Rondenion

“Tokyo Story Ep”

STILLM014 scanZoom inLabelStill Music
Cat. No.STILLM014
FormatEXCL12"
Orders fromMon, 25 Sep 2006
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Review

Discovered by Still Music, Hirofumi Goto AKA Rondenion has been causing some serious waves since BLUE RHODES DANCES, his first release for us.It was played and hyped by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Mr Scruff, Michael Reinboth, Mads Matts (Machine Doll was an anthem at the Raw Fusion party in Sweden), Jimpster, Straight No Chaser and many others.Well, here is the second serving from our man from Tokyo, announcing his first album to be released on Still Music next year. Heavy is the word for the first track on this stunning EP. In a precise beatdown house mood crossing over with funky hip hop, NECESSARY ONE FOR ME is a dancefloor killer, the bassline is loud and the beat intense. As Adam from Giant Step puts it: ” Reminiscent of Pal Joey and Kenny Dope era cut n’ paste productions", Nough’ said!A2 sees RONDENION dropping a 7 minutes plus journey into funk, jazz and soul. Another one that will bring us straight to the sound of KDJ, Theo Parrish and the 3 Chairs. Still with a killer house beat, AGING NEW STYLE is hypnotic, the vocal riffs, the organ sound paired with the funkiest harpsichord are essential for this demonstration in groove.On B1,RONDENION pushes the envelope forward with a jazz infused joint. TOKYO STORY starts with a truly insane vibraphone hook that brings so much swing into this house cut lifted by a deep jazz guitar riff. Another one for the Detroit heads.Finally, Hirofumi closes this groundbreaking EP with OUTER WORLD. Definitely “a propos", this tune brings back the sound of hip hop together for another round Tokyo style. Defintely for the future B Boys out there. Catch the piano riff! EXCLUDED TERRITORY:USA!!!!

STILLM014 in the media

AME (Innervisions): “very good record with that clasic detroit house touch!”

Andy scruff / Mr Scruff: “really like the rondenion,”

charles webster / Miso Rcds: “Freekin' love the 'necessary one 4 me' track....gonna play and chart top 3 !....all tracks on e.p really godd...very kdj style...but hey...what's not 2 like !.”

Christian Pronovost Lost Heroe: “Beyond the inevitable comparaison with Kenny Dixon/ Moodyman & Theo Parrish, Rondenion reinterpret his own version/vision of the raw lazy downbeat sound with a variation of similar influences from: Jazz, Gospel & Disco. 4 solid/strong productions that will find the fans of the previous mentionned influences/artist begging for more!! Personal fave track : " AGING NEW STYLE" a retro raw 90's chicago moodyman soulf funk infused house track!! ”

Christian Pronovost Lost Heroe: “Beyond the inevitable comparaison with Kenny Dixon/ Moodyman & Theo Parrish, Rondenion reinterpret his own version/vision of the raw lazy downbeat sound with a variation of similar influences from: Jazz, Gospel & Disco. 4 solid/strong productions that will find the fans of the previous mentionned influences/artist begging for more!! Personal fave track : " AGING NEW STYLE" a retro raw 90's chicago moodyman soulf funk infused house track!! ”

DE:BUG (GER): “Rating:*****”

De:Bug (GER): “Eine der außergwöhnlichsten Houseplatten des Monats, weil die Grooves so brachial stompen und dazu aber immer wieder süßliche Melodien in eigenwilligen Stakkatos und gebrochener Sampleästhetik ihre Kreise ziehen, wie bei dem Opener "Necessary One For Me". Perfekte Platte um sie zusammen mit der neuen Lady B zu einem kleinen Moment des Discoinfernos zusammenzubraten in dem auf alles was Neo wäre und alles was Filter oder Glitter ist, verzichtet wird und nur das Pulsieren der Bassbins gilt. ”

Dirk Rumpf: “Rondenion tracks are solid! all tunes are very nice and will be played out.”

Fabrice Lig / Fcom: “a classy e.p. Totaly into the Moodyman & 3 chairs vibe. Its soulful and get really special vibes. All the tracks are good. Love it !”

Groove Magazin (GER): “Der Japaner Hirofumi Goto aka Rondenion scheint sich musikalisch von seiner Heimat nicht sonderlich inspiriert zu fühlen. Im Gegensatz zum Titel spürt man auf seiner Tokyo Story EP eher Einflüsse aus Detroit, die auch schon auf seiner Debut 12“ „Blue Rhodes Dances“ zu hören waren. Loop basierte Tracks im House Tempo, die mit allerlei dreckigen Jazz, Funk und Soul Samples gespickt sind und so ziemlich roh und ungeschliffen am charmantesten wirken. Nicht nur Freunde von Kenny Dixon Jr., Pal Joey oder Kid Sublime sollten hier mal die Ohren öffnen.”

John / Winding Road Records: “For the Rondenion I like the 'Aging New Style' track. Very Moodymann. Will play 4 sure. Also feeling 'Necessary One For Me'. Dark, dirty and endearing. Wicked underwater beats on 'Outer World' too. Nice crazy vibe. Sounds like monsters playing furry instruments. Good shit!”

Justin / Electric Chair: “ this is proper Electric Chair sleaziness. Aging New Style and Tokyo Story are really gonna flip'em in our dirty little basement.”

Laurent Garnier: “The Rondenion is deep as hell ,i will play that everywhere Again some great stuff on Still Full support from me A bientot Laurent Garnier ”

Michael Rutten / Soulsearching: “simple as that for the Rondenion 12inch...as i am a long time fan of theo parrish & the more early moodyman production i do have to love the music by the tokyo equivalent producer. very cool and soulful, one for the soulsearching box! all 4 tunes, especially "outer world".”

Robert Strauss / Freerange / Y: “Really feeling Rodenion's Aging Newstyle. Pure Alpha-Ghetto-Boogie! Still Music - always down with the nitty and the gritty...”

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