Joining the ranks of the Visceral roster in the eighteenth edition, long-time friend and regular collaborator, Welshman, Nick Lewis provides a trip through recent Proton history. An acute ear for music and a number of years spent living in Bristol at the heart of the UK production factory that saw the likes of Massive Attack, Portishead and Way Out West emerge in the 90s, saw Lewis develop a distinctive sound that has seen his radio shows across Frisky and Proton deliver continued success and the "Downtime" show continually hitting Top 10 slots in the Proton Radio charts. DJ appearances across the UK and Europe have further added to his credentials. Production work with myself saw us hit the Global Underground "Afterhours" compilation series as well as multiple releases on Triptik and Polytechnic.
Now displaying his skill for seamless transitions, the Nick Lewis Visceral journey sees Greek legend, Dousk, and Spanish star, Soulwerk, firing on all cylinders before the rising forces of Israeli, Khen, and UK artist, Scotty.A, provide sublime rhythmic and melodic moments. Nestled in amongst the Proton roster, Lewis' own remix of "Horki" holds sway with consummate ease to create yet another memorable chapter in Visceral history.
Part 1 sees "Glow" from Kobana's debut album opens proceedings, followed by immaculate work from Kastis Torrau and Arnas D, Lank and Inkfish. Danny Oliveira and Tim Penner make a welcome collaborative return on their Konstrukt imprint as FutureForm's excellent track record continues with their "Montania" release. Once again Mango Alley provides the perfect closing moment as Seawaves and We Are All Astronauts combine to scintillating ambient end.
Visceral 018 - Lewis and Warren reprise their virtual contact to impressive effect.