the corner and this time we welcome aboard benny rodrigues which has been completely on fire and this project sees him with his own approach to deep house in vein of ny and chicago influences but in his own unique style and across the 4 tracker ep we hear benny rodrigues in a very deep driving & emotive way talking to us through his music!
after smallville rebuilt hamburg house city with a lovely bunch of records, catalogue number 19 seems to be a big surprise. amsterdams duo quince (delsin/ rushhour) and benny rodrigues evolve an outstanding synthesis of a classic detroit techno vibe and newest sound technology.
benny rodrigues is arguably one of the biggest djs on the dutch scene, performing at some of the worlds biggest events from awakenings & mysterland to underground spots such as berghain & dekmantel. as the phrase goes “get yourself a man that can do both”. cocaine speaking is a dutch acid anthem in two parts, complete with a alden tyrell remix!
dutch legend and wolfskuil inner circle member benny meets dystopian head honcho and man of the moment rodhad.early support from samuli kemppi, brendon moeller, dave clarke, cosmin trg, marcel fengler, sinden and adam beyer amongst others
benny rodrigues is not only a nice dude with his first 12inch for desolat. his recording career goes way back to early collaborations with afrojack or darko esser, as rod he releases on klockworks and clr, has remixed josh wink and dj pierre. the list can go on, but well focus on our lovely release here. somewhere between relentless prime time techno and stripped-down house grooves, with woozy chords carried on a jet-stream of tight rhythms, this is definitely our favorite benny rodrigues release. enjoy!
benny has been establishing himself as a hot producer the last two years, dropping tracks for cool labels, be as one, suara, saved, boysnoize records... soon also on desolat, but first now ec records where he s a perfect fit!
its been 2 years since benny rodrigues last release on be as one and since then, the young dutch producer has pushed forward his career, both in the studio and in the dj booth. having remixed people like josh wink, dj pierre, justice, spirit catcher to name just some and released on ovum, poker flat, figure, klockworks, with a busy dj schedule in clubs as berghain or rex, at his young age benny is clearly a well respected artist. benny rodrigues interpretation of acid house takes the form of i like acid, and surely it sounds classic! acid synth madness like in the old days but with an updated touch to rock the floors in 2011. choice hypnotic appeal will not get unnoticed on the floor, once again a track that finds its strenght in the basic structure of its arrangement, effective drums patterns with a freakish top line that carry the track into peak time. steve rachmad remixes as sterac are always a treat, and here the techno legend doesnt fail to impress once again with his take on bennys i like acid. snares, hi-hats, rides and bass, all arranged to build up to a melodic and emotional breakthru, dancefloor bliss for the detroit techno heads. to close this amazing package, germanys own mike dehnert brings his trademark sound to be as one in the form of his remix of i like acid. a tune that finds its perfect habitat in dark, smokey and sweaty rooms with massive sound systems.
benny rodrigues produces a package that lives up to its name. ‘i like’ ep oozes influences from detroit techno and masters a current take on an age-old sound. ‘i like’ is delicious, wrapped in vintage sounds, it creates a true party atmosphere. ‘reel’ is coproduced with fellow dutch musician kapuchon. this is the sound of old school flavours, tearing into the past and the present and creating a winning formula. benny rodrigues was born and raised in rotterdam, and held residencies at some of holland most influentual clubs from the age of 17. he has toured with his musical hero, the legendary josh wink, been asked twice to perform at the detroit electronic music festival and headlined and closed the legendary dance-festivals dancevalley, mysteryland and extrema. somewhere along the road, benny met the rookie nick van de wall aka kapuchon (aka afrojack for his more mainstream appealing productions). they decided to combine their passion of music, resulting in coproductions for white noise records, spinclub records and others. this is benny rodrigues first release for the israeli imprint, be as one. his releases have begun to find allegiances with artists such as steve bug, radioslave and be as one’s own shlomi aber. being regularly charted and played by the best, benny is stepping into the global arena.
the next installment from the new beyond imprint is with us, featuring two newcomers from the thriving us underground, kapuchon & benny rodriques. the pair bring a magical detroit infused collection of warm, urgent and modern house music into our peripheral vision where its simply hard to ignore … like a well loved vintage drum machine tweaked to perfection, or a dusty old synth rejuvinated, >and again< draws inspiration from the rich synthesised landscapes of classic detroit techno, however adds a totally fresh and modern aesthetic, through its use of precise drum fills and beatifully crafted harmonies. on a more thoughful, soulful tip, >unexpected< unravells itself with smooth chord atmospheres, driving, solid-state percussion and teasing delay fx. the story might be a familar one to those who have their ears firmly pressed to the dancefloor, but for good reason, as these two fine storytellers have crafted a golden moment for the late, late hours. the acidic ride of >potato tomato<, with its pushing sub bass and glistening crescendos is perhaps the toughest cut of the e.p, and delivers the energy where its needed whilst still holding onto that classic, deep-as-dawn chicagotodetroit vibe.
great flashing and pumpin minimal techno! support by speedy j, alex bau, dj emerson, dubfire, james kameran, technasia, laurent garnier, len faki, adam beyer, monika kruse, funk d void, timo maas, mauro picotto, the advent, chris liebing