stamp welcomes edit maestro aroop roy to the fold for its 10th label release! the a-side extends and tweaks a legendary flautist s catchiest hit while the flip tips one of americas most prolific musicians late 70s hits on its head. long requested, now finally on wax!
vive la musique brings you an official reissue and rework of the unique and highly sought after zouk track tabala mouv . the song is is the standout composition from the ultra-rare tabala series, released on vinyl in the mid 80s. after many months of searching, label head aroop roy managed to track down songwriter and producer, maurice agad, to the caribbean island of martinique. the 12inch includes the original track and two brand new versions, making a special package that many are touting as one of the soundtracks of the summer. in the original, detroit-esque keys and a balearic beat captivate you from the opening bars and uplifting vocals and a euphoric horn section combine to transport you to an idyllic paradise. aroop roy steps up the tempo and flips the groove for a trademark rework that will have universal appeal to house, disco and tropical music fans. the release is made complete with a subtle extended edit from truccy. the package is presented with beautiful full cover artwork, limited to the first pressing, which is likely to go very quickly.
2018. repress , house of disco return with a pair of funk fuelled cuts from aroop roy with japan s brisa contributing a deep and percussive remix. based in london, aroop roy s take on electronic music involves blending elements of jazz, afro, latin and funk with disco and house. roy s releases have landed on freestyle, gamm and basic fingers, and most recently on the hugely successful kampana classics ep.
aroop roy has been making waves with his unique sounds for the past few years, with a wealth of successful releases and a busy gig schedule at the helm of some of the best clubs around the world. by fusing elements of jazz, afro, latin, funk and soul with the deeper end of house and disco, aroop has forged his own style with eps on revered labels including g.a.m.m, basic fingers, freestyle and lazy days. for his delusions of grandeur debut he pulled out all the stops, delivering three original tracks which further show his diversity as an artist and ability to produce left of centre, quality underground music without losing sight of the dancefloor. things kick off with save our love, a track that’s absolutely brimming with energy thanks to punchy wurlitzer chops, tension-building philly strings, and a rock-solid disco groove. next up we have what i love which sees aroop take an altogether more freaky approach flipping an uptempo rolling break, distorted synth line, cross-rhythm stabs and rasping vocal cuts into an edgy dance floor workout. closing this brilliant ep is the low-slung bump of walk that walk featuring original vocals from oakland, ca based blacktroniks who delivers his flow on top of a bass-heavy slice of deep electro boogie.
kampana delivers once again with a pair of dance floor gems that will please lovers of funk, disco and gospel alike. on the a-side, aroop roy means serious business with reason to dance. driven by an outrageous slap bass, infectious horn stabs and a limb-shaking vocal refrain, its no surprise that this has been the secret weapon of his recent sets around the world. on the flip, detroit native peter croce, fresh from the huge success of his razor-n-tape ep, comes in equally strong, with the gospel-fuelled disco cut just like heaven. the track builds patiently, lingering on a raw disco groove, honing in on a powerful brass section and spirit-lifting vocals, and eventually climaxing with epic strings and thunderous piano.
aroop roy is a uk artist and producer, whose music blends together the organic elements of jazz, afro, latin and funk with the deeper edge of house and disco. his productions have been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers and djs including gilles peterson, atjazz, karizma, soul clap, jimpster, dj spinna, francois k, danny krivit and detroit swindle and has released music on a variety of labels including freestyle, gamm, basic fingers and house of disco. we are pleased to welcome him to the lazy days family with this -all killers no fillers- ep
native new yorker son of sound aka henry maldonado returns to delusions of grandeur with another fine ep including two floor-friendly originals plus a stripped back remix from aroop roy. for those too young to have been buying records in the early 90’s henry was a key figure, involved in seminal releases on strictly rhythm as house 2 house, maxi records as deja vu and maw records as rhythm section. to say this guy has history is something of an understatement having made an important contribution to the first wave of deep house with productions dating right back to ’91. more recently he has created magic for jus ed’s underground quality, classic, razor n tape and local talk as well as establishing his own district30 imprint.
london head aroop roy takes on brazilian rhythms for the 4th time on gamm and its quite possibly the best one yet. the working formula, simple but yet very well crafted to work both in clubs and for home listening. first off we get -flecha de foga- that uses a rare nazare pereira samba track as the foundation but with loads of added chords, beats and production details. on the flip todo mundo tem amor marries a driving analogue bassline to an amped up version of another sul americano classic - blazing !
