MOMENT OF SERENITY (EAST END DUBS / ROGER GERRESSEN RMXS)
12" Vinyl D20.12.18
paolo rocco, lessi s and havantepe join forces for berg audios sixth release entitled >moment of serenity<. in this killer package, you will also find a rare rework from none other than east end dubs and a deep remix of havantepes masterpiece by roger gerressen. highly recommended !
>this life< has been a title paolo rocco has been saving for the right moment. as his first ep on his own label, this record brings us back to the early morning after hour 90s rave days. inspired by 909 drum grooves, deep warm pads, and melancholic vox chops, this is paolos definition of house music. with his a2 >doors open< being a perfect opening track, jack wickham and okain remixes complimenting his originals, this record is already going down as timeless.
courtesy of balance presents to you rawmoments, the canadian collective made of the deadly sonic skills of paolo rocco, lessi s & pijynman. this mini lp is pure heat and what a better way to introduxe themselves out to the world. the double pack is divided between colloborations between paolo rocco & his two sidekicks. snap these quickly as they will fly.
after throwing successful rawmoments parties and holding down his residency at stereo montreal. paolo rocco now shows his taste making abilities by curating a new label inspired by the dubby, housey, bumpy grooves he and his fellow partners lessi s. & pijynman champion during the events. the first release has paolo and pij team up for the originals while new york citys alix alvarez and berlin s diego krause offer remixes to complete this package among friends
canadian paolo rocco kickstarts the new year with his ​,,,judgement ep on hot creations. the first release of 2017 is an international affair, with manchester born trevino and one of the most spoken names of last year, greece native detlef on remix duties. initially making a name for himself through his djing skills back home in montreal, paolo s productions entered the market in 2012 with instant international support. his releases on real tone, one records, saved and others were all met with high acclaims as were the compilations he mixed for defected and get physical. the creation of, ‘judgement’ and ‘that’s it’ prove paolo truly understands what works on the dance floor. 2016 saw detlef reach new heights whilst also debuting on hot creations with his ‘kinky tail’ ep. he returns to the label with a devastating edit of ‘judgement’ and his rolling signature sound. trevino aka marcus intalex ​,,,ramps up the ep with his remix, centred around shimmering high hats and a freaky groove. a champion of how a dj can achieve success in two different genres, trevino has released on several of the most praised drum & bass and techno labels for a number of years.
vinyl only ep! paolo rocco joins taverna tracks showcasing his dubbed out house infused side with 4 rough cuts, one of which is a collaboration with his montreal hometown co-pilot lessi s. another one is lent to nick beringer for a classy grooved out rolling remix.
after releasing his -that i am- ep with real tone records back in 2012, paolo rocco now joins franck roger s home invasion vinyl only imprint as the first artist besides franck himself to have a release. paolo s ongoing residency at stereo after hours in montreal has proven to be the perfect testing ground for his upcoming and latest tracks. from his latest release - raw moments - on other fellow real toner burnski s constant sound label to this 4 tracker, paolo has cemented his ability to embody the culture of the underground while emphasizing his unique chunky and bumpy style
although only a few months have passed since constant sound was first minted, the label run by burnski and jon woodall is now ready to unleash its fourth ep. entitled raw moments, it features a hot original by paolo rocco and is backed with accomplished remixes from the legendary nail as well as boss man burnski.
GATES OF SAND (ED DAVENPORT & JACK WICKHAM REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK18.06.14
making his debut on one records, montreals paolo rocco gets set to release the exceptional gates of sand due to be released in time for summer sun. the release is completed with three killer remixes at the hands of jack wickham, ed davenport and adam shelton.
canadian artist paolo rocco makes his debut on saved with people say. from the top there is a unique seductive pad that pans creatively over the cut back percussion. the bass line enters early on and stands out with its original pattern and alternating frequencies, working well with the crisp clap that programmes itself in and out. the vocals are what makes the track. they are catchy just like the bass line, and are processed effectively, maintaining a nice, fresh groove.
over on the flip side is a remix from label boss nic fanciulli that utilises the original parts effectively and maintains an energetic pace with smart programming. both mixes have been creating a real buzz across scene.
reflecting real tones penchant for picking up on new talent, our latest release comes courtesy of canadian producer paolo rocco. having grown up in a cosmopolitan neighbourhood, paolos influences come from a diverse melting pot of sonic soundscapes and muscial genres. the raw beats of hip-hop one of his primary sources of inspiration. the highly-anticipated comeback of the legend point g (dj gregory) makes this ep even more special. famous in the nineties for his raw house spirit and coveted works such as underwater, chicken coma, sous pression,hands, point g is back and in full effect, remixing paolos title track in his own inimitable fashion
sharivari presents paolo roccos solo debut on marbled vinyl. after his remix of the round table knights say what ?! released on made to play, the talented canadian put together 4 deep and funky tracks for us. showcasing his love for the new york house music scene, you can expect some deep chords, soulful vocals and raw beats pressed on the wax. full support from rocco, tripmastaz, subotic, hardrock striker,taras van de voorde, rennie foster , daniel p, nick dk, lee holman, miss chrysalide, vincent naivin, dj jee, elliott dodge, haruki matsuo, opti
courtesy of balance recordings presents their 10th release to date. a compilation of 9 pieces of timeless house music that will rock the underground parties and twisted after hours alike. showcasing the talent of artist hailing from chicago, montreal, london and geneva and france, this triple pack is bound to become yet another classic on the balance catalogue. dont snooze baby!!
this past year breakout artist lessi s. has had his name on records for taverna, berg audio with an east end dubs remix, brawthers courtesy of balance and more. for his first solo ep he features an a-side filled with his trademark minimal inspired house sound, complimented by a corky nick beringer remix and dance floor hitting colab with paolo rocco for the flip side. as a long time resident of the rawmoments event series lessi s. is living up to his expectations.
new born label, rowle is ready to take you on a space trip around the universe. new life forms, new experiences, and of course a new sound coming from other planets. comes with great full cover artwork
vinyl only – after four first releases by myself, i invited three of my favorite producers and friends to take part in the first various artist ep of the label called retro future. a1 is provided by stevn.aint.leavn from the beste modus and certain circles camps. i ve been following stefan closely since the release of his big track -precious- and he is now making waves everywhere. for this record he provides -motion- a smashing house track that enlightened every dance floor i dropped it on. then comes alix alvarez, a real underground hero of the new york scene. he s been releasing tunes since more than 15 years, collaborating with mr v and franck roger. alix delivers the tune -no chaser-, a stripped back, deep and driving number that he is known for. the kind of track that made his reputation. on the other side of the record you ll find paolo rocco. he is the man of the moment, fresh from great releases on taverna tracks, rutilance or courtesy of balance to name a few. here we have -7284-, it has been a true favorite of mine over the last months. finally i round up the ep with -belle maison- a new jam i recorded a few months ago featuring an engaging french speech, mpc beats and fb-01 synths. welcome to retro future chapter one.