NIGEL HAYES – TALES FROM THE SHED PART 2 EP – Released: August 2010 – IA2.4
Intelligent Audio is proud to present the first original solo material from Nigel Hayes in over 5 years.
Nigel Hayes’ last outings were the critically acclaimed albums ‘….but is it art?’ and ‘it’s your move’ on Sunshine Recordings from Vienna. Both LPs incorporated complex arrangements, featuring numerous live musicians, skillfully blended with Nigel’s ear for electronica and what works equally well on the dancefloor and in more chilled environments.
After taking some time out following the albums, Nigel engaged in some remix work including going head to head with Tom Middleton on two monster remixes of Francois DuBois’ ‘Blood’ for Urban Torque – a release which became one of the biggest dancefloor rockers of 2006. He has also remixed Motivators, Funkanala and Jobu for the much respected Here and Now Recordings as well as Ibile & Ade Sose for Bitches Brew, taking Afro-Beat in a new direction.
This is the eclectic – IA2 side of affairs – and it really allows Nigel to demonstrate his love of using live instrumentation!
Afro Jack is a brilliant, happy, upbeat, funky, afrobeat track, incorporating live bass, guitars, horns and violin into a wicked groove and really infectious track!
Slow Burn is a beautiful phat funky lounge track and needs to be played as loud as possible
August Night is one of the first tracks we heard from Nigel and we still love it as much now as we did the first time – it’s a brilliant nu jazz, broken beat funky groove.
Last but by no means least, Abusin’ It is just a WICKED funk track – you could play it in a lounge, chillout set – anywhere you like but for us it’s just pure funk and we love it! Check it out for yourself!
*Yeah – there’s a lot of it – you all gave it to us – THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT so please spare a few moments to show Nigel Hayes some respect and see why he is still one of the most highly regarded nu jazz and lounge producers in the electronic music scene today… and more importantly… please share this page, spread the word, and go and buy the music and support this and any other artist you like
Funk D Void/Francois Dubois: great EP, shows Nigel’s diversity and talent as a producer….welcome back
Charles Spencer, Loveslap Recs: superb 5/5
Ashley Beedle: The mans on fire. Love this ep . Great production and great music. Big support.
Doc Martin: Fela-Tastic!!!
Danny Krivit: Very cool!
Jay Tripwire: great stuff for when i do the early part of the night,will be dropping all 4 cuts,Nigel always delivers a hot product.
Graeme Park: Stunningly good and highly delicious!
Orde Meikle, Slam: another set of cool trax – nice one bro
Jay West: lovin this guys!
Tyler Stadius: Brilliant! It’s not often you hear something that immediatley grabs you,and takes you right in. Pure class!
Mateo Murphy: Nice package of downtempo tracks… thanks!
Hippie Torales: Great EP. Loving all the tunes.
Giano, Italiano Recordings, USA: Dope EP! Love the downtempo the most
Nickdemus, Turntables on the Hudson, USA: Great to hear Nigel Hayes is back & burning! Afro jack is a sizzler!
Henderick Mitchell: Welcome back Nigel… It’s been a while!!!
Nobert Borchers, House Sound of Hamburg: Fine jazzy up- and downtempo tracks. Love the first track!
Harper, Funkadelia / Basstion Shows, Polskie Radio Euro, Laif magazine, Poland: really cool release, love Afro-Jack and August Night (perfect title) but i should support “Abusin It” too – really like its jazz-funk / fusion vibe. much thanks
Red Rack Em, Smugglers Inn Radio, UK: Really nice jazzy EP. Great to hear stuff like this is still being made/released. Will support on my radio show.
Jesus Gonsev, Troubled Kids Records, Spain: Awesome pack!!!!!!!!!Love the funky soul of all the tracks!!!! yes this is real quality!Abusing it is the perfect end to this black history!!!!!LOVE IT
Rob Grega, USA: solid lounge package
Pippi, Ibiza: Very Cool Stuff For The Beach!
Dave Allison, Kinjo Music, Canada: This is a totally sweet ep! I cannot choose a favorite, but will be playing Abusing it with downbeats, Slow burn with my disco and Afro Jack in housey sets. The Brass sections and basslines are awesome. great tunes for summer , nice return Nigel !
Marc Scully, Omegaman, Australia: Nice selection, ‘Slow Burn’ & ‘Abusing It’ are my fave tracks on this quality release! Cheers
Master Seb, Affolai, France: 5/5 Fantastic EP ! A2/B1/B2 are my favorites !
Joey Silvero, Distant People UK: wow this is amazing, love all the live elements, this is sheer quality, love all tracks !
Dubble D/Moodymanc UK: afro jack and abusing it are great for me…cheers!!!
DK Watts, House Controller, DI.FM: dope stuff…I dig mid-tempo funky breaks. Excellent!
Thomas Tuft, Juice FM / Cream / 3 Beat Records, UK: Yes Yes Yes seriously hot Afro jack slaps you all over the face amazing production!!! love everything here brilliant truly
Mason Rothert, Below Zero/Thump, USA: Nice to have some Intelligent Audio music this is great stuff!!!
Raymundo Rodriguez, Jaded London: Amazing instrumentation, this is pure dopeness!
Simon – DeepSouthAudio, New Zealand: infectious beats through and through … Afro Jack .. has great rhythms .. Slow Burn is smooth.. as silk.. August Nights has bundels of funk … .. All Quality Tunes … looking forward to getting these in the mix .. Thanks
Funky Transport: Perfect for the warm up. Loving it. Slow burn just pips it!
