French visionary Rodriguez Jr. makes a return to Anjunadeep with his debut original release on the label: ‘Phoenix and Amargosa’.
“From kids playing drums in a forgotten district of Cape Town, to a drunk truck driver met in a haunted hotel of Death Valley, this EP is a snapshot made of colorful memories collected on the road; a patchwork of sounds I would like to share with you.” Rodriguez Jr.
Real name Olivier Mateu, Rodriguez Jr. has become synonymous with deep driving house and untamed melodic creativity. Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Stockhausen, LFO, Carl Craig, Eric Satie, and Kraftwerk, Mateu’s unique style has prompted releases on Mobilee, Systematic, and Watergate Records, and over 130 releases in the Beatport Top 100. His remix of Eli & Fur’s ‘Night Blooming Jasmine’ saw huge industry support from the likes of Tiesto, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, and Jason Bentley.
‘Phoenix / Amargosa’ sees Rodriguez Jr.’s characteristic swirling analogue synths thread through dark arrangements of groove-heavy basslines and thumping drums.
Rodriguez Jr. – Phoenix / Amargosa. Released on 16th August 2019 on Anjunadeep Stream