check out this nice new mix of all unreleased beats by our mans Yao a.k.a. Yaoser(s)
“I have tons of unreleased beats and sketches from over the years and wanted to release some of these things to the masses. I’ve been sitting on some of these works for a long while watching as they collect dust, inhabiting mostly just my own and a few others ear space. So now as my style, sound and approach invariably move on I’d like to share them with you in what is the first of likely more of these mixes to come in the future. Honey- Tinged Time Turbine vol. 1. Hope you enjoy!”
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Roche is currently in China on a mini tour playing some select shows in Hong Kong and Chengdu. Check the dates below...
3/8 - 没有快乐的结局
3/9 - DJ Rahaan, Roche (dj set) ,K-Melo @ XXX -Hong Kong
3/10- Vague Logic #2 ft. The Bug (Ninjatune)| Roche(live) | Daddy Freddy |Kid Fresh, Yao, Enso @ XXX-Hong Kong
3/17 - Roche, Enso - @ The Buzz Bar , Chengdu, CN
Samuel Max "Rayne"
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
There's something really wonderful about two brothers working together to make music. San Francisco's Roche (a.k.a. Ben Winans) is an artist we've featured multiple times on XLR8R, but his big brother Bret (a.k.a. CB Radio) makes quality beats of his own out in Brooklyn. Why it took this long for the Winans boys (pictured above, sometime in the '90s) to properly collaborate remains a mystery, but "Rayne," created under the moniker Samuel Max, is a wonderful start. A house tune of the most relaxed variety, the song skates along mellow, clap-punctuated percussion while cooly rolling out breezy synth melodies and a plucky bassline. Yes, it's a little Balearic and more than a little retro, but it's all tastefully done and thoroughly enjoyable. Mama Winans should be proud.
CB RADIO/BOBBY BROWSER/BODY SWAP/PICKPOCKET/ C.L.A.W.S./ROCHE/BOOKWORMS
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm - October 8 at 2:00am
Li Po Lounge China Town San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
LI PO LOUNGE BASEMENT PARTIES ARE BACK!!!
and Nik (Bookworms) is moving to New York....
last chance to dance to dance
Live set from the one and only BOBBY BROWSER
magnum dj: CB RADIO
donuts dj: PICKPOCKET
ok hole dj: C.L.A.W.S
And the debut of BODY SWAP
house dj's: BOOKWORMS / ROCHE
this is going to be deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Roche "Love You Crazy (Livestyle Version)"
- Words: Derek Opperman
With an ever-expanding digital back catalog, Roche is a San Francisco-based artist that we've been following for some time now. The last we heard from him, he had remixed "Age" for Bay Area production duo Wav Dwgs. Since then he's been releasing a steady stream of tracks online, one of which is the excellent "Love You Crazy (Livestyle Version)." Moving through the claustrophobic and paranoid dreamscape of Detroit beatdown, Roche constructs tight deep house in the best sense of the word. The track has actually been sitting on his soundcloud page for more than six months, and we don't generally make a habit of posting older tracks on XLR8R.com, but given that it has less than 150 plays to date, we figured that the song is still new to 99.9% of the population and an exception to the rules was in order. For something fresher, check out the similarly well-crafted "The Morning After," which Roche only unveiled a couple of weeks back.