Nonplus 020 comes from Stuart Li (AKA Basic Soul Unit), a producer born in Hong Kong but raised in Toronto. Basic Soul Unit is considered to be a key player in the Toronto music scene which has seen an 'explosion of new talent' in the past few years. Whilst growing up Li was influenced by a whole host of different genres which is reflected in his versatile approach to producing. His output varies from silky deep house through to more melody driven techno. This latest EP falls into the later category.
To quote Ben UFO from the Hessle Audio Rinse FM show back in June, the A side Swept Up is an 'absolutely massive tune', and the flip side Mindstorm definitely follows suit. I won't bore you with descriptions, have a listen for yourself.
Swept Up - Basic Soul Unit [Nonplus]
Mindstorm - Basic Soul Unit [Nonplus]
Nonplus 020 marks the start of an exciting new era for Boddika's imprint. Big things were promised for the future of Nonplus when Jon Convex's departure was announced back in April. A promise which has been delivered by bringing in Basic Soul Unit, the veteran Canadian producer is certainly going to be a hard act to follow. Cue Skudge.
You can buy the EP now from all the usual spots.