For uber-prolific songwriter and producer Rob Bakker, current project NICOLAAS is just a dot on a thread of work filled with hit songs, high level collaborations and three Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammy). This thread weaved through the underground/conscious hip-hop world in the 2000’s, via his project Muneshine. Muneshine was extremely successful, especially in Rob’s home country of Canada where he was also long-listed for the prestigious Polaris Prize – twice. On top of all of this, he’s had the privilege over the years to worked with absolute starts like Portugal. The Man, Tom Waits, Pete Rock, Oliver and many more.
With NICOLAAS, Bakker dives deeper into the discotheque, and over the course he’s crafted his own impeccable sound that fuses funk, soul, and disco all together for an incredible result. His latest single is another slice of disco heaven, collaborating with duo Supertaste who add silky vocals to this already funk-tastic single, “Anyone Else”. Every aspect of this song feels fresh and rejuvenating, and it couldn’t come at a better time with summer right around the corner.
“Living and working in isolation the last couple of years has made it challenging to connect with other artists and collaborate, but that didn’t get in the way of this track! Even though we live in different countries, we found a way to connect, click and make something special happen.
Supertaste are dope artists and genuinely dope humans, so it’s been a pleasure getting to know them a little more and jam on music together. I’m super stoked on this song and am excited to finally be able to share it. This is the first release to drop leading up to my debut EP, The Way Is Forward, coming later this year.” – NICOLAAS
Supertaste adds, “this song was inspired by one of those dreams you wish you could wake up from sooner… where your brain exposes a fear and makes you feel it to the point of virtual reality. A lover in the arms of someone else, waking up in fevered heartbreak.”