Joan Ribas, Ibiza Global Radio: excellent afro groove
DJ Gomez, France: Cool Release ! Afro Jack rock !!! Nice summer trax
Andy Riley, Inland Knights / Toka Project: impossible to pick fav track but will ge with august night great ep full of quality
Justin Harris, Music for Freaks: 5/5 excellent! all of it!
Shane Johnson, Fish Go Deep: Very impressive sounds and production all round. Afro Jack jumps out.
Feodor AllRight & Elena Mechta, AMDJS Radio Show – 25 radio stations in Russia, Brasil, Lithuania, France and Ukraine: 5/5 “Slow Burn”… Tasty deep touch!
Steve Arnell, My House Your House Radio: 5/5 Awesome EP, Loving every track!
Miguel Garji, Ibiza Global Radio, Spain: I love this sound. all support on my radio shows and live beach sessions
Bruno from Ibiza: I am a big fan of Nigel, nice to have him back… cool sounds !
Llorca, France: Abusin it is my favourite here ! Hot piece of funk ! thanx for sending
Fracisco Cueto, All Good Funk Alliance / B-Team, USA: Nice well rounded release. Abusing it takes the cake.
Karl Frampton, Off the Cuff, UK: 5/5 amazing e.p realy feeling all the tracks and mixes, slow burn is HOT HOT HOT !!
Jota Wagner, Vegas Club / Colors Party / discothequeradio.com / Rraurl.com Podcast, Brazil: There´s only good music in this ep. FULL support.
Soul Minority, Spain: Love this one too !!! Superb tracks here !!!
Al Bradley, 3am Recordings/Chemical Warfare/Bugged Out, Manchester: A great accompany to the house EP, again showcasing what sheer skills Nigel has. All four tracks are excellent, but for me ‘Slow Burn’ is sublime, how could anyone not like this?? Just perfect deep grooves. ‘Abusing It’ is also pure funk heaven, just a delight to hear – so so cool.
Sleazy Beats: Really like Abusing It, proper wam soul. Good to see Mr. Hayes back in action, such a talented producer. Thanks for sending these, much appreciated.
Benjamin McCourt / Brown, Unpopular Music: Love this ep. Has a really cool 90s vibe for me with its blend of different funk/jazz/afro/latin/electronic flavours. Top stuff and really nicely put together. Can’t fault it.
Jon Delerious, Nordic Trax, Canada: Slow Burn is such a nice groove!
Da Sunlounge: nice! Slow Burn is sweet.
Kiko Navarro, Pacha, Garito Cafe, King Kamehameha /Loca FM / Danza FM / Mallorca: Great studio work from Mr Hayes, an ep just for music lovers
Deron Delgado, Stompy: I love all of it!
Lars Behenroth: nice’n'organic sounds
Miss Kelly-Marie: Really love this !!! Afro jack is wickid.. but will be supporting all tracks.. lovely !!!
Stefan Anion, Proton Radio: Love me some funk! This is very fine indeed.
Andy Ward, Soulheaven: love to end my radio show with grooves like this. will get behind !! Slow Burn is siiiick
Christopher Colak, HalfStereo / Dinamo FM / Acik Radio / Basatap, Turkey: All ace all full support from me!
Tommy Largo, Guesthouse: exciting tracks. slow burn and abusing it are my picks.
Justin Berman, Sud Up Recordings: Lovely selection of tracks here, I’ll give Slow Burn a spin the radio next time I play a slower set. Great stuff yet again from IA
Konstantin, Proton Radio (USA), Club FM (Macedonia), Ibizasonica (Ibiza), Pulse Radio (Australia), Kiss FM (Ukraine): LOVE IT ! Full support in caffe gigs in Moscow.
Owain Kimber, ADSR Music: Hot Hot Hot …
Kristina Childs, Plasmodium USA: abusing it is great – really captures the spirit of soul
Matt Alline for Andy Cato, Groove Armada: 5/5 very nice Ep nice one nigel thanks
Rob Clarke, Chicago House FM / Chicaboom, UK: real diggin nigel’s styles! slow burn is a silky lil funky groover, love it. the live drums used on this ep in general are very cool. abusing it is the SH*T! supporting
Ken Webb, Urban Fabric, 100.5FM WWMM, USA: This is brilliant! Thank you Nigel Hayes for creating a breath of fresh beats.
DJ Linus, Germany: Good work
Jacob, Electric Avenue Records, UK: One of the best releases I have heard (off another label haha) in some time! great release will be playing Abusing It tonight at my residency
Lee Jarvis, Moochin / Various / My Cuppa T, USA: Yet more quality from IA Picks for me on this EP are August Night and Abusing it – will definitely get plays over the summer. Thanks! Lee J.
Vince Watson: Excellent stuff here…Afrojack is wicked!! Wasnt too into Slow burn, but August Night and Abusing it are superb! Full support on this..
Dave Simpson, Soul M8 online: Heavy funky groove, with some serious bass guitar and horns.
Craig Stewart, Virtual Music Magazine / Raunchy Rhythms Radio, UK: We are feelin’ this big time, what a jam – phew! Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart
Victor de la Serna, DJ Mag (ES): What a nice surprise! Afro Jack is a clear winner. Great laid back tracks to complete a very nice package!
Checkpoint, My Cuppa T: Slow Burn is a beautiful track – the sort of groove you could play on repeat all day! Brilliantly atmospheric. Love the bassy groove of August Night too – seriously cool. In fact – all of the tracks are just awesome grooves. Abusin’ it… shit yeah! Warm, funky, great horns – timelessly perfect. I’ll be rocking them all around the pools and on the beaches for days and days! Thanks, CheckPoint