Nick Hook is NYC’s waviest resident: an in-demand collaborator, producer extraordinaire, and all around provider of vibes who’s lent his touch to projects from Run The Jewels, Young Thug, and countless others, all while building a creative community around his studio, thespacepit, in Greenpoint. Now the redheaded kingpin steps forward with his Relationships LP on Fool’s Gold, a 16 track album of collaborations that are unconventional, unexpected and all-the-way live (literally: each song was recorded in-person with Nick behind the boards, a refreshing move in the email verse era).
Featuring a festival-worthy lineup of new school rap upstarts (21 Savage, Novelist, ILoveMakonnen) and fellow beat radicals (Prefuse 73, Hudson Mohawke, the late DJ Rashad), Relationships isn’t just the world’s greatest party guestlist, but a chronicle of Nick’s year long, after-midnight vision quest—the sound of a producer breaking through the chrysalis, killing the ego, and raising the bar. Put your phone down and dive in.
The one and only Salva tackles Nick Hook and Novelist’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” cranking up the grime (and gabber!) to create an anthem for DJs and delinquents worldwide. Thank you bass’d god!
Hit foolsgoldrecs.com/nickhook to watch the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing Video,” hear more from Nick’s upcoming Relationships LP, and buy tickets for the Get (Back) In The Van tour, bringing his unique, all-the-way-live electronic performances to a city near you starting 9/29.
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Producer Nick Hook continues his streak of unique collabs with “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” a rowdy and righteous UK-vs-BK stomper featuring young grime hero Novelist. Like the rest of Nick’s upcoming Fool’s Gold album Relationships, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” was recorded in-person at his Greenpoint studio, thespacepit. Nov sums up the track (and the creative spirit that fuels Relationships as a whole) in his Instagram post about the producer earlier this summer. “Nick Hook – This man gave me a new outlook on life when I met him in New York at 18 years old when I went out there alone. He reiterated to me that FREEDOM starts in the mind and to do what you want with 100% of your energy.” Check out the video premiere on THE FADER.
Catch Nick Hook on his Get (Back) In The Van Tour this fall! Tour dates after the jump.