Sol Power Sound adds a fifth release to its catalogue 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 already received outstanding feedback.
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.