'Nite Time' by Ness Nite
Ness Nite’s debut EP, Nite Time, fluidly blends hypnotic electro-pop grooves with a hip-hop edge. The six-track collection represents the bold artistic vision of Nite, who self-produced the EP to create fresh beats for her luxurious vocals. Nite’s mesmerizing sound seems poised for wider audiences, as she recently moved from Minneapolis to New York City, where she’s planning on putting out a batch of new tunes with producer/engineer Mike Frey. With the breakout single from Nite Time, “Yes,” Nite helped put vocalist Nick Jordan on the radar of local music fans, long before he won the Star Tribune’s Are You Local? contest in February. Nite — who claimed the No. 5 spot on last year’s Picked to Click tally — showcases her boundless talents throughout the ethereal EP. Even though she’s moved to the brighter lights of NYC, the songs on her debut will always sound rooted in Minneapolis.