When Nicolas Baillie (aka Lemonick) creates new material and sends it to friends and DJs, there is a veritable land grab for the young producer's tracks. Space is the Place is proud to kick off 2018 with Lemonick's Monza, including two irresistible original pot boilers, along with a very special remix by Dance System (aka Night Slugs bossman L-Vis 1990.)
These tracks represent Baillie's ability to innovate while putting together strong yet digestible club music that feels as natural on the dancefloor as it does in his numerous sets on Rinse FM, Couleur3, as well as his numerous international club gigs. Informed by his experience as a DJ, as well as his age and Swiss work ethic, his productions have been played by everyone from Teki Latex to Boys Noize, and he was a participant at RBMA 2015 in Paris, also playing Sonar Barcelona the following year.
Monza, the opening track, is a flowing, straightforward dancefloor tinderbox that feels cleansing and rebellious at once. The heavy drums and sparse synths manage to build a catchy groove while still bringing enough motivational grit to please any operator. Wheelspin picks up where Monza leaves off, and builds on the groove and grit that has become the signature Lemonick sound. Using a sparse set of sounds, the track has a set of twists and turns that keeps feet tapping while never disrupting its own groove. Dance System's Wheelspin remix is a precisely fitting response to the original mixes, and delivers a well tempered and driving acid take to the original groove.