Release Date: Q2 2021
Born in Chicago but raised in Detroit, The Living Legend Alton Miller joins Roots Underground for his eighth vinyl release, and he does it in the usual stylish way that has always distinguished him in his nearly 30-years career.
From the Future is an EP composed of 3 tracks denoted by arrangements decidedly more electronic than its latest productions. It opens with Crossing (A), an irresistible club tool of over 9 minutes with a 'deep & techy' atmosphere and poisonous breaks that leads us on a warm and hypnotic trip immediately showing us the most dancefloor and synthetic side of this prolific Afro-american producer.
The B Side starts with The World needs Love (B1). Spiritual house music, ethereal keyboards, impending arpeggios and a vocal sample that adds a certain emotion to the track, in addition to naming it: 8 minutes of pure Miller’s style.
Brooklyn (B2) closes the B side with its rhythm full of latin percussions and sounds that remind to early NYC house music, without being nostalgic and making that same feeling relevant to the current scene.
The graphic design of this EP is consistent with the new style of the label, opened with Lorenzo Morresi's EP (RU007V), and this time it features the suggestive Greenstone (Chrolastrolite) of the State of Michigan.
a1. Alton Miller - Crossing
b1. Alton Miller - The Worlds Need Love
b2. Alton Miller - Brooklyn
Release Date: October 2021
Three years after Uno EP, Rico Herrera returns on Roots Underground launching a new series of 7" releases called Excursions, produced by Herrera himself and made special by collaborations with other artists from the Italian and international scene.
On this first volume we find the wonderful voice of Jane Hamilton, Scottish singer already known for some of her collaborations released on Sonar Kollektiv and on the legendary Theo Parrish' Sound Signature and Filippo Guerrieri, multi-instrumentalist, already present on the previous Uno ep, on keyboards (Rhodes Digital Piano).
The result of this trio of wonders is Favourite Dream (A side), elegant Soulful House track characterized by hard-hitting Latin percussion, deep jazz chords, as well as the sparkling voice of Hamilton, which give the track a special brilliance and harmony as well as a sure grip on the most sophisticated dancefloors.
I Love my Pork Pie Hat (B side) is the title of the incredible jazz-flavored track that completes this first volume of the series where we find another old friend of R.U., Lorenzo Morresi, who brings his guitar on this vibrant Rico' beat, full of percussion, for a result that will warm the hearts of all lovers of the most authentic and genuine New York Garage sound.
Excursions with this first volume promises to be a cult series, which will surely make all collectors and all the real "House Heads" out there lick their lips.
a1. Favourite Dream
b1. I Love My Pork Pie Hat