Roughquest’s Debut release “Play”, is a delightfully dark and dubby spin through eclectic soundscape elements meshed together in perfect harmony with heaving lows and assured and flowing broken beats. It really is a fantastic EP. Roughquest has been experimenting with beats and sounds since the early days of Octamed on the Amiga 500.
Ever since he used to listen to his older brother’s old rave tapes, the quest (albeit a rough one) for the perfect sub bass line has always been a prominent driving force in his music. He loves to use conventional sounds and tempos from dance music and contort them with organic textures and unusual found sounds to create something a little different for the ears.
His debut release has been well received across the board, some words from boomkat:
“Low key, deeper broken beat/garage soul debut from Roughquest. fans of Spacek’s smokier broken moments may well enjoy ‘Symmetry’, but ‘Dirty Liquid’ flips to
a darker technofied ‘step reminding of Kontext. The richly sensual atmospheres of ‘Alone In The Jungle’ switches again to a smartly broken minimal style akin to Breakage and ‘Lazy Sunday’ mixes bluest chord with brushed jazz percussion and a very tidy blend of organic and synthetic textures. Very Highly Recommended.”