Vintage and Classy, Rondenion joins the Extra Virgin family for its 5th release with a top level 3 tracker of fresh club music goodness. This talented and eclectic japanese artist has dropped out already some marvellous productions on Still Music and Rush Hour, where he seemed to be very influenced by some of the greatest stuff made in Detroit by artists like Theo Parrish and Moodymann: jammin’ on with synthesizers, MPC, drum machines and manipulating disco soul jazz samples, he plays the sounds directly while he’s composing in a proper oldschool “live” way. Keeping the vibe simple, rounded, groovy, he has created amazing compositions for our ears and when you will start listening to this ep you’ll get along with us. Trying to be always contemporary, looking at the past but still forwardthinking, Bosconi Extra Virgin presents “The Beginning of the Ring”: on the main side we can listen to the track that gives the title to the EP, and Rondenion here slams out your face with a monstrous, epic, symphonic-soul-drenched, slowmotion masterpiece that sounds definitely like a modern balearic track enriched by contemporary beat and new abstract hip hop elements, 10 minutes of heavenly, trippy and pure beatdown pleasure, reminding us something in between Baia degli Angeli and Flying Lotus, or even better, just Rondenion. B side instead is the more dancefloor oriented part of the vinyl, which starts with the joyful uptempo house vibe of “In One’s Mind” where a gospel voice on loop rolls over a heavily atmospheric filtered piano sample that comes and goes, while on the second cut we find the freestyle cut up disco a la Soundstream of “Like a Child”, a pure funk banger tool that surely will please your needs of rocking the floor.
All tracks written and produced by Rondenion except A1 written by Rondenion & H.Nakahara.
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