Nigel Hayes – Northern Lights Part 2 EP

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NIGEL HAYES – NORTHERN LIGHTS PART 2 EP – Released: 18th June 2012 – IA2.8


Nigel Hayes explodes back on to Intelligent Audio with 4 stunning nu jazz, lounge and chillout grooves – the Northern Lights Part 2 EP.

Nigel is renowned for how brilliantly he mixes live instrumentation and electronic sounds – and uses his fabulous programming skills to give organic, sexy, funky grooves… TURN IT UP!!!

Nigel Hayes has a massive profile as both a DJ and a producer spanning over 27 years.

To date Nigel has released over 70 records; 3 albums, numerous EPs and remixes, and his music regularly appears on many of the worlds best compilations, such as Buddha Lounge, and Composts’ much loved “Future Sound Of Jazz” series to name just 2!

He has released his music on some of the most respected electronic music labels in the world, including Soma, Guidance, Playhouse, L.I.A., Nuphonic, NRK, and Sunshine Enterprises.

We are honored and excited to be working with him so much here at Intelligent Audio, so please take a few moments to pay the guy some proper respects and check out his full bio :-) He started doing parties in 1985… ;-)


Click this big link to find out more about Nigel Hayes


The Northern Lights Part 2 EP comprises 4 nu jazz lounge phat grooves – delicate layers of electronic and live jazz sounds, mixed in with huge attention to detail, soul and love.

Play them how you want (as loud as possible!) and enjoy – please spread the word everywhere you can if you dig it, play them out and on your radio shows – and let us know what you think :-)



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adam collins: “Yeah really chill release. Very cool.”

al bradley, 3am Recordings: “Amazing sounds again from Nigel, hints of Expansions in Jazz Funk (meant in a good way!) & all four cuts are superb, the slutry Northern Lights is the pick for me, glorious.”

andy ward, soul heaven: “love this to pieces… perfect summer vibes” “This release will be in rotation for sure at dutch jazzradio Arrow Jazz FM!”

benjamin mccourt, brown: ”I love this EP. Really sweet grooves throughout. Northern Lights is my favourite but they’re all ace. Cheers.”

big al ready mix records: “So refreshing to receive music like this. Jazz Funk is a fav. here. Cheers!”

brendon collins: “These tunes make me smile!”

Cesare Cera IRMA: “Superb 4 tracks EP. High Quality production, every track must be played for long time! Respect”

cevin fisher: “Very Nice Mates !!!

Charles Loveslap: “always ready to hear more from . excellent as usual…”

Chill cast: “Classy set of tunes! Lovely old school vibes.”

chris rayner, inhale: “Love all of these! Great package”

Christos Kedras Beat Philosophy Radio Show: “Great package, eclectic as always! is my top choice loving the broken beat and the edgy bass. In the bag!”

colin dale: “Been a fan of Nigel for years and this E.P hits new heights. I loove the funk / jazz feel to this…..outstanding.”

corin arnold: “oh yes – the third track intro almost takes me like lonnie liston smiths expansions ( eternal thanks to pete tong for discovering that one ) – excellent package – full support ! THANK you :-)

daniel poli: “Nice.. really like Jazz Funk Thanks”

dave allison: “more quality deep lounge grooves from Nigel, right into Norther Lights and Jazz Funk. they will be nice at 10pm with a Scotch!”

Daves Lounge: “Downloading Northern Lights and Jazz Funk for Dave’s Lounge. Really digging the bassline in Jazz Funk. Thanks!”

deep in radio: “JUST AMAZING! Full support on Deepinradio. Best Mix: all!”

dj nova greece: ”I’m addcited to the sound and Intelliegent Audio because they are still producing and releasing nu jazz. This EP keeps the vibes pure, the digital sound mixed elegantly with analogue. Fusion ‘’Jazz Funk’’ and midnight jazz ‘’Northern Lights’’ are my fave ones.”

dom ahtuan sud up: “Really feeling these tracks, seriously good production and vibes. Thanks for sending!”

dustin kinney the house hook up: “Fabulous EP all around from Mr. Hayes. Hot damn that break on Jazz Funk!”

ed aldridge: “I love , he brings a freshness and a joy for music that is missing in a lot of releases.”

Freefall Radio KUSF : ”wow…really loving all of these.”

gareth sommerville: ”4 really great tracks – I always like Nigel’s productions and he doesn’t disappoint here.”

gee moore, bora bora brazil: “I’d use the word “Cool” but that’s too aggressive in this case ;) Intelligent as ever! :G) x”

grant paterson scotsman, edinburgh evening news: “Excellent release, full support from me.”

greg fenton Magazine sixty: “great track – reviewing for Magazine Sixty.”

greg watton: ”Jazz Funk will get the most play from me, but I love all the tracks on this EP”

harry ruffner: “is a “10″ nuff said.”

havard kvangarsnes: “…is a beautyful piece of organic electronic music, masterfully produced. Full support!”

hippie torales: “Loving this ep.”

ibiza global radio: ”Excellent!!!Support from ibizaglobalradio”

ibiza sonica: ”perfect for afternoons on da beach in Ibiza :) will play today on Sonica :)

ibiza sonica (2!) : “10 points. full support. great ep. loving it all thanks.”

ibiza sonica (3!) : “Super Jazzy nice vibes!!!”

