Rocco – Someday (Summer Duck Mix) [TECH-HO– USE]

Rocco - Someday (Summer Duck Mix) [TECH-HO-- USE] Originally released in 2008 by Real Tone Records, this gospel house tune is a classic. Proving that techno and house can be spiritual and relevant to the theme of church.

Rocco – Someday (Summer Duck Mix)

The underground scene is often caricatured for its hedonistic culture. Often emblematised as the culture of unbounded liberties full of excess and substance abuse. You’d be forgiven to think this environment to be in direct contrast to the concept of church. Yet dig deeper and you’ll find an underlining heritage of spiritual hymns produced by the pioneers of house and techno. Just last year Robert Hood released an EP named ‘Let The Church’ under his Floorplan alias. Rocco’s ruminant track ‘Someday’ is another piece of the puzzle complementing the argument that underground music can offer a redemptive sermon in the form of dance.

The introduction carries phased out synths akin to Kerri Chandler’s signature sound. Robust kick is supported by a snare drum and a plucky bass that riffs, underpinning the groove. The gospel vocals simmer in and out in a wavelike manner. The leading female vocalist assures us that ‘Someday, We’ll all be Free’ while a unison choir sings in the background. The midsection breakdown filters out the drums allowing the choir to shine its celestial singing. 1990s inspired string pad provides guidance until the kick is brought back in. Fittingly, a tambourine is introduced in the final third to support the drums. An instrument that is often associated with the Southern Baptist congregation, its a great tribute to the track’s inspiration. Continue reading