THE JOINING OF TWO OTHERWORLDLY TALENTS, RODRIGUEZ JR. AND LISET ALEA, RELEASE NEW COLLABORATIVE SINGLE ‘RADIO’ ON MOBILEE.

AN ALTERNATIVE STYLE OF RELEASE FOR MOBILEE, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF TRADITIONAL ELECTRONIC REALMS. 

  

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RODRIGUEZ JR. & LISET ALEA PRESENT RJLA  – ‘RADIO’

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO RODRIGUEZ JR. & LISET ALEA – RJLA ‘RADIO’

WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘RADIO’ HERE

Coming together out of their own individual musical worlds, Rodriguez Jr. and Liset Alea met 15 years ago creating music for Laurent Garnier’s legendary imprint, F Communications. Since then, each have gone on to have blinding careers of their own, developing individual personas and sounds, becoming leaders in their fields.

A stunning partner, singer-songwriter, Liset Alea has been releasing albums since her teens. Perfectly poised for stardom since, her solo career saw her co-founding drum and bass, trip-hop band, Etro Anime in New York; co-writing and providing vocals on all songs. From here the only way was up for Alea, leaving the band to pursue her own truly solo ventures, her debut LP, No Sleep, released on EMI, was popular across multiple European territories. As an already well-seasoned artist, she later fronted the French new-wave group, Nouvelle Vague for seven years, touring the world, providing exciting and enchanting performances. With such a notable career to date that spans numerous musical styles from Drum and Bass to Downtempo New Wave, it is clear to see how Alea and Rodriguez Jr. are so perfectly matched.

Known to many, as one of the best live electronic music acts the industry has to offer, Rodriguez Jr. is a multi-faceted musician as opposed to a DJ or producer. Well respected for his unique brand of melodic techno, Jr. takes his influences from genre’s far and wide feeding into his eclecticism. From classical artists such as Stockhausen to electronic groups such as Kraftwerk and LFO, his performances offer a new take on how electronic music can function in a club environment. Upon signing with Mobilee Records, Rodriguez has remained one of the imprints most treasured artists, proving time after time that live electronic music and performance, is as spell binding as any digitized track or record being spun.

No strangers to collaboration, Jr. and Alea recently worked together on Rodriguez’s album ‘Baobab’; it was here that their creative flame was ignited. Inspired by one another’s musical tastes, the synergy between these two talents was clear from the start, making the prospect of future work together a certainty. Now picking back up on unfinished business, Jr. and Alea announce their new project RJLA, kicking things off with summer track ‘Radio’, releasing on Rodriguez’s native home, Mobilee Records.

Drawing on previous collaborations together, new and original single ‘Radio’ is a reflection of both artists musical appetites. Alongside ‘Radio’ Jr. and Alea include ‘Radian’, initially released by Rodriguez on his ‘Baobab’ album, Alea and him re-recorded the track during their cliff-top live performance for Cercle; Alea’s vocals elevating Rodriguez’s highly complex and technical melodies to new places. An extremely exciting and interesting project for Mobilee, the partnership between Rodriguez Jr. and Liset Alea presents electronic music for ears on and off the dancefloor.

Rodriguez Jr.’s & Liset Alea – RJLA ‘Radio’ is OUT NOW via Mobilee Records

FRANCESCA LOMBARDO IGNITES ‘EYE RING’ WITH CLUB READY REMIXES FROM MARTIN BUTTRICH ALONGSIDE GUTI & FRANCESCO TRISTANO

ECHOLETTE RECORDS

FRANCESCA LOMBARDO – EYE RING (DANCE REMIXES)

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO THE ‘EYE RING’ REMIXES HERE

Following two EP’s focused around the inaugural album track, Francesca Lombardo turns her attention towards something more dancefloor-centric for ‘Eye Ring’. Delving further into her rich and diverse musical background, Francesca presents a remix package from some of House and Techno’s finest, alongside an ‘Eye Ring’ rework of her own, preparing discerning listeners alike for the full release of her debut LP.

Bringing onboard a wealth of talent and experience via Martin Buttrich, South America’s Guti & Classical aficionado Francesco Tristano, the release expertly enters club terrain, deploying after hour sonics; packed alongside four-four kicks, whilst always retaining the foundations of Francesca’s ethereal original.

Opening the EP, Francesca Lombardo presents an accomplished Tech tool with a deeper sense of meaning. Strings build towards an effective crescendo, propelled forward by solid hi-hat patterns. Injecting a stronger dose of mysticism, Francesca forgoes using her own vocal samples, instead honing in on a meditative, heads down state.

A name that needs no introduction, Martin Buttrich delivers two more edits following his mesmerizing reinterpretation on the ‘Song Remixes’ EP. ‘Dub Thing Two’ showcases Martin’s ability to create driving, animalistic basslines that pulsate throughout the track, whilst never diminishing the essence of Francesca’s expressive original.

‘Dub Thing One’ sees Martin increase the tempo, taking a more contemplative stance, as subtle percussive elements and snappy frequencies add decisive progression to the tracks overall structure. Rolling arpeggios and hi-end atmospherics are pushed into trippier realms via Francesca’s vocals, deeply submerged in reverberation.

Guti & Francesco Tristano step up for a further two remixes. Bringing together their expertise, the duo provide two minimal masterpieces. Guti, long associated with a new breed of electronic music, has pioneered an innovative live set for the majority of his performances whilst releasing on staples such as Desolat, Crosstown Rebels and Wolf + Lamb. Francesco Tristano, at the forefront of progressive, classically trained musicians, seamlessly blends Techno with Classical traditions, whilst creating piano versions for Detroit anthems such as ‘The Bells’ (Jeff Mills) and ‘Strings of Life’ (Derrick May).

Now working in tandem, the gifted duo deliver two versions of ‘Eye Ring’. The first, a driving and powerful cut adorned with broken flickers of Francesca’s vocals, woven throughout the track. The second offers one of the more rolling and uplifting numbers on the EP, again infusing heavy-hitting minimalism with a keen eye for composition.

As a package, the ‘Eye Ring’ (Dance Remixes) EP reveals another facet to all the producers involved, seamlessly transitioning piano based melody to club ready weapons.

Tracklist:

1 – Francesca Lombardo – ‘Eye Ring’ (Francesca Lombardo Remix)

2 – Francesca Lombardo – ‘Eye Ring’ (Martin Buttrich’s Dub Thing Two)

3 – Francesca Lombardo – ‘Eye Ring’ (Guti & Francesco Tristano’s Another Paradise Remix)

4 – Francesca Lombardo – ‘Eye Ring’ (Matrin Buttrich’s Dub Thing One)

5 – Francesca Lombardo – ‘Eye Ring’ (Guti & Francesco Tristano’s Another Paradise Postlatin Remix)

Francesca Lombardo’s ‘Eye Ring’ (Dance Remixes) is out now via Echolette Records