premiere: Illan Nicciani – Sensation (Mortalyf remix) [Leftback]

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exclusive premiere: Illan Nicciani – Sensation (Mortalyf Remix) [Leftback]

The 11th release coming from Leftback‘s digital sub-label Leftback Intercities showcases Parisian Illan Nicciani smoothly delivering “Miroitant EP” alongside Mortalyf on remix duties. LBIC011 includes four original minimal rollers infused with jazz, funk and soul elements, perfect for the dancefloor and surely adds even more magic to the label’s catalogue which presents works from Dudley Strangeways, Michael McLardy, Annie Errez, Matt Star, Empat, Cosmic Clap, Miller, Micallef and Dragosh, among others.

Coming from the new generation of French producers, Illan Nicciani loved music from a young age, with a focus on house and techno. His DJ sets can be described as engaging and immersive journeys, while his productions have been published by labels like Form Music (Popof), Time Has Changed, Baile Musik, Modvlar, Razom, Voltaire Music, 324 Records and Dance Lab Recordings, to name just a few. For this material, Mortalyf joins in with a stripped-down remix, strongly related to the UK-based Leftback’s distinct style of minimalism. Adjust the volume of your speakers and enjoy!

“I wanted to create a remix that was pretty stripped down from the original. I really liked the vocals from the original but I put a slight robotic twist to keep with the 80s electro theme after the breakdown. The rolling bassline came naturally from the rolling percussion elements of the original track.”


While the original take on “Sensation” reveals a steady-paced melodic journey flavoured with warm piano chords, spacious arrangements and mysterious vocal samples, Mortalyf‘s reinterpretation closes the EP on an uplifting note, raising the tempo and dropping a club-ready affair. The four-to-the-floor minimal uptake surely delivers the vibes, as the organic flow of all the layers takes a different path yet maintains the same energy.

The other compositions are equally amazing, revealing immersive atmospheres elegantly designed with microhouse, deep house, minimal and ambient influences. The piano stands out while the rhythms reflect on laid-back states of mind and limitless thoughts at the same time. A highly recommended digital release right here for collectors and selectors alike.

Grab your copy of Miroitant EP from Bandcamp.

Illan Nicciani on soundcloud / facebook / instagram / bandcamp
Mortalyf on soundcloud / facebook / instagram
Leftback Records on soundcloud / facebook / instagram / bandcamp
Title: Sensation (Mortalyf Remix) / Miroitant EP / LBIC011
Release/ Format: 26.08.2022 / Digital
Artwork/Mastering: James Micallef / Play Mastering

Words by: AndreiB

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