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Nomadic is Alain Hernandez, not a new comer to Touchin Bass, he released a track on the SUBsidence comp a while back called ‘Anxiety’ - the title said it all!. However ‘Trek 19’ is a collection of old unreleased tracks and stories from the vaults that Andrea Parker heard and loved many years ago. It was her job to rescue and release them. In her opinion, they are all timeless gems that needed to be heard. This album features electronic beats of rare beauty, twisted melodies, shimmering broken rhythms, throbbing bass lines and dark volcanic tones. This is a wonderful piece of sound archive footage. Nomadic has also recorded a new artist album which will be coming out on Touchin’ Bass later on in the year. Nomadic was born in El Centro Havana Cuba two years before El Mariel came into effect. His Father Who Was Also A Musician With Nomadic Traits, Was Captured By The Cuban Government Trying To Escape The Cuban Revolution Wanting to pursue His Musical aspirations (he Was Caught Trying To Escape In A Bodega Boat Heading Towards Greece and subsequently Considered A Political Prisoner!) In 1978 Cuban President Fidel Castro's announcement of plans to release 3000 political prisoners to the USA meant his father was free to go. At nine months of age Alain and His Mother were allowed to join him and Flew to Miami. Growing up in the little Havana area of Miami during Reagan’s famous Drug Wars, Alain Would Move From One Place To The Next changing schools every so often and moving to all different sections of Miami Where He Developed a kind of wunderlust. His Father used A Derelict Office Room to make music in and young Alain Would Sneak in And Mess Around With His Instruments Like Congas, And Bongos. After All The Commotion When 2 Live Crew Busted out In Miami, Nomadic was compelled To Listen to Rap Music. His First Cassette Ever Was Eric B & Rakim, whilst his Afro-Cuban Uncle started inspiring him further still towards hip hop. To this day he still carry's all the classics on wax from Afrika Bambaata to Beastie Boys, Kraftwerk, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, The Jonzun Crew, Quadrant Six, Run DMC, Newcleus , Art Of Noise, Whodini etc. When He Was 16 Years Old He Came Across A Casio Rz-1 Drum Machine That His Dad Had Neglected And That Is When Nomadic First Started Experimenting With Beat Programming. It was the first Time He Played with A drum machine that could use sampled sounds and although it was limited to either four samples of 0.2 seconds each, or one sample of 0.8 seconds, it was possible to create some short and unusual sounds to spice up rhythm patterns. He Started Djing When He Was 18 and, Learned to Scratch by djing all day, every day. Later on. He Started to Dj At Local Events Until He came across A Unique Underground Click Called Dopamine Where He Teamed Up With Other Talented djs And Artist's Like DJ Brotherhood and Alpha 606 Djing Underground Hip Hop, Experimental, Down Tempo Beats, and Electro. He also Made Occasional Appearances Playing Tracks That He Produced On A Local College Radio Station Called ‘Vum’ at The University Of Miami (also famous for ‘The Underground Show’ And the ‘Electric Kingdom’). On ‘Trek 19’ Nomadic experiments in an Unusual Way of song writing. He Manages to Somehow tell a mysterious Story Layering Broken down Beats, Blanked Melancholic Melodies, Glitches, Stitches And Not To Mention Bass! From the opening peppered breaks of ‘27th Ave’, the white noise melody of ‘Trek 19’ and rolling bass and eerie sonics of ‘Overpass’ to the ruptured beats of ‘K1 Part 2’, down tempo foreboding of ‘Locked Doors’ and the abstract staccato rhythms of the closing ‘Avocado Drive’ Nomadic manages to be both experimental and enchanting at the same time. Not bad for tracks that are up to ten years old. This man is a real talent and worked exceptionally hard to get there.


Trek 19

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