Multi-talented German producer Roosevelt follows his previous two studio albums with the release of his new Polydans LP, which arrives courtesy of City Slang and Greco-Roman (who between them have released music from Caribou, Joe Goddard, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Gold Panda). According to the City Slang website, the album comes as Roosevelt aims to get back to his musical roots, and the passion for music that saw him find success in the first place, and while the
album is excellent in some places and not quite as strong in others, you definitely notice the absence of any obvious desire for commercial success. In terms of sound, it comes as a bit of a tribute to 80’s synth music, with hints of disco, indie dance and electro present throughout. With the inclusion of tracks like Forget, and Echoes, he keeps the dancefloor at close distance, while the likes of Strangers and Feels Right feel a little bit more radio-friendly. Below you can find some of our suggested starting points for Polydans, as well as previous albums from Roosevelt and a couple of similar albums that we also recommend checking out.
Where to start:
Strangers – Calming top lines sit amongst filtered basslines and punchy drums
Forget – Rhythmic and bouncy bass melodies dominate on this one
Echoes – A deeply rooted and well balanced low end takes centre stage here
Previous from Roosevelt:
Roosevelt LP (2016, Greco-Roman)
Young Romance LP (2019, Greco-Roman)
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Roosevelt – Polydans is out now on City Slang / Greco-Roman.