Edinburgh club Fuse host Congorock at farewell party
Italian producer specialising in hard frenzied beats and squealing acid
Fuse continue in their dedicated search for the best in underground dance beats as they welcome Congorock for his Edinburgh debut. ‘I was attracted by loud music in general. Punk, hardcore, Detroit techno, I liked every kind of aggressive style of music,’ explains Congorock (whose real name is the equally magnificent Rocco Rampino). ‘One of my good friends in my school was a DJ so it was just normal to me to hang out at his place and listening to dance music. When I was a kid there were no boundaries about the stuff I wanted to listen to, and its still like that.’
An Italian producer who has worked and toured with contemporaries Bloody Beetroots and Crookers, specialising in hard frenzied beats and squealing acid that collapses into frantic breakdowns or ‘fat heavy beats with a tribal flavour and dirty synth lines,’ as Congorock describes it himself. ‘I like distortion in my synth lines. Also I try to produce my beats in order to make them sound as realistic as possible. Giving a human touch to dance music makes a big difference.’ You can see what he means favouring rough ragged beats to overly refined faceless electronica.
Picking up remix work for the likes of Rex the Dog, Swedish House Mafia and Mark Ronson, Congorock should make the perfect farewell party for Fuse at The Lane as they move to doing a series of one off parties at different venues across the city.
Fuse at The Lane, Edinburgh, Fri 4 Feb