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Rising Tides

by Aroop Roy

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Sol Power Sound adds a fifth release to its catalog with ‘Rising Tides,’ a blazing EP from London producer, Aroop Roy.

Aroop has delivered a string of hit records on Gamm, Basic Fingers, House of Disco, and Kampana, and is a welcome addition to the growing Sol Power Sound family.

On ‘Rising Tides’, he offers two stunning visions of global house music which have received outstanding feedback:

Atjazz - "Aroop Roy always delivers quality, consistency & just excellent music!... Love this"
Soul Clap - “Musical dopeness from my man of the moment...Mr. Roy”
Karizma “I’m really feeling Tembandumba The Club mix...Its Dope!”
DJ Spinna “A sure shot fire starter. Spirits will be evoked on the global dance floor for certain!”
Rainer Trueby “Loving the Vocal Mix of ‘Tembandumba’, so uplifting, full support from Mr. Trueby”
Nickodemus - “My man, this is beautiful!!”
Lay Far - "Aroop is on fire! This latest Ep is just another proof"
IG Culture - “Aroop Roy doin it big on a latin flex”
Kiko Navarro - “Love this!”
Jose Marquez - “Hot hot hot!”
Lee Bright (BBE) - "Amazing"
Carlos Mena - “ I’m all over this. Super dope!”
Kev Beadle - “Seriously Good!”
Alex Barck (Jazzanova) - “This is perfect. Will play this often”
Ezel “Excellent and vibrant jam for the dancefloor from Aroop. The musical tides are surely raising”

The EP begins with ‘Tembandumba’, an epic and spiritual tribal dance (and fully licensed) reinterpretation of a Totó la Momposina classic. This journey of shifting rhythms, evolving filters, layered synths, and visceral percussion gradually builds into a fiery climax. The ‘vocal mix’ builds more patiently and is a natural opener, while the ‘club mix’ is arranged to mix perfectly into the peak time of any set.

‘Abale’ features Malawian vocalist Gasper Nali, who gained worldwide attention in 2015 performing ‘Abale Ndikuwuzeni’ with his hand-made Babatoni instrument. Gasper’s heart-felt vocals tell the story of how life has changed in his homeland. Aroop’s synth soundscape starts dissonant, dark, and tense but opens up into euphoric analog bliss. A perfect selection as the early morning sun peeks over the horizon.

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released July 4, 2017

Tracks 1 and 3 contain portions of 'Tembandumba' as performed by Totó la Momposina. Used by permission of Astar Artes. All rights reserved.

Track 2 contains portions of 'Abale Ndikuwuzeni' as performed by Gasper Nali. Used by permission of Spare Dog Records. All rights reserved.

Mastered by Atjazz.

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Aroop Roy London, UK

Aroop Roy is a London-based DJ, producer and label head, who blends together the electronic edge of House, Disco and broken beat with the soulful sounds of Afro, Latin, Funk and Jazz.

Aroop's productions have been supported by tastemakers from diverse scenes and generations including Gilles Peterson, Hunee, Antal, Optimo, Detroit Swindle, Karizma, Joey Negro, Atjazz, Francois K, Soul Clap.
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