Roots Underground continues its travel deep down in the vaults of quality dance music, releasing UNO EP, the debut of hystorical Tuscan DJ, producer & MC, Rico Herrera. Known for his hip hop production for italian and american artists since the early 90s, and for his participation with the turntables collective I Maniaci Dei Dischi. On this release he gifts us an unexpected house record, along the best tradition of music made in Chicago/Detroit.
The opener, Pojama (A1), starts things off with warm and soothing piano chords, interlaced with synth phrases and supported by a broken beat and a boogie bassline. Datz Koreas (A2) has electric piano samples filtered, in a classic house manner, and played with the MPC. The B side has deep jazzy feelings with Ramsey’s House (B1), born from the collaboration of Rico with musicians Brothermartino (Flute), Filippo Guerrieri (Electric Piano, Oberheim OB-8) and Paolo “Peewee” Durante (Electric Piano, Clavinet). The closing track isOne for Ron (B2) a tribute track to the Chicago living legend Ron Trent, and Herrera with his MPC gives birth to a real dancefloor banger that every Prescription fan will love.
Produced, written and performed by Herrera at Medicine Studio, except Ramsey’s House performed by Herrera with : Brothermartino (flute), Filippo Guerrieri (electric piano, Oberheim OB-8), Paolo “Peewee” Durante (electric piano, clavinet). [info from ld]