Singer-songwriter and producer Ormiston has shared a live video for ‘Hammer Down’ via Lisbon Lux Records. The video premiered on The Spill Magazine and follows Ormiston’s newly released EP, Hammer Down (EP Remix). Ormiston’s other moniker Beverlay’s hit ‘Typically Her’ was officially remixed by renowned artist KAYTRANADA and received over 4 Million streams worldwide. Ormiston has produced and mixed tracks for names like Milk & Bone, Heartstreets, Misage and Freida Mari. The producer is also set to do several syncs for the upcoming Pete Davidson rom-com Meet Cute.
The recently released EP Remix included a pre-released spin by renowned French Touch hero Fred Falke who remixed and produced for names like Goldfrapp, Kelis and Jamiroquai; Synthwave star Das Mörtal who received worldwide acclaim with his album Hotline Miami II; and Lisbon Lux Records’ label head, French Fox (a.k.a. Julien Manaud) who is behind the production for acts such as Le Couleur, Beat Market & Bronswick.
Born and based in Montreal, Canada, Nicola Ormiston a.k.a. Ormiston grew up in a bilingual household and found himself surrounded by female musicians in his upbringing. This would also inspire his affinity for melody and the sound he creates today. The musician has cited the works of Tame Impala, MGMT, and Toro y Moi as key inspirations for his indie-electronic-infused sound, while this single exudes the energy of Daft Punk, Breakbot, Alan Braxe from Stardust, and Toro y Moi.
Welcome to the room of funk. In a well-lit studio, between amps and microphones, Ormiston delivers his one-of-a-kind fusion of disco grooves and infectious indie pop melodies with euphoria, losing himself in the bass pocket and the energy of the live performance. Staying true to the song title, he lets swing, putting the “Hammer Down” with palpable enthusiasm.
Ormiston talks us through the original single: “With this first opus, I allowed myself to navigate through different writing styles and themes. I let myself discover my identity without forcing myself, I really wanted to give myself the chance to find my own sound. And I think I have succeeded (laughs). Afternoon Disco, I love this term! It’s electro with indie that sounds pop.