Five Tracks: Nolan

One of British house music’s most decorated studio talents makes a contribution to our Five Tracks series this week, as Nolan highlights deep, melodic house and breaks infused progressive sounds from names such as Just Her, Steve Mac, Made By Pete, and others.

The Brighton-based DJ & producer has previously put tracks out with leading club music imprints, including the likes of Bedrock Records, Mobilee Records, and Let There Be House Records.

2023 has already seen him release on Configurations Of Self and Jack Said What too, and the rest of the year is looking to potentially be one of his biggest yet. Get the full list of tracks, including words from Nolan himself, below.

Just Her & Nolan – Shadows In Time
Label: Renaissance

“I’ve made a few tracks with fellow Brightonian Just Her, including one which Sasha kindly featured on his LUZoSCURA album, but this latest one is my favourite to play out in the clubs and at festivals. It features Claire (Just Her) on vocals too and the lyrics are very poignant about the passing of time and how we need to appreciate every second of our lives. I produced the video for it, which I hope reflects the overall feeling of the words and music.”

Made By Pete & Zoe Kypri – Horizon Red
Label: Crosstown Rebels

“Every year there’s a stand out track and this is it for me. I’ve known James Edwards aka Made By Pete (Pete being his father, get it?!) for over 20 years and it’s been incredible watching his meteoric rise. Seeing him build and develop his own home studio into such an amazing space, recording his own percussive sounds and getting to know his synths. Damian Lazarus was right to jump on this as it’s going to be as timeless as a Masters At Work production. Zoe’s topline writing and vocals on this are next level stuff.”

Nors Kode – For You
Label: Mobilee Records

“I can’t stop playing this beast of a tune. Obviously I’m a massive Mobilee fan, having released with them so much over the years but this one really is something else. It feels like it’s constantly building and has serious tension on the dancefloor. The vocals also give it a bit of a French touch and reminds me of Air with the vocoder sound, which feels like it grounds the track perfectly.”

Alexander Church ft. Rebekah – New Life (Nolan Remix)
Label: Configurations Of Self

“I’ve been doing quite a few remixes recently for Alexander Church and his superb Configurations of Self label. Seven so far I believe! The first two have just come out on his Config::20 EP, both of which I was excited to hear John Digweed featured on his Apple Music Compiled & Mixed 19 compilation as ID’s before they came out. I still can’t decide which remix I prefer out of the two on the EP, since I love Rebekah’s silky vocals, but this one has a little bit of an ‘Goldie – Inner City Life’ vibe about it. More remixes in this series will come, so watch this space.”

Steve Mac & Robert Owens – One Day
Label: Jack Said What

“Taken from his new ‘Bless This Acid House’ album, Steve Mac knocks this classic sounding club track straight out the warehouse! The whole album is ace but this song for me is made for the dancefloor. It’s also a bit of a family affair as I know Steve Mac, Irvine Welsh, and Carl Loben, who’s new Jack Said What label are also Brighton based and they release music from many of my friends down here. They also just released a remix I did for Serge Santiago who lives about 8 doors down from my studio. I’m very excited to be able to finally announce that I’ve also been working with Robert Owens on a project, which Defected signed and will put out on Faith Recordings over the summer.”