Derek Nicoletto and Kat Solar Set for Le Poisson Rouge, Aug 23
Following the debut LP release of Kind Ghosts, Derek Nicoletto has bundled seven different versions of the hit, “Champion” in a maxi-single that will be available on iTunes on August 28th, 2012. In addition to the album version, the maxi will also feature a variety of remixes by DJ Gomi, Dave Cortex & Josh Harnois, and Mirrortone.
Most notably, the “Champion Remixed” maxi-single begins with an acoustic version performed with Platinum-selling producer Jamie Siegel (Taking Back Sunday, The Roots, Joss Stone, Lauryn Hill). Knowing Siegel performed a similar moody guitar on Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love,” Nicoletto approached him with the concept and the result was an on-the-spot recording session. “Sometimes the best work comes in the shortest amount of time, just getting in the studio and letting the ideas fly. With our acoustic version of 'Champion,' it was done in one afternoon and it’s one of the best pieces we’ve made,” Nicoletto explains. Siegel produced Nicoletto’s entire debut album, Kind Ghosts.
Nicoletto is in riding some serious creative momentum, and will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge with Kat Solar on August 23rd. Attending fans and friends will receive an exclusive musical advance from the maxi-single to be announced live at Le Poisson Rouge. September will see Nicoletto performing at Delaware Pride as he transitions back into the studio to record his sophomore effort.
Champion - Remixed
1. Champion (Acoustic Version) feat. Jamie Siegel
2. Champion (Album Version)
3. Champion (Mirrortone Radio Remix)
4. Champion (DJ Gomi Vocal Mixshow)
5. Champion (Dave Cortex and Josh Harnois Mix)
6. Champion (Mirrortone Extended Remix)
7. Champion (DJ Gomi Remix Dub)
8. Champion (DJ Gomi Radio Remix)
With his first-ever solo album, "Kind Ghosts," (2011), Billboard-honored singer/songwriter Derek Nicoletto flaunts his knack for infusing unique pop hooks, vivid lyrical imagery and evocative instrumentation into what could be called full-bodied electropop collection of singles. Shaped by Platinum-selling producer Jamie Siegel (Taking Back Sunday, The Roots), Nicoletto’s new direction in “Kind Ghosts” highlights his pure vocal talent upon a backdrop of bubbly, yet sensitive electronica with a signature flair of rocky soulfulness.