dimanche 11 décembre 2016

Rowee - Disguise Ep (RBL040)

The beginning of 2017 sees the debut of Rowee in the electronic music scene as the new alias of prolific Italian DJ and producer Leonardo Gonnelli. Welcomed into the fold by Damian Lazarus on his Rebellion imprint, this first release features three tracks collaborating with esteemed artists Thomas Gandey, KnowKontrol and Simon Wish.

Opening track "Earth To You", was produced alongside award winning British electronic producer, live artist and vocalist Thomas Gandey, renowned for his work with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The track is delicately energetic in its groove, rolling through deep atmospheres and sensual vocals. Gandey has released on some of the hottest labels including Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical and Desolate plus collabs with Radio Slave, which include the album project Matom on Carl Craig's Planet E.

"Disguise" pushes a more tech house, featuring vocalist Dwayzo Lawrence aka KnowKontrol who has appeared on labels such as Saved and Keinemusik. Rowee explains "this is a song about deception and trust in a relationship both parties know the other is lying but they pretend everything is OK. It's an amazing vocal interpretation surrounded by analog synths."

The EP closes in a collab with Italian native, US based Simon Wish, whose productions can be found on labels like Cocoon, Traum and Sleep Is Commercial. "It Shows You" is a thightly constructed deep groover, packed full of energy with an acid bassline that makes this track another real weapon for the dancefloor.

Fresh from his release on Seth Troxler's Play It Say It imprint and nominated in the category of Best Track @ Vicious Music Awards, Leonardo Gonnelli has demonstrated his exceptional talent as a DJ whilst playing at worldwide events such as the legendary Space Miami, Pacha Buenos Aires, BPM Mexico, Dockyard Festival (ADE) in Amsterdam and Sonar. 2017 marks the start of a new chapter as Rowee, promising a bright future of what is yet to come.

1. Rowee & Thomas Gandey - Earth To You
2. Rowee - Disguise (Feat. KnowKontrol)
3. Rowee & Simon Wish - It Shows You

Released: 27/01/2017
Cat#: RBL040
Distribution: Above Board

Satori - Imani's Dress (CRM173)

The enchanting and notorious Satori unveils Imani's Dress, the first snippet of his forthcoming album due for release this Spring on the illustrious Crosstown Rebels, with Matthew Dear and Ewan Pearson providing hefty remixes.

Satori is no ordinary producer and live artist. Born to a Serbian father and South African mother, the man behind the instrument is a meditative music-lover on a deeply spiritual journey. Creating melodies on the piano, kora, kalimba and guitar, his live shows are mind-altering.

Thump Magazine noted his "African music, gypsy and Balkan influences" and through a nominal handful of remixes and releases, Satori has become highly sought after, collaborating with South African charity Bridges For Music and performing at Boiler Room's biggest show of 2016 at ADE.

Imani's Dress waas the spark for the creation of Satori's debut album after Damian Lazarus heard it and requested to hear more from the visionary artist. Hungry and eager, Satori locked himself in a secluded studio and finished the album, and soon after it was signed to it's spiritual home, Crosstown Rebels. "Imani's Dress is the track that put this collaboration into motion", explains Satori. "This track is special and the logical first single".

DJ and production heavyweight Matthew Dear's remix is a skillful demon that illustrates why he is a pivotal artist in the electronic music arena. Ewan Pearson's remix is an ode to the guitar. Creating music for over two decades, here his warm riffs are infused with soothing synths and a meticulous groove.

1. Imani's Dress
2. Imani's Dress (Matthew Dear Remix)
3. Imani's Dress (Ewan Pearson Remix)
4. Imani's Dress (Ewan Pearson Instrumental Remix)

Released: 20/01/2017
Cat#: CRM173
Distribution: Above Board