ROTTY ‘Introducing Rotty EP’

Words: AC WILSON
August 4, 2013

The man had a point, and as though to hammer this home, we have the timely arrival of his latest EP, in which he colours those words with splashes of sumptuous sonics and mellifluous moods, leading the way to where he wishes others would follow.


Actions speak louder than words, or so the saying goes. Only recently Andy Proctor, aka Stretford Dogs Club, issued a rallying call to the Deep House scene, calling on people to stop reaching for past glories when they should be trying to carve fresh, relevant ones into a future that is all but begging them to. The man had a point, and as though to hammer this home, we have the timely arrival of his latest EP, in which he colours those words with splashes of sumptuous sonics and mellifluous moods, leading the way to where he wishes others would follow.

‘Aaliyah’ cuts straight to the chase. The drums launch into a groove that will drive you straight onto the dancefloor, as gentle hints of the bass line weave their way in and out of the track. All the while, it feel as though you’ve been caught in a shower of bursting bubbles of electronic delights. This builds and teases until it glides forward and wraps you up in a deep embrace that just doesn’t let go. And nor would you want it to!

‘Yeah I Love’ is a track that is guaranteed to turn nodding heads into swinging hips in a heartbeat. It’s steady simplicity belies intricate layers of sound that are manipulated in such a way as to leave the listener constantly delighted by each twist and turn. From the opening caress of the achingly beautiful organ riff, through the insistent vocal that demands your attention, to the instantly catchy woodblock synth line that will roll around your head long after the track has finished, this one is primed for peak-time deployment.

‘Honesty’ slowly reveals itself, starting with teasing high hats and a subtle yet solid kick drum, before allowing the vocal to carry the track forward to a buoyant bass line that will seduce a strut and a sway out of even the most hesitant of dancefloors. The gentle synth pops that tumble over the beat throughout compliment it in such a way that allows the tune to off-set its seemingly serious mood with an inherent playfulness.

‘Deep In My’ is another track that will delight the dancers out there. The vocal and the piano riff are entwined within the track in such a way that they seem to play off each other, combining to deliver a ravishing refrain that is played with tantalisingly throughout. All of this sits astride a beat that somehow still manages to assert itself in the listener’s ear, even with all those wondrous electronic harmonies clamoring for your attention.

‘Yeah I Love Remix’ strips away anything that was delicate about the original and ramps it up a notch or three. The organ becomes more urgent, the vocal loses itself in stuttering stabs that roll into each other and the synths burst forth in an arresting and pronounced manner that will have the heads down and the feet stomping.


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