Various Artists - Not Ordinary Sampler 2018
15 / January / 2018
Hector Couto’s Roush kicks off 2018 with a fresh new VA sampler entitled ‘Not Ordinary’, with contributions from label favourites Javi Bora & Javi Lopez and Arado alongside the likes of Raffa Fl, Apollo84, Andre Salmon and more.
Having welcomed the likes of DJ W!ld, Steve Lawler, Chris Carrier, Cuartero and Julian Sandre to the label in 2017 alone, Hector Couto’s Roush imprint continues to be a firm favourite for many of industries biggest names. Now an annual tradition, here we see the label introduce the latest offering in their Various Artist sampler series, with a selection of label favourites and new names combining to deliver the imprints ‘Not Ordinary Sampler 2018’.
Javi Bora & Javi Lopez’s ‘Fucking Hammer’ sets the tone from the off and sees the duo lay shimmering hats over a smooth yet driving bassline, before Arado’s ‘Black Pepper’ skillfully fuses skipping percussion with a selection of resonant chords. UK talent Apollo84’s ‘El Coca’ soon raises the tempo with it’s up front aesthetic and energetic snare rolls, before Monello’s ‘It’s Called House’ strips things back, utilising a well worked 303-influenced groove.
Next up, Raffa FL & Riccardo De Polo rain down thundering kicks throughout ‘Fire’, with Freedom B’s ‘Looking for Romance’ and Rui-Z’s ‘Read Me’ both incorporating infectious vocals amongst energetic, driven productions.
Alvin Kyer’s ‘Lies A Bit’ sees the German talent combine swirling sirens and crisp drum licks to form a terrace anthem set to keep crowds moving all year long, whilst Ugur Project’s ‘Freaks Like Us’ uses well worked organic percussion patterns and hypnotic filtered vocals. Last up, Andre Salmon’s ‘Math and Candy’ raises the tempo one last time as the Ecuarodian blends a medley of toms, snares and claps to punctuate the release in style.
Roush’s ‘Not Ordinary Sampler 2018’ drops on 15th January 2018.