Rodaq grew up in Berlin and his sound takes in plenty of the city’s strongest influences from the grit and rawness of Tresor and Berghain, to the decadence of Bar25. Now with Singapore as his base, he regularly serves his unique blend of undulating techno and trippy tech-house to dancers all over Europe and Asia and his first EP on Insist Music got props from Laurent Garnier, Riva Starr and Tim Green. Now he returns once more on Loot Recordings with more of his thrilling tunes.
Opener ‘Pollock Hill’ is a deep and rolling track with sustained chords that get you in a trance. The jumbled percussion keeps your body loose and the whole thing is designed for intimate back rooms. Australia and Balance Music’s Uone takes us further into wonderland and gives this a deeper, hazy vibe on his remix. His interpretation kicks things into overdrive with the addition of dreamy guitar harmonies, lush piano chords, gorgeous operatic vocals and massive horn stabs that cut through the track. Rounding out the remixes on this one is fellow Berliner Yapacc who has been released by over 80 labels and remixed for Ricardo Villalobos. He incorporates the original synths but amplifies it with dramatic drums, muscular percussion and a punchy, melodic bass line.
The second original is ‘Phormosa’, a dreamy, intricate affair of synth-heavy bass lines, complex melodies and tension that builds in all the right places. It is one to slowly but surely cast a spell and take the floor to the next dimension. Leipzig based Schlepp Geist delivers a fine remix that fires up the energy with blurring melodies, relentless analogue stabs and celestial synths that modulate and climax throughout the track.
These are four very different but hugely effective dance floor tracks that will light up the club.
01. Pollock Hill
02. Pollock Hill (Uone Remix)
03. Pollock Hill (Yapacc Remix)
05. Phormosa (Schlepp Geist Remix)