‘Isole’ consists of eight eclectic songs; the steady, deep beats of ‘Alcatraz’,’Taquile’ and ‘Hong Kong’ juxtapose the euphoric ‘Tokyo’, a warm sunset of a track. ‘Nassau’, written with fellow Rome-based Rodion showcases sensual and percussive waves of synth, whereas ‘Favignana’, written with Kool Water (aptly named after an Island off the southern coast of Italy) takes you deep underwater through its distorted build-up. ‘Stone Town’, written with Dimitri from Paris who is influenced by 1970s funk and disco, encompasses the marimba in keeping with the beachy feel of the record. Finally, the jazzy track ‘London’ written with Jukka Reverberi could have been inspired by DJ Rocca’s work with the critically acclaimed jazz musician Franco D’Andrea, with whom DJ Rocca created the ‘Electric Tree Project’ which fuses jazz and electronics.
DJ Rocca has been touring his energetic sets globally over the last few years in clubs in Berlin, Paris, London, Oslo, Bruxelles, Vienna, Zurich, Bern, Helsinki, Brazil, Turkey and Croatia. Stay tuned for more solo and collaborative venture on Nang too.