Israel’s latest offering to the electronic music scene…
Rosenhaft, hailing from Israel, has been on the Bigger Deer radar for some time now, for his smooth yet raw production style that seems to focus on both the old and the new.
His debut release on the Bigger Deer imprint, “Be Cruel EP”, is a four track release, which demonstrates Rosenhaft’s love for the old, classic Tech-House sound and his vision for the new, cutting edge sound. His productions skills, divided between the two eras, fit extremely well into both.
“Be Cruel” draws on the classic Tech-House rhythm and swing style, maintaining a strong presence with a deep and powerful beat. It’s the ideal piece of music to warm up any set, providing an uplifting sense of movement with its perfectly engineered swinging hats and the occasional futuristic background sounds. This is Tech-House at its all time best.
“Foxy Grey” starts with a deep strolling bass that leads the way into the depths of Rosenhaft’s world, where we are met by casual stabs running alongside some freaky echo effects. The remarkable thing about “Foxy Grey” is that Rosenhaft has engineered it in such a way that it travels a deep hypnotic journey, transmitting an eerily positive vibe that evokes movement, unknowingly. Maybe it’s because of the continuous loop that is layered throughout the track, or maybe it’s because of the deep background percussion and it’s far from complicated pattern. Whatever the combination, it’s all working together, seamlessly.
“Wax 4.6″ is Rosenhaft’s softer addition to the “Be Cruel EP”, providing a stable beat married up with, what sounds like, a jittering loop of an organ that seems almost organic. This sound alone gives the tracks its ‘soft’ feel, which will also have you mesmerised into a pleasant state of mind. About halfway through, “Wax 4.6″ is left in a moment of still motion as it introduces the rising of a very simple synth pattern, before re-parting with a slightly more energised attitude. The introduction of this two note pattern, surprisingly lifts the atmosphere and positive feeling a notch higher, which is amplified by the fine blend of industrial sounds and well placed claps.
“November 46th” harps back to a similar path as “Be Cruel”, only it strives to delve into the quirky, funked up side of Tech-House. It still drives deep, sticking to Rosenhaft’s opening statement (“Be Cruel”), but involves an organ pattern that seems to have been reworked in places, sounding stretched out and reversed in its attack and release. Vocal cuts layered over the organ and the infectiously swinging beat only adds to the funky groove of “November 46th”.
Release Date: 21st November 2011
Rosenhaft – Be Cruel EP /// Bigger Deer Recordings