NOW ON BANDCAMP 50+ Exclusive Tracks on the Electronic Explorations Compilation
jalverez

I wanted to put together a mix of the different styles I normally play in my dj sets.  I included some forthcoming material from various artists, a new one from myself, stuff I’m feeling at the moment, and some Electro gems since that is where my roots are.

Seattle producer Chris Roman is by no means a new face. Roman debuted in 2002, and has since built a substantial discography under the alias 214, releasing on labels like Harbour City Sorrow, Car Crash Set, and Fortified Audio. Originally from Miami, many of the artist’s tracks are accordingly laced with tinges of the city’s famed Bass sound, but his take on electro is very much his own. His signature has matured into a supple hybrid of dancefloor bounce and dystopian grit, a progression which culminated in his 2012 output, the finest of his career.

As 214, Roman put his name to Fuzzy Leash for Yellow Machines, Plastic Spokes for Fortified Audio, and Submanouvers for Frustrated Funk, and all three of these EPs showed him incorporating a fresh dynamism.

Plastic Spokes, for example, took in R&B and deep house elements, and he perfected these infusions on Overseas Highway, his first release as J. Alvarez, for Hypercolour‘s LTD series. The EP’s pop appeal was a refreshing take on electro’s robotic rigidity, and declared Roman as not just an adept producer, but one capable of pushing the entire genre in new directions. Steve Kerr XLR8R

Upcoming gigs -
March 8th @ Q Seattle

Upcoming releases
J.Alvarez – Strut – Hallucination Limited compilation
214 material forthcoming in near future

Tracklist

  1. ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS - 243 - J Aleraz | 214
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  3. 01 - Lost Trax - The Sequel
  4. 02 - Koehler - Water Palace
  5. 03 - MRSK - Venger
  6. 04 - J.Phlip - Coefficient
  7. 05 - J.Alvarez - Area of Dense Fog
  8. 06 - Axel Boman - Look What You've Done To Me
  9. 07 - Midland - Trace
  10. 08 - Wraetlic - Rats (Ctrl Alt Dlt edit)
  11. 09 - Daniel Avery - Water Jump
  12. 10 - Two Lone Swordsmen - Sticky
  13. 11 - Pip Williams - Pleasure Deficiency Syndrome
  14. 12 - Versalife - Normal Behaviour
  15. 13 - Cybrid - Bumper (Volsoc remix) (60 minute mark)
  16. 14 - The Accomplice - System Abuse
  17. 15 - Simulant - Wav Form
  18. 16 - Pollon - Lonely Planet
  19. 17 - ERP - Tuga
  • http://behance.net/umanskiroman Roman

    Really like it

  • Rob

    Excellent as always.