Nicolas Jaar’s label Clown & Sunset pres.-‘Inés’ out December 6th, 2010

Nicolas Jaar’s label Clown & Sunset houses a refreshing array of leftfield musical artifacts in ‘inés’ LP, packaged on a special limited edition USB media stick. Nothing short of genius, this treasure features new faces Nikita Quasim, Soul Keita and the young prodigy Nicolas Jaar himself.

Nicolas Jaar is breaking all the rules and providing a new soundtrack to late nights and early mornings. He has quickly attained a collective wave of respect and admiration in recent times for his quirky, downtempo take on electronic music. Finding favour with everyone from the Guardian newspaper to Resident Advisor, its hard to find many who aren’t salivating for his ‘musical’ take on the genre.

‘Inés’ LP preempts Nico’s debut artist album (out January 2011 on Circus Company) as a home for some of his most eclectic and wonderful live recordings. The number of productions he has created out number ten times his 20 years and this project is a personal quest of which he holds full control, introducing some young and gifted voices in the package from far-flung corners of the globe. Sold in the rare format of a USB media stick as well as digitally, ‘Inés’ is brought to the world on his own flourishing Clown & Sunset label, which has since only released original productions from Jaar.

The LP has an organic nature with hints of mysticism within its rumbling embryonic textures – passionate and often defiant in its predisposition to awaken the senses. Ripe with sentiment, ‘Inés’ has an innate hunger to challenge the view that electronic music is void of emotion.

This collection is an accessible and pioneering take on contemporary dancefloor music, from the fizzing embers of Nico’s ‘Dubliners’ to the jagged reverberations of Nikita’s ‘Freshmen Year’ and the raw harmonies of Soul Keita’s ‘Dusties N 808s’, through to inspiring collaborations from this revolutionary collective. A fearless and intuitive voice forms through the LP, concocting new light in its approach.

Nikita Quasim started making music on the day of her mother’s 40th birthday.  She was only 11 years old. Not knowing what to give her, she recorded the sound of her laundry machine with imovie, unable to find any other program that could layer sounds. She ended up creating a dense 10 minute weaving of household chaos. Of Russian and Afghan descent came this Cagian prodigy, who is now only 19 years old and ‘Inés’ is her voyage of discovery.

Soul Keita is only 17 years old and resides in his hometown of Addis Ababa. This Ethiopian national considers Mulatu Astatke his spiritual father. He works solely with a dusty 808 and traditional Ethiopian instruments in order to create melancholic folk house.

Nicolas Jaar was born in NY but quickly relocated to Santiago de Chile in the 90s only to come back to his birth place as a teenager. Haunted by Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, Nico started to make organic electronic music in 2004 at the age of 14. Now 20, studying Comparative Literature at Brown University, Nico has released on Circus Company, Wolf + Lamb, Bpitch, Get Physical and on his own label, Clown and Sunset, of which he is the owner and founder.

Label: Clown & Sunset
Cat no:
Distribution: USBs from Phonica / various digital stores
Released: Monday December 6th, 2010


01. Nicolas Jaar – Tribute to My Mother
02. Nikita Quasim – Freshmen Year
03. Nicolas Jaar – Dubliners
04. Soul + Nico feat. Nicolas Jaar – Goin’ Bad 
05. Soul Keita – Dusties n 808s
06. Soul Keita – Don’t Believe the Hype
07. Nikita Quasim – Can’t Go to Cuba
08. Clown n’ Sunset Collective – Her String
09. Nicolas Jaar – Love You Gotta Lose again
10. Soul Keita – Don’t Believe the Hype

Nicolas Jaar Tour Dates
10.12.10        london, uk / camp
11.12.10        paris, fr          rex
16.12.10        tel aviv – is TBC
18.12.10        brussels, be
19.12.10        manchester, uk / spektrum
29.01.11        amsterdam, nl / trouw
Promotional stuff arrived via email (extramusicnew(at) ,
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