Techno and Progressive House are not the easiest bed partners when it comes to courageous club amalgamations. Terahn born and Sydney-based studio wizard Rodskeez knows this well, but has truly flourished amid the creative realms of these two genres all the same. Thus, his desertion of comfortable home-from-home Vapour Recordings to set up shop with Mesmeric makes for a brave turn to the innovative producer.
Suburban Dream successfully pits the ambience of latter-age Bedrock offerings alongside the haunting melodic bliss to which we can formally attribute to being a developing speciality of the forward thinking producer. In stern yet hypnotic movements, its straddling of genre boundaries is satisfying and reassuringly timeless, bridging the gap between the two genres with stern aural opulence.
But chasing firmly behind the leading lady of this promising EP, 22 Dollar Chorus is the champion of this amalgamative package of refine floor fuel. In delicate spurts of key work, its heavy-set bass line and building ambient swells are certainly music to the ears of a time in which little fuel for thought is emerging from the industry.
He who said an artist cannot have it all clearly didn’t see this diverse Electronic contender on the horizon, but with the likes of Hernan Cattaneo already lavishing in this inaugural gem, the stage is set for further exuberant creative sprees from this multi-faceted studio talent.
Suburban Dream EP is out now on Mesmeric via Beatport.