kampana s debut release was a global hit across the house, disco and tropical scene, with support from heavyweights such as francois k, soul clap and gilles peterson. the label is back just in time for summer with three more doses of peak time fire from aroop roy, who has gained a fine reputation for the quality and widespread appeal of his releases. you say is a funk-fuelled number with gritty retro vocals and guitar, driven by a warm disco groove and 80s arp-synth. the feel-good vibes gradually build into an anthemic floor-filling climax. taj mahal reworks a brazilian classic into a full on house workout, reminiscent of roys popular series on gamm. mapora is an original number that will blend well into both deep house and afro-centric sets. the track builds nicely with filtered samples and syncopated vocals, coming in with an infectious highlife guitar line and late night synth stabs, to get mind and body moving.
sol power sound adds a fifth release to its catalog with rising tides, a blazing ep from london producer, aroop roy. aroop has delivered a string of hit records on gamm, basic fingers, house of disco, and kampana, and is a welcome addition to the growing sol power sound family.
theres already a huge buzz about this release, with the likes of gilles peterson, simbad and lay-far showing their love for these dance floor killers from aroop roy, whose recent work on gamm and basic fingers has been a runaway success in both mainstream and underground scenes.
aroop roy returns to basic fingers with a second reworks release, this time all guns blazing. while the previous part focused more on disco and soul cuts, this one delivers three irresistible afro-influenced house grooves. there s a reason why gilles peterson keeps playing aroop on his radio show as soon as he gets his crate digging fingers on a new release. um trago on the b side is definitely the fiercest offering here but don t miss out on the a-side with ifa & manuman. both tracks are more than enough to get the juices flowing...
2015 repress !! the prolific lay-far has had a string of stunning 12 inches over the past few years and nothing seems to be stopping him either. aroop roys eclectic work as a producer has been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers including gilles peterson, kyoto jazz massive, patrick forge and laurent garnier. we got in touch with aroop after hearing his brilliant contributions on g.a.m.m. (brazil breakdown part 1 & 2) and on his basic fingers debut he continues his trait of delivering top quality reworks. three versatile tracks that pack a mean punch. rare groove, steel band disco and a slice of funk - it is all in here. come get it while its hot!
a transverse flutist is an arguably rare sight in electronic dance music, but thats not the only thing setting apart trained instrumentalist and upcoming producer l_cio. having become known to a wider audience thanks to his collaborations with floor-savvy artists like portable or patrice bäumel, the sao paulo native doesnt aspire to be a dj, but instead delves deeper into live performance in a club context - which led him to become that rarest of all things, a live electronic musician holding residencies in regular clubs without ever so much as touching a record. for the latest release from d.o.c., l_cio sat down with aroop roy and the labels mastermind gui boratto to produce an exquisite ep full of enticing grooves, lush harmonies and organic flow, engineered to perfection by gui himself. its an exciting step for both the imprint and the artist - pointing in different directions, but all of them right.
uk jazz head aroop roy is back with his highly successful series of brazil infected reworks. like on the previous volumes he sought out his fave tunes from brazil and fine tuned them for your djing pleasure. its all very classy and well produced but most important, its very good dance music!
>too long< is a bossa-house ballad with a heart-warming vocal line and an irresistable groove that will pack any dance floor. with vocals, guitar and keys all recorded live by aroop himself, this track has an undeniable authenticity and soulfulness. on the flipside, >dirty groove< is a broken jazz funker with a killer beat, dirty bass and synth lines reminiscent of herbie hancock. already a massive response from djs such as dj spinna, rainer truby, recloose and simbad this is set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year
motorcity wine recordings returns in fine style with its second ep featuring a swashbuckling blend of house and jazz sounds from detroiters and their compatriots. rising live techno star haz mat leads this 12” with a house-tinged boogie funk cover of blue six’s “music & wine”, complete with vocoder and massive drums. kuumba reunion band slides through next with the afro-jazz number “3 fingered fist (jabbar)”, a cut loaded with hand drums and chunky saxophone solos for the jazzdancers and listeners alike. motorcity wine guest and london native aroop roy kicks off the flip with a dubbed out beatdown house joint, a brilliant midtempo track perfect for the dread moments of the night. last but certainly not least, the hughes/smith quintet finish the release with an uptempo jazz-funk piece, with generous amounts of fender rhodes and call-and-response melodies. only 500 vinyl pressed enjoy the soulful sounds of detroit.
in-beat-ween music continue their programme of remixes from lay fars much loved debut album so many ways with a second 12inch featuring the high profile talents of ashley beedle, peter oakden & craig smith, tommy rawson and aroop roy