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Aroop Roy - Nomadic Soul
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Aroop Roy

Nomadic Soul

Freestyle Records

Released: 6th September 2010 | 11 track broken beat album
Aroop Roy is an artist and producer of many dimensions. Aroop's eclectic work as a producer has been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers including Bugz In The Attic, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Patrick Forge and Laurent Garnier. In 2006, he even had the chance to work with legendary Motown producers The Mizell Brothers.In 2009, his compilation absolute!!:Sounds From Tokyo was released to critical acclaim and he was invited to do a guest mix on Gilles Peterson's legendary Worldwide BBC Radio 1 show. Currently based in London, he is constantly traveling across the globe. During his time in Japan, as a DJ and event organiser, he took Tokyo by storm building up a firm reputation as one of the most forward thinking people in the scene. His events absolute!!, Exposure and Culture all enjoyed immense success whilst opening people's ears to a wider range of music than ever before. He is also resident DJ at Geneva's long running superclub La SIP. Nomadic Soul includes collaborations with much in demand Toronto diva Sacha Williamson whose sultry voice graces the huge dancefloor anthem The Lonely Years. London soul artist Lyric L the voice behind the broken beat hit Loose Lips brings her contagious flow to bruk house club banger Step Back. The melancholic rap and soul of Barcelona based vocalist Sara G is featured on the dark and jazzy techno number Ain't That Sweet. Highly respected US poet and rapper Replife skillfully navigates the twisted syncopated hip hop beats of Stand Up whilst UK Jazz singer Sarah Winton brings the album to a close with an angelic performance on the beautiful Lilly.
"How do you pick a better track, when each is just as unique. Lovin the broken nu jazz vibes!"
Respect Music Radio, James Canning
"What an enterprising artist Aroop Roy is, I've said it before and I'll say it again a knockout delight!"
Blues & Soul magazine, Emrys Baird
"Been looking forward to this album since I heard Too Long a couple of years ago, a very interesting producer with a vision all his own."
Further Out Recordings, Richard E
"Aroop amalgamates his various influences on Nomadic Soul (Freestyle) into a dance floor-orientated, electric soul workout. Latin jazz, soulful house, classic garage and chillout are shaped into tightly produced grooves that often sound warmly nostalgic. A range of guest vocalists and MCs highlight Roy’s versatility.", Metro Newspaper
"This impressive debut album from ertwhile 'gaijin in Tokyo' and now London based DJ/producer opens with the carefree broekn beat track 'The Lonely Years' and. Like a chameleon, colourshifts through jazzy grooves, electro, fusion workouts (on the spectacular 'Dirty Groove') and the bebop ricanstruction 'Told Me'. Roy shows a deft ear for melody and top notch production steez.", Shook magazine
"Aroop Roy has conjured up an album that is as sensitive as it considerably exciting. Explosive in humongous energy of rhythm, melodies and seductive harmonies laid on, it is likely to be alluring (I'd bet on it if I could) to the most finicky critics of contemporary Black music. It's my kind of progressive underground Dance music - jump on board and let yourself go to enter a realm of quality soul fusion. 9/10"
Marcia Carr
"Nomadic Soul launches in with the wry reflections of “Lonely Years,” featuring sultry Toronto diva Sacha Williamson. It’s a propulsive dancefloor anthem underpinned by a greasy synth bass line, but with jazz-funk orchestration", Metropol;is magazine
"Bringing the bruk scene back with acurate sounds and feeling, Aroop Roy is most certainly someone who deserves attention."
FM Brussel, Dj Kwak
"An album that will stand the test of time.Getting constant rinses here."
"Thank you so much for this. Ive been playing it on repeat ever since. I absolutely love this!", Dr Bob Jones
"A nice bit broken to mend your ways!"
Radio Reverb, DJ Kappa
"wicked wicked release!"
Radio Active, DJ Nikki Lucas
"Damn! One of the best broken beats / neo soul albums Ive heard for years. This is absolutely my matter of taste! This is like balm for my soul!"
Radio Corax 95.9fm, Markus Milz
"Aroop Roy comes armed with some wicked cuts; some I've heard before, but some other new bits shows his progression. Nice to hear proper broken beat again, but he's also capable of dishing out other styles too. A big right on! for this one."
Urban Landscapes Radio, Velanche
"Proper dance-floor business - ouch!"
Starpoint Radio, Phil Levene
"Top notch production on all tracks! This album is for those looking for a fresh sound and some new beats. Good work! My favorites: Too Long and Clickstrodinaire", DJ Nelson
MuchoSoul, Ket Shah
"Music for a 21st century soulboy like me. I Will be playing this on my drive time show and podcast."
Jazz 919 fm Atlanta, Jamal Ahmad
"Aroop Roy delivers a quality soulful album filled with twisted bruk & house beats."
Groovy Session Radio Show, Angel Mishev
"STILL grooving to this baby!"
WHCR 90.3 FM, Michael Stukes
"Some solid production here from this emerging producer. A really promising debut."
The Bamboos/LANU, Lance Ferguson
"What a fantastic music journey. Thick with references from his influences but completely original. Aroop has taken some genre defining sounds and made it undefinable, just effortlessly listenable."
Edinburg Evening News, Grant Paterson
"Wonderful release! I have to listen to this record many times!"
Europe Plus (104.0 FM), DJ Eric Martin
"To put it simply, it's impossible for me not to love this well produced and beautiful blacktronic music."
Acid Jazz Hispano, Santiago Tadeo Cervera
"Nice Jazzy, Soulful House-orientated outing from your man, Aroop Roy"
DJ Richie Vegas