Review: Rothmans label boss rejoins his Australian production partner Dawn Again to create a masterful EP of outdoor electronics aptly entitled Fern World. After delivering top notch productions on labels such as Diablo's Social Club, Wonder Stories, and Rothmans the duo returns to offer two new originals fitting for Roam Recordings.
The EP is backed by two excellent remixes. Canadian disco maestro Eddie C takes on the title track Fern World and brings up the energy with a cutting break and a jungle esque bassline. Roam alumni and Wonder Stories head honcho AIMES takes on Clockbert and pushes it further into psychedelic territory with a stunning synth lead swirling around the hypnotic rhythms of the original.
All four tracks come together in a cohesive slab of synth driven, dreamy, and psychotropic melodies perfect for both deep woods adventures and intimate club happenings.
Review: Roam Recordings out of San Francisco have been at it since the early noughties releasing great stuff by the likes of local heroes Justin Martin and Demarkus Lewis through to Rhythm Plate and even Tone Of Arc or Heretic in recent times. Next up is Luca Roccatagliati a legendary Italian DJ, musician and producer who had collborated with Daniele Baldelli and Dimitri From Paris over the years. On this nice EP he serves up "Maccheroni" a deep and semi-balaric acid house groove, but it's all about Eric "Dr. Dunks' Duncan's tough rework which really works that 303 acid into something that bit more hearty. On the flip "Aura" is yet more of the same but the remix by Black Spuma (comprised of Gerd Janson and Fabrizio Mammarella) is the real winner here on this sleek, neon-lit house anthem for retroverts.