Rossi. - Checkpoint
LOCUS - LCS006
Rising talent Rossi. returns to new FUSE imprint LOCUS as he delivers his full EP on the label, ‘Checkpoint.’.
One of the UK’s most hotly-tipped rising names within house and minimal, bubbling London-based DJ and producer Rossi. continues to grow and impress as an artist to watch with releases via the likes of Eastenderz, Tamango and META, and sets across leading institutions such as fabric, Warehouse Project, After Caposile and Watergate. Having originally made his debut on the label in August to remix Politics Of Dancing’s stand-out ‘Machines’, late-November now welcomes the release of his ‘Checkpoint.’ EP on LOCUS as he serves up four fresh productions from across the house sphere fuelled by his trademark, slinking sound.
Lead cut ‘In Village’ introduces a familiar soundscape for those accustomed with the UK talent’s catalogue as he goes to work combining skipping hats and bubbling bass pattern alongside breaks-infused drum arrangements and infectious sample interjections to deliver an up-front opener, whilst ‘For A Change’ introduces hazy chords and driving low-ends to the mix in impressive fashion. The B-side welcomes the arrival of ‘Orange Sky’, a classy effort led by organic percussion grooves, off-kilter samples and tripped out vocals, before closing via the snaking grooves and sci-fi electronics of the energetic ‘Pazzo’.