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We're celebrating the new release on Variance from our close friend Rico Casazza, which features a remix from our resident Rommek & from Variance boss, Scenedrone. Support on the night comes from Dublin's own Dylan Stephenson.
Rommek (Blueprint, Loose Lips)
Rico Casazza [live] (Variance, Loose Lips)
Dylan Stephenson (RPM Series, TMMR)
As a recently emerging artist, Rommek has shown promising developments in his own sound, as well as carving his way into the current techno scene. His extensive interest in sound design is embedded within the atmospheric, dark and textured tracks he produces. The London based producer released his debut 'Thought Patterns EP' on Weekend Circuit. This helped to establish his position on the map. Since then, various releases on Sonntag Morgen, Dyad and ARTS have proven his wide appeal through the combination of the energetic, gritty UK sound combined with deep and transcendental aspects.
In 2016 Rommek joined the iconic Blueprint Records, with his debut 'Moth Hole’ EP and also contributed to the 20 years ‘Structures and Solutions’ compilation. From this he has gained support from the likes of Rødhad, Ben Sims, Inigo Kennedy, Shifted, Luke Slater, The Black Dog and many more.
Whilst being a resident for the promoters Dazed and Confuzed and Loose Lips, plus part of the Urbanum booking agency, Rommek can be often found DJing across Europe and beyond.
Rico Casazza is a talented and diverse electronic musician, based in London. Having produced music for over 10 years, he has established a solid musical identity, based around his live performance and beautifully crafted tracks, with releases on labels such as Soma, Archipel, Plastic City, Wiggle, Wavetech, and now Variance.
Whether ambience, house, electro, techno or IDM, his music shares a moody and melancholic quality. Successions of complex sampling tend to weave their way through tripped out and crunchy rhythms, whilst still keeping their melodic quality. This theme remains even in his aliases, with ‘Raw Axe’, whose debut album on Bonzai Records focused more on rock-influenced pop and trip hop, and with ‘Bonasforsa’, a duo focusing on on jazzy, downtempo breaks.
This maturity owes itself largely to a great understanding of music technology, composition, sound design and mixing. Outside of his personal projects, Rico works as an Ableton Live teacher. In his live sets, Rico performs his own music using the Ableton Live sequencer, accompanied by some external hardware synthesizers. Having toured various live sets across Europe and South America, in places such as Fabric, AKA, Village Underground, Palac Akropolis and Ecuador’s Secret Garden, his live performances have gathered a huge amount of experience.
As a teacher, live performer and producer, Rico has shown his incredible talent and hard-working ethic.
DJ/Producer Dylan Stephenson is a resident with The Family Tree in Dublin, supporting acts like Endlec, SNTS, Manni Dee and Ritzi Lee. As well as being the man behind RPM Series, Dylan has a very well recieved release on TMM records, and has been making his rounds and building a name on the Dublin circuit for the last number of years.