In the expansive world of electronic music, new ventures often find themselves awash in a sea of repetition. Yet, the ROOFTOP TAPES initiative is one that strikes a resonant chord, not just for its music but for its genuine ambition to marry the aesthetics of venue and sound. To attend or witness a performance atop the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam is akin to attending a modern symphony held amidst the skyscrapers. There’s a peculiar reverence, a moment of breathlessness when the scenery and the rhythm speak in tandem.
FR3ADY, the dynamic DJ at the helm of this new wave, offers a soundscape that is reminiscent of the late-night underground rave scenes. His blend of Tech House and Minimal Techno captures the zeitgeist of contemporary electronica – it is evocative, yet refined. And in a digital age where artists rise and fade with disorienting speed, accumulating a million streams in four months is a testament to his budding resonance.
In the below video, the inclusion of drone visuals doesn’t merely offer an eye-view treat but elevates the sensorial experience of music. As one stands or sits atop these unique venues, the world below feels both distant and intimately connected through beats and melodies. ROOFTOP TAPES, in its innovative pursuit, might just be pioneering a new dimension in how we perceive and experience electronic music.
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