to see throughout the release, with Frontline a concoction of Brit-funk, early New York disco, ambient dub and cosmic soundscapes. The limited 6-track LP draws influence from years of digging, DJing and working in record stores, opening with ‘Gwen’s Lament’, a funk heavy track reminiscent of early Air releases. The LP moves onto a calming balearic wonder with ‘You Want Working On’ whilst ‘Avenue A’ is a slow-growing disco groover. ‘Pop Goes The Night’, a cosmic disco track interjected with 90’s house chords, is a standout track. Check the previews below:
Frontline is released on vinyl, CD and digital on January 27th. Initial vinyl copies purchased at Dig Vinyl’s Liverpool store will also include a limited edition insert and bonus CD version of the LP.
It’s available to pre-order here.