Jazz Radio: ” Nigel Hayes has done it again. Four moving tracks perfect for a pre-night out in Berlin. Definite adds to our “The White Room” programme on weekends. Matthias Kirsch Head of Music JazzRadio 106.8 Berlin”

jesus gonsev: ”Excelent release!!Love the funk sound in Jazz Funk!!!!”

joan ribas: ”great Nigel, one of the masters”

konstantin lyubimov deepology: “very very nice as usual! will try it”

Lazer FM Chicago: Really sweet sounds and atmosphere, really love this package!”

Lee Jarvis: “Jazz Funk is probably my fave to play out, but all tracks here have a really nice vibe – great work all round!”

louis hughes: “Quality music from IA as always. Perfect for bar gigs and the radio show.”
lucas hulan: “Awesome EP luvit!”

manuel sahagun: “Great music for lounge/bars”

marcelo medieros: ”this is the great opening in my next july radio show! thanks.”

mark lacasse: ”all wonderful expressive loungey grooves, love the sample drop in jazz funk”

Marq Walsh QuestionmarQ Vision collective: “This is so so good hard to pick but i am liking ####jazz FUNK#### the way it breaks down is so funky”

matthew prehn: “Very cool sounds on this one…really diggin Northern lights & Jazz Funk. Quality!”

michael fossati spirit of house switzerland : “A phenomenal release featuring four equally fantastic tracks, each oozing with a distinct masterly jazz flavor…”

michael stukes: “Just what tha dr ordered……. B^}”

Mick Mesa: “Nice laid bad vibes from Nigel, will feature on the reframe show”

mike jules: “Absolutely amazing! I don’t know what to say really. Just listen. Hard to pick a fav. Btw Jazz Funk reminds me of Expansions by Lonnie Liston Smith. Great tune :)

Murray Richardson: “super smart music from mr hayes!”

nduzo smalz ngobese:  ”Very cool package, Northern Lights for me…”

nick holder: “THIS IS DOPE!”

nico di ceglia: “Very nice!!”

nu jazz funk radio rob brown: “A great jazzy mix that is fun to listen to. Its some of the most interesting chill out music I’ve heard. I’m actually torn between Moody Cha Cha and Jazz Funk as to what my favourite mix is.”

Onionz: “aeeeight. Moody ChaCha”

orde meikle, slam: “cool EP – will try these out at weekend”

Phil Eclectic Jazz Radio : “A Future Jazz set with a twist of cha cha, funky bass and haunting trumpets – nice!”

richard earnshaw: ”Very nice. Not likely to be able to support in my club sets but will certainly keep them handy for radio. Thanks for the heads up.”

richard grey, fabric, kerfuffle: “Nigel Hayes has got plenty, plenty soul. His music is ALWAYS well produced, beautifully arranged and always knows what direction it’s going and this release is no exception. Even tho it’s not what I generally play out…it’s ‘shit’ that you can’t help but download….”

russell deeks: “Some wicked deep/downtempo grooves here, liking Jazz Funk particularly, will support”

Rylan White, All House Music: “Loving all the tracks, nice broken beat jazz thing going. Favorite is Santos.. Kinda reminds me of some of my favorite Atjazz (Martin Iveson) tunes.”

Shane Johnson Fish Go Deep: “Impressive production and playing on all tracks. Northern Lights and Jazz Funk standing out for me. Will play”
Simon G, Deep South Audio: “Class .. music that will get the early evening wiggle on .. look forward to using these .. right up Giles Peterson lane i reckon ..!Thanks”

solunamanalia, japan: “all tracks outstanding, amazing work everytime!!!”

spencer deepshizzol: “LOVIN!! Moody Cha Cha… I get excited when I see IA promos in my inbox, always class!! Full support!!”

stefan anion, proton radio: “not what i usually play, but this is great music nonetheless. superb sound”

swiss groove: “Great mix of jazzy and groovyness that is just perfect for SwissGroove Webradio!”

thomas tuft juice fm: “Great stuff from nigel as always !!”

tim, vision collective: “Another excellent release from IA. Great late night jazzy lounge sounds. Will go with Jazz Funk as a favorite but its hard to choose. These sounds would fit nicely on a 70′s Blaxpoitation movie !”

tobias koch: “nice one… love the chillin side of nigel!”

tony d onghia: “nice to see around again! another quality release. radio support assured!”

tyler stadius: “Another fantastic EP from Nigel. His production always blow me away. Nails this sound like nobody else.”

umberto damiani IRMA: “Superb EP and excellent sound. My partner Black Mighty Wax aka Cesare Cera will play this stuff for sure!!

Universal Vibes: ”nice tracks will play in freestyle blend podcast”

vince watson: “Northern Lights is epic stuff….love it”

vincent kwok: “Love the jazzy swing beats of Northern Lights. Great chillout sound track”

WSLR FM DJ Magnus: “Nice package of tunes here. :-)



Northern Lights


Jazz Funk


Moody Cha Cha

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