RODRIGUEZ JR is one of those acts that ticks all the boxes as a hugely talented producer, DJ and live performer. As a producer, he creates fantastically intricate electronica and as live performer he puts on one hell of a show; anybody who has caught him play live will attest to his talent and passion, it’s infectious. In fact, he’s set to debut a new live set this spring and will be launching his third studio album later this year – something we’re seriously excited for. He’s also a regular on Berlin imprint MOBILEE and now he’s back with his latest release, this four track EP ‘Petropolis’.
The sweeping and warbling bass of opening track ‘Captielle’ creates an underlying sense of tension that flows throughout the track, softened by delicate melodic notes and metallic percussion. ‘Cily’ is a mellow house cut with an after hours feel to it; a track that would be perfect at sunset or sunrise with warm chords and fuzzy stabs of bass. The title track ‘Petropolis’ is my favourite track of the EP; driving percussion and menacing tones push the track forward, creating some serious dance floor energy. It’s one hell of a track. Closing things off is ‘Sulfuric State’, a bouncy track with an intricate melodic hook and squidgy bass.
Another cracking release from Rodriguez Jr and a real nice balance of tracks. We can’t wait for the album later this year.
Rodriguez Jr – Petropolis is OUT NOW on Mobilee. Stream below.