Roberto’s work has recently been making a buzz with well received music on Jamie Anderson’s Artform label as well as Affin records. Both EP’s have seen “support from Ben Klock, Jonas Kopp, Samuli Kempi, Lauren Garnier, Slam, Edit Select, DVS1, Echologist, Terry Francis, and Timo Mass to name a few.” This week’s episode of D-Node gives Roberto a chance to flex his UK interpretation of “techno [and] deep house…with an emphasis on the Detroit-based groove” for the Droid Audience. Deep up.
Roberto – Logical Progression (Steve Rachmad Remix) – Artform
The original of this was the lead track from my debut Ep on Jamie Anderson’s Artform label. As the name suggests, the track represents me taking my production skills to the next level. Me and Jamie thought it would be perfect for remixing and when he asked who I would like to do the remix, my first choice was Steve Rachmad. Steve has been a major inspiration for me, his productions are always second to none and he always delivers when he takes to the decks too! When Steve agreed to the do the remix I was over the moon. We were expecting one version, but when he came up with 3 bombs we were blown away! This is the main remix from him which is a nod back to Steve’s classic Detroit sound. The whole package is out now and features other remixes by Dutch legend Jerome Krom and Artform boss Jamie Anderson himself. The support for the whole package has been unbelievable with everyone from Ben Klock to Loco Dice and Riva Starr playing it.
Roberto – The Land of the Midnight Sun (Samuel L Session Remix) – Affin
The original of this track features big chunky chords and some groovy classic drum machine percussion. Samuel L Session has reworked this into an absolute beast of a tune! I met Samuel a couple of years ago in London when he performed live at Fabric and we stayed in contact ever since. His signature style is instantly recognizable and is no exception here. Watch out for this forthcoming on Affin Recs later in the year
JuJu & Jordash – Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood Sci-Fi Mix) – Dekmantel
Classic Robert Hood remix which always smashes it on the dance floor. This is one of my favorite Hood tracks which has a very ‘analogue’ feel. I am a huge fan of Robert Hood, he has always stuck to his guns and pushed a sound which is true to him. Respect the Hood!
Roberto – Electronic University – Outland
One of the tracks taken from my recent Airwolf Ep on Outland recs. I am very proud to release on Outland as there is so much history surrounding the label. It was one of the first record shops in Amsterdam to push techno many years ago. When I heard the track was picked up Shinedoe who has been pushing it in her dj sets recently, I was completely blown away. The track represents what I am all about, rolling techno drums with dreamy chords, perfect for listening at home or shaking your hips to on the dancefloor.
Sterac AKA Steve Rachmad – Sinosphere- SINO
One of my favorite Rachmad tracks which was released on SINO. It’s a perfect track for either breaking up or ending a set with. I love the classic percussion and epic pads on it. Still sounds great today!
01. Roberto – Logical Progression (Steve Rachmad Remix) – Artform
02. Lee J Malcolm – Oh Yeah (Ben Sims ‘Sims Rolling Dub’ Remix) – EPM
03. Sigha – HF029A1 – Sigha ep – Hotflush
04. Roberto – Pantomime Horse – Affin
05. Franco Cinelli – Patterm 01 – Esperanza
06. Junior Boys – Work (Marcel Dettmann Remix) – White Label
07. Roberto – The Land of the Midnight Sun (Samuel L Session Remix) – Affin
08. Scorp – Atomitron – Scorp 01
08. Dean & Deluca – Chapter 1 – M-Plant
10. Scorp – New Energy – Scorp 04
11. JuJu & Jordash – Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood Sci-Fi Mix) – Dekmantel
12. Roberto – Electronic University – Outland
13. Sterac AKA Steve Rachmad – Sinosphere- SINO