After a good eight years of releasing singles across the world, Tokyo's Rondenion has finally made the leap to long player for Roundabout Sounds. Luster Grand Hotel sums up the musical character Rondenion has been building over the years, all dusty breaks, crackly movie samples and haunting instrumentation licks with a predilection towards the mood of Detroit house music. This is no more apparent than in the addictive beat down of "Never Despair" with its jazzed-out chords and heavy percussive roll. Rather than an album of any high concept, each rock solid track is followed by another which leaves you with a doublepack of unshakably good house music.
Owen Jay, Ben Sims, Paul Mac, Jeremiah, Mental Vibe Construction, FabioDellaTorre (Minimono/Bosconi), Martin Haberland, Charles Webster, Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Denny Trajkov, Session Victim, Sai Aka Blend Architect, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Detroit Swindle, Kindimmer
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