Here we go with a super dope release, one of our personal favorite artists, Rodg teams up with another Dutch talent, Roovel to deliver “Fast Lane” on Statement!
Let’s see what they say about it:
RODG: “After being friends for a while and sharing interest in music we decided to do a record together… Roovel has been touring with me a couple of times and we found out we have the same interest in music so doing a record together was nothing more than a natural follow up on that. With Fast Lane as the result. The title “Fast Lane” came up after touring to a couple of places in a high pace, we really had the feeling being in the “Fast Lane” going in and out of hotels and on and off planes”.
ROOVEL: “‘Fast Lane’ for me is starting this year with a bang! It’s an inspiring collaboration between two friends and with a real dancefloor filler as end result.”
Showing the leap-and-bounds growth of the Rodg empire, ‘Fast Lane’ marks a marvelous team-up between the rare-breed Dutchman and fellow-countryman Roovel. Spiked with racing arpeggios and soaring lead synths, this mixture of two remarkable signature sounds could very well become their shortcut to the top.
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In a world jam-packed with one-hit wonders, extremely consistent producers of dance music have always been sought-after. And that makes Rodg one of the rare-breed. The humble Dutchman is one of the best kept Armada Music secrets, delivering top-notch releases on a regular basis.
An impressive string of features on various Armada compilations proved to be the stepping stone for Rodg, renowned for a sound that sticks out. Since, he has put out a slew of genre-defying cuts, changing the game entirely through massive collaborations and solid remixes for artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Solid Stone, Cosmic Gate and Ruben de Ronde.
Thanks to extensive support from a gamut of top-tier performers (e.g. Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Max Graham, Markus Schulz, and Ruben de Ronde), Rodg has been getting the recognition he deserves, even touted “One of the best producers of 2016” by Armin van Buuren. Seeing his in-studio diligence pay off, Rodg released his debut album in mid-2016 and grabbed early support from Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery and Above & Beyond, all the while riding the US airwaves with title track ‘High On Life’, which accumulated over one-and-a-half million streams on Spotify.
But the story doesn’t stop there. After countless collaborations with long-time friend and production partner Ruben de Ronde, on comes a collaborative effort that drops jaws and pushes their sound onto an even higher level. With their joint album called ‘Togetherr’, Rodg and Ruben de Ronde drop a body of work so sensational it not only serves as a testament to their consistent high-quality output, but also spotlights a synergy that knows no equal.
On the live front, the Rodg sound has become inseparable from Armin van Buuren’s live sets and the Dutchman himself has since brandished his own sonic blend at A State Of Trance shows in Utrecht, Ibiza, and Mexico, Armada Nights, and various other unforgettable shows. He is the workhorse of the Armada family and a mainstay on countless worldwide Dance compilations. He is the present and the future of Electronic Dance Music, yet seemingly always underrated. He is Rodg.
Hailing from a small city near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Roovel is staking his claim as one of the most exciting prospects in the electronic music game. Before venturing beyond his role as a behind-the-scenes producer, he composed audio for some of dance music’s hottest brands and crafted up the anthems for respectively Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (‘Skylights’) and The Flying Dutch 2016 (his remix of ‘Limitless’ (feat. Rupert Blackman)), reaching an audience of millions strong with his severely infectious signature sounds. Starting 2018 with a bang, Roovel comes fresh from pairing up with Rodg for Statement! smash ‘Fast Lane’ and is gearing up to unleash more top-shelf records across this year and the next.