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Roman Candles releases acid hit ‘Down For Marshall’


Roman Candles, an artist at the forefront of the next wave of female breakthrough artists. After previous releases on our very own Shanghaied Records, her next track ‘Down For Marshall’ comes as part of Freakin’ 909’s official ADE compilation today.

With her musical knowledge and diversity in sound spanning from house, disco and funk through to old school acid, Roman Candles brings a classic, adored sound from days gone by to her productions, sets and performances. Fusing this with progressive and cutting-edge sounds, she is certainly one to watch.

‘Down For Marshall’ delivers the perfect blend of acid house and funk, with an old school, Chicago house style vocal from the ‘Father of House’ himself, Marshall Jefferson. Squelching basslines and hitching, glitchy synths reverberate around Jefferson’s sample, fusing with syncopated snares and hi-hats, giving the track an against-the-grain sense of rhythm and drive. Pulling in and out of various elements, Roman Candles twists and manipulates the production with deft, confident precision.

Roman Candles explains: “I was listening to a lot of old-school Chicago House & Acid and wanted to produce a track with that feel but with modern production techniques. I wanted to pay homage to the origins of House music and with Marshall being one of the father’s of the genre, I was drawn to his vocals straight away”.

Listen to it below and grab it from Beatport.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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