Nick Lapien is known for his work under his Metropolis concept project, as well as being one half of the techno-oriented Artefakt (alongside Robin Koek). Under his Lapien moniker, he has so far released on labels that include Bliq, Soul People Music, and Finale Sessions.
Next month he will drop two EPs of new material: first up is four-tracker Something To Tell You, which is set to be followed by the six track Something To Show You. On the double release, Lapien explained that "in the period leading up to these EPs, my father quite suddenly was taken away from us. Many tracks got a whole new meaning and weight because of what I was processing. And without realizing it, a simple track build around a beautiful vocal snippet becomes an homage to someone you love."
He also gave some clarification on the split between the two records: "The Something To Tell You contains four song-driven cuts, which due to their narrative quality should work equally well at the club as at home for listening. Almost all the tracks on Something To Show You come straight out of the live set that I prepared for the Mistress Night at Panorama Bar. I had a 2-hour slot and wanted to do something special. Therefore I wrote a lot of new material. After Zak [DVS1] heard the recording, he came up with the idea to do a second EP with the more beat-focussed material."
Ahead of the release of both EPs, stream the video for the title track from Something To Tell You.
Both EPs are scheduled for a mid-July release. Stream snippets from all the tracks below.