It is always a good idea to start into a new year with good, sensational music. For those, who still feel overwhelmed by Christmas songs about sugary love, we’ve got a great alternative!
Have you listened to the duo Leman & Dieckman yet? Their style, which is based on deep and tech house, is so characteristic and ideal for unabashed parties. Apart from playing in that project, one of the members – Rasmus Leman – recently took up producing on his own. Since we haven’t found much information about him, we decided to ask him a few question concerning his musical inspirations and plans for the nearest future.
Under the pseudonym rodfast, Leman has released a few solo tracks in 2014. The most attractive of them, “Autmun”, is kept in synth-pop, ambient style. Easy, but refined beats mix with a mysterious background here. The composition brings Massive Attack’s or Tycho’s work to mind and gives the impression that this fresh project can be a nice lot for Danish music.
The composer treats his new project as a relief. As an independent artist, he is the only one in charge and that is “the kind of thing I love in working as rodfast”, he explains. He is not limited by anything, so the upcoming material will be fresh and refined in every nook and cranny.
Listening to other music has a big influence on his current work: apart from taking inspiration from his favourite artists (as a trumpet player, he admires Louis Armstrong, Stimming, The Cardigans or Simon & Garfunkel), the producer’s afflatus is also a set of particular situations and feelings. His work comes from life moments.
As the above-mentioned track “Autmun” and the ones he realized with young vocalist TYRA – “Belle Ville” and “Moon” – are all really promising, we are looking forward to rodfast’s debut EP. Although there’s no set date for the release yet, the Dane ends optimistically and lets us know, that besides recording as Leman & Dieckman, he is currently working on it.
Check rodfast on Facebook, listen to “Autmun” on SoundCloud and watch the video to “Belle Ville” feat. TYRA on YouTube.
Guest Blogger: Stasiu Bryś