Nicolas Jaar headlined Manchester’s infamous Warehouse Project last year on the opening weekend, which sold out in record time. Looking back, it is hard to believe that he had come so far in a mere 2 years. Being a relatively unknown producer hailing from NYC, he gave away a whole album (6 tracks) of pure music mastery back in 2010.
Editing this Nina Simone classic into a darkly speculative, ambient piece of sophisticated deep house grooves whilst retaining the charm and charisma of the original, it is hard not to love it. Twanging, rich and indulgently intricate; the thinking processes to produce this track make him one of the greatest producers around.
This is one of my all-time favourite songs, ever.
Download it here.