Rosco Sledge is the alter ego of a rather well known Brazilian producer. Sometimes it works well for both a producer and label to create fresh directions with new projects. A place where the artist can explore different ideas and sounds. Rosco is well known as a techno producer working with Christian Smith and Laurent Garnier, but like all the best he also wants to make other forms of music. When he approached us with these three tracks we quickly grabbed them. They were then busted out for the first time at Burning Man by Ralph Lawson. The set was recorded and they created an instant buzz on Soundcloud. Lawson followed up the pressure with their inclusion on his Robot Heart Halloween mix, where they again sparked loads of interest.
The title track 'Frisson' reminds us of the tribal days of Tenaglia with rumbling bottom end and rolling drums, insistent vocals tell us 'It's Time to Get Down' and for sure it gets the floor deep down. 'Mise En Place' is a more upbeat affair with tight synth sequences, reminiscent of work by Aril Brikha, layered string arrangements and wispy vocals. A dub is included in the package for DJ use only as an exclusive digital download. Finally you have the 10 minute epic, 'Campari Shake' which returns to a heavier theme with growling bass lines and a vocal hook saying, "I can make you mine - make you shiver up inside" wrapped up in musical blanket of sweet rhodes chords. By the end of the session Rosco has proved his points - You will get down and he will make you make you shiver up inside.
Published: 6th March 2013