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Premiere: Roman Rai & Sonority: Eliah (Original Mix)

Published On 05/01/2016 | Premiere

Roman Rai & Sonority both live in the Czech capital and have been working solo for years. They have put out their wares on labels like Traum and Beef records, System and Cr2 and share a passion for dreamy sounds and groovy basslines that is showcased here in all its glory.

Roman Rai has been a major player on Czech underground house scene since 90’s with residencies in Pragues top underground clubs. He’s released more than 100 tracks on many labels such as Cr2 Records, City Life, Tokyo Red Recordings, Solstice, Tretmuehle and more, while remixing the likes of Danny Howells, Shades Of Gray, Deep Forest, Ricky Ryan, Moonbeam, Arco (amongst others).

Sonority is the operational alias for an electronic music producer and live & DJ performer Jan Hanak. Sonority’s music is a mixture of styles ranging from techno, house and IDM to experimental electronic music. His tracks and remixes have been released on a variety of labels (TRAUM Schallplatten, Liquid Rec, System Rec, VIM, Rune) and he often performs at well-known Czech festivals (Open Air Festival, Let It Roll, SoundFeer) as well as at international ones like Wilsonic, Electronic Beats and Springfestival.

Today’s premiere is the title track of the duos latest EP “Eliah”. It is a steamy affair with loose drum fills and scattered hits spread out over super deep and sonorous rubber kicks. There is a soul infused, late night romance to the track that is reminiscent of classic Chicago artists like Ron Trent, and the lush pads and cooing vocals only add to that. Perfectly loose and far ranging, it is an effortless, authentic and intoxicating track.

“Eliah” is available 12 January on Deepwave Records

Soundcloud – Roman Rai Soundcloud – Sonority

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Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform IndieNYC.com, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.