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Night Rockets

Rockka

Dopamine White
DPW034 | 2021-05-14  
Nikko.Z's Dopamine White welcomes Rockka to the label for his debut EP. Hailing from Sri Lanka, Rockka aka Lakith Adikaram has been releasing his own unique style of progressive music for the better part of two years. Appearances on Droid9 Limited, Emotional Content Recordings and Superordinate Music sit as discography highlights. Now following a contribution to Stripped Digital's ‘Extended Play' series to begin the year, the Nugegoda resident steps up to Dopamine White for his first EP ‘Night Rockets'. 

Beginning with the title selection, Rockka flexes the pure progressive side of his studio repertoire. Rolling grooves, fluid harmonics and wispy atmospheres surround the percussive framework, as gentle chord stabs add momentum to the storyboard. An array of stellar effects keeps your senses heightened as its hypnotic sensibility grows, before an emotive break resets the mood for a thumping finale.

The second selection ‘Life In A Capsule' is not only nicely titled but continues the ethos of the EP perfectly. Its warm, punchy beats and buoyant groove command a big presence at the outset, before tranquil themes and radiant synths quickly take you into melodic territory. Subtle modulation and emerging atmospheres meld perfectly during an expansive break, adding just enough tension to offset the emotive musicality, before the pulsating groove drops for a charged final movement. 

‘Olion' rounds the release out and finds Rockka crafting a percussive groover. Built around a chugging foundation, it's galloping cadence eventually grabs a hold of you. Sleek and meditative, it blends a nostalgic style groove with timeless top line elements. The main break furthers intrigue through smooth chord changes and pixie-like fragments, which not only provide a great emotional moment but also a smooth transition into a feel-good final act. A perfect way to cap off three fresh and inspired cuts from Rockka, who makes an excellent Dopamine White debut here. Highly recommended.

Words by Release Promo
Artwork by Dimitrios Papanikos
Mastered by Symmetric Audio
https://symmetricaudio.com

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