Total Black

Artist Rogue D & Memoryman
Release date 23 Aug 2019
Label Rebellion
Catalogue CRM222

Tracklist

  1. Local Fiction
  2. Black Power
  3. Late Night
  4. Tomorrow

After last year’s incredible ​Chains EP​, that featured a stunning remix from Hot Creations mainstay Patrick Topping, Rogue D teams up with long term partner Memoryman (AKA Uovo) to produce the outstanding ​Total Black EP.​

“Knowing that Damian is a great lover of music in many of its facets, we made four different tracks with different combinations. But each track has a common sound, that searches for mediation between new and old.”​ Rogue D.

The EP begins with ​Local Fiction.​ Pulsing undertones converge on a reverberating call, as violin synths are swiftly brought in and out to form an eerie yet similarly jovial number. ​Black Power​ comes next. A dubby, rolling cut that leans itself towards the minimal side of things, a subtle bassline chugs along before a wholesome kick provides the perfect dancefloor rhythm. Third up is ​Late Night​. An upbeat disco-like jam, warm keys combine with whistling hats to create the perfect summer hit. Rounding off the EP is ​Tomorrow.​ Another minimal house take, the soft ringing of a bell runs throughout, as the plucking of a guitar string sound flickers in and out.

Rogue D ​has carved out an impressive path in the house and techno soundscape. As a solo artist, he is quickly becoming one of the scene’s most talked about producers, with his tracks finding a home on Snatch! Records and Defected, whilst his collaborator, ​Memoryman (AKA Uovo)​, has been equally successful. As one half of renowned duo Pastaboys, Memoryman teamed up with Yoruba Records frontman Osunlade on 2014’s ​Rebirth​, with the ​Deep Musique​ single later being remixed by Keinemusik affiliate Rampa, before producing the standout ​Kolo Kolo ​EP on Crosstown Rebels in 2018.