Paolo Rocco – Judgement (Hot Creations) 7/10

Paolo Rocco from Canada entered the music market in 2012, and received instant international support with releases on Real Tone, One Records, Saved. He kickstarts 2017 with ‘Judgement’ EP containing two original productions and two remixes.

The title track ‘Judgement’ and the last one on the EP ‘That’s It’ are typical enough for tech house but definitely has a dance floor potential. “An artist can sometimes become wrapped up with other people’s judgments. People will always judge you; and this record is a reminder that those judgments should not matter,” says Paolo, and spoken vocals in ‘Judgement’ are all about that. ‘That’s It’ is more on a hip house type with female moans and playful arpeggio.

Greece native Detlef gave the ‘Judgement’ a rolling twist, while Trevino aka Marcus Intalex made definitely the best version on this EP: atmospheric vibe with arpeggiated bass line, flying high hats and a slightly acid techno touch.