Eric Maltz, the New York born, Berlin based producer, pianist, and label owner is gearing up to release the collaborative project Naked Broken with Peruvian vocalist Cristina Valentina. The two have worked together before, teaming up in 2017 for Eric’s debut record on Levon Vincent’s Novel Sound label. After writing “We Have Power”, an ode to freedom and celebration of life, the two developed a bond and continued to work on new music. Meanwhile, the tune had become a permanent fixture in the Possible Futures record bag, and the label eventually moved to bring the two together for a full EP.
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Naked Broken is the first engraving of this newly formed and inspiring musical friendship. In its entirety, it’s simple, elegant, and firmly rooted in a rich NY House tradition.The “Naked Broken (Dub)” is a brooding affair ripe with a infectious bassline and distorted synths. The production is stripped back, bringing elements in and out with perfect timing. On the vocal version, Cristina’s voice opens up and reminds us of the power of a meaningful lyric, and how a loving message can pull at the heart-strings. On the dub, Eric decides to chop her vocals, adding delay at specific moments to create hypnotic, psychedelic tones. As a whole, it’s a sensual burner. The late night groover to end all late night groovers.Naked Broken is available to purchase now, and looks to be a vinyl only release. Grab it before it’s gone. Buy link here.