John Rolodex - Illuminati of the Deep - Volume One [Ltd Edition 12" Pale Glow Vinyl]
Release Date: 13th October 2017
Having recently completed our nine part Project Mohawk series, Broken Audio return with a new release concept that once again raises the bar; both in terms of quality beats and the physical format they arrive on.
John Rolodex is not a new name to drum & bass headz. A time served pioneer of the Canadian D&B scene, his music has already featured on a slew of quality labels, such as Metalheadz, Hospital, V Recordings, Dread, Tech Itch and his own excellent Machinist imprint to name but a few. A producer that’s not afraid to cut his own path rather than following the conventions of others, he steps up for his debut release on Broken Audio with two tracks aimed squarely at the dance floor.
Leading off we have ‘Oil Drum’. Like an 808 driven monster rising from the depths, Rolodex serves up one of those left of centre tunes you’ll often hear around 3am in a club that leaves you thinking ‘what the f*ck’..!? Honed with a background of near techno militancy and industrialism, it’s a stand out track for those seeking a fresh angle to move a crowd.
Hot on the flip is ‘Pixel Demon’. Almost a tribute to a bygone skill, Rolodex serves up his take on the classic bassline roller; sub laden, crisp breaks, full of energy, but all delivered with that trademark grit that marks it out as a track by an innovator rather than an imitator.
This is the first release in our new Illuminati series. Each comes with a limited edition & stickered 12" pale glow fluorescent vinyl, translucent by day, an eerie glowing white by night. A download card is also included with each EP purchase, providing free access to the full digital release once it goes live two weeks later.
With extensive and diverse support from across the scene, including the likes of DJ Krust and Sinistarr hailing this as one of Rolodex’s finest EP’s to date; it’s more than a fitting start to our latest musical journey.
a1. Oil Drum
b1. Pixel Demon