RROTIK //Brazil | Friday, July 13, 2018
Price: $10 Advance
In a matter of a little more than two short years, rrotik, née Eduardo Nascimento, has rapidly ascended through the ranks to become one of the fastest-rising, hottest acts in the global electronic scene. Hailing from southeastern Brazil, the budding producer/DJ is making his mark worldwide on the strength of his diverse, wide-ranging sound and eclectic tastes, which traverse the house, tech house, techno and bass house genres and beyond. His original productions and in-demand remixes ooze with a trademark style and genuine originality that are shaped by his unique take on club music and dancefloor burners, from G-house stompers all the way through to deep and dark warehouse cuts.
After departing the group Dirtyloud to carve his own sonic path as a solo artist, he’s since refined his sound and has returned to form with a clearer vision and a heavier focus on techno, house and low-end thumps. As a result, he has become one of the pioneering figures in Brazil’s burgeoning low bass scene, which mixes funky, bass-centric styles like G-house, UK garage and house with wobbly basslines and charismatic vocals.
Today, rrotik flexes a style and sound built entirely on versatility and innovation, a powerful combination that’s simultaneously refreshing and revolutionary yet still elastic enough to fill clubs, dancefloors, warehouses and festivals across the world. Already, rrotik claims an extensive, and still-growing, discography that comprises original tracks as well as the Want U Bad EP (Robot Records, May 2015); collaborations with Lliam Taylor (“Bounce Back”), Volac (“Nimble Like Jack”) Felix (“Boom, Boom, Boom”), Latroit (“Get Up Everybody!”); and official remixes for Destructo (“Renegade”), Treasure Fingers & BOSCO (“MYNE”), and Chris Lake & Anna Lunoe (“Stomper”). His music has also released with the top independent imprints and major record labels in electronic music and elsewhere including Armada Music, Fool’s Gold, Dim Mak, Mad Decent, Insomniac, Sony, Ultra Music, Warner and others.
It’s all the same reason why rrotik lays claim to an extensive roster of who’s who supporters in the production and DJ world including David Guetta, Oliver Heldens, Maximono, AC Slater, Afrojack, Claude VonStroke, REZZ and prodigy Martin Garrix, who has included rrotik’s tracks on his radio show and Spotify playlists numerous times. rrotik has also garnered widespread coverage from key media outlets like DJMag, Magnetic, Earmilk, Big Shot, Nest HQ, Four Over Four (Jukely) and Dancing Astronaut, who dubbed him “a talent to watch.” In the radio world, he’s attained unanimous support and spins via numerous prominent stations and on-air personalities including BBC Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale, Danny Howard and none other than Pete Tong himself. On the live front, rrotik has toured the globe on a string of shows and tours and has manned the decks at some of the top clubs, venues and festivals including a high-profile performance at Shambhala Music Festival 2017. In 2018, as well as touring Australia and New Zealand rrotik has played on the revered Holy Ship! electronic music cruise and at California’s premiere electronic music festival Beyond Wonderland. He will shortly announce a tour across Canada later this year.
With all the key players and partners in electronic music on deck, rrotik is now on his way to the frontlines of the global scene—all on his own terms.
—John Ochoa, May 2018