DJ Rashad Rollin EP

DJ Rashad comes out swinging with his inaugural EP for UK tastemaker label Hyperdub by crafting some fantastic footwork on the Rollin’ EP; four tracks of soulful 80 bpm bliss spread across 2×12”s and playing at 45 rpm.

The title track “Rollin” kicks off the album quickly by heading straight for the club and asking, “got the molly?” while “Let It Go” picks up the pace of the drums, but cools off on the melody with synths that longingly float across the track and tug at you with pleading vocals.

Drums Please” featuring DJ Manny is the only instrumental on the album and is a 5 ½ minute exercise in drum programming and Minimoog-inspired synth work reminiscent of Fred Wesley & the JB’s classic record, “Blow Your Head.” DJ Spinn rounds out the album on co-production with the late night lament of “Broken Heart,” which is really the last thing you want to be singing about as the club clears out, but despite the somber sample, the song has a really uplifting and empowering quality.

Listen to “Let It Go” here.  The Rollin’ EP  is available digitally via Beatport.  You can purchase the 2×12″ from Boomkat or Phonica.

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