Artist: Black Rose | Title: Anthem EP | Label: Made To Play |
Format: Limited 12 Inch & Digital | Release Date: January 2011 TBC | Cat No: MTP036 | Distribution: Republic of Music
B. Anthem Live
What do you get when you bring together two of the most respected pillars in today s House music culture? The answer is quite simple yet so hard to predict: an anthem. Each of their respective CVs is as esteemed and complete as the other and when one brings together Jesse Rose and Henrik Schwarz under their Black Rose moniker, what you have here is an original, interesting, forward thinking project that has taken the festival world by storm in just one year.
This ad lib project came about organically after Henrik suggested he play live while Jesse was djing and after just a few performances, has been dubbed the best ever Live/DJ collaboration by Groove Magazine. Soon after, the talented twosome took to the studio with nothing more but a shared passion for infectious grooves and by casting away the fast food electronic sub genres that have been corroding the pure, Black Rose have sculpted a brilliant reggae infused single that is guaranteed to make your mouth water and your feet tap.
Tiefschwarz: Sweet rose 4/5
Diplo: I have a crush on Jesse Rose. I wish it was called Black Swan though 4/5
Joe Goddard: Live version! Barrington Levy! Yes Jesse! 4/5
Sinden: love this – works so well. will go off on my dancefloors! 5/5
Riva Starr: BOMBA 5/5
Chris Duckenfield: Broader than broadway – hot damn! 5/5
Savage Skulls: brilliant. 5/5
DJ Sneak: excellent! will be playin it for NYE. 4/5
Magik Johnson: wicked, love the original. perfect for summer down under 5/5
Zombie Disco Squad: BIG. 4/5
Round Table Knights: The Anthem for 2011!!! Love it so much!!! 5/5
iDJ Magazine (Alex Gwilliam): Anthem by name. Anthem by nature 5/5
iDJ (Dave Jenkins): FUCKING YES! 5/5
Groove Magazine (Thilo Schneider): review in our march issue 4/5
Electronic Beats (Zsofi Erdei): i will write about it on electronic beats! 4/5
DeBug: review to follow 4/5
DJ Magazine/Time Out (Joe Roberts): Absolutely massive! One of my favourite tunes at the moment. Can t wait to play to 5000 people at Green Valley this weekend. 5/5
iDJ magazine and ThisIsWhyWeDance blog (Russell Deeks): NIce rolling goodtime vibes 4/5
Only For DJs Magazine (Rambaud Ludovic): reviewed 3/5
DJ Magazine/Time Out (Joe Roberts): 5/5
Tsugi Reviewer : nice 4/5
Radio 1 (Rachel Barton): Stunning 4/5
MOS/Solid Steel: Yes! 4/5
Radio AF in Lund (Scandanavia): Wauw! Jawdropping creative stuff, and such an anthem. Shivers down the spine kind of stuff. Great job. Will surely playlist for radio play. Cheers! 5/5
Radio Fritz (shir khan): Black Black Roses in my Garden . I think this was the strongest track crowd reactionwise last Sat at Panoramabar when I saw Jesse playing it. Could become a radiohit. 5/5
Proton Radio: BIG. Love the Rawness and Spontaneity of the Live version 5/5
Tsugi Radio (Benoir): Nice one 3/5
Cocoon Club / planet radio nightwax: You had me with the Kick and the Bassline after 5 seconds. Essential! 5/5
Data Transmission: Lots of fun and hard to resists! Will play on the Round-Up… 4/5
Black Rose began as an impromptu shared live performance between Henrik Schwarz and Jesse Rose, and has organically transformed into 2010 s most exciting live collaboration in dance music. Described by Germany s Groove magazine as the best Live/DJ collaboration they have heard, Black Rose are set to release their debut single in January 2011 on Made to Play.
During a set in Barcelona, as Jesse puts it, Henrik was playing live and I was DJ ing and at some point he asked me if I would mind if we played back-to-back for a bit. I asked, You are going to play live, while I am DJ ing? and Henrik simply replied, Yes, let s do it. So he came onto the stage and started to mix Leave My Head Alone Brain into my set and the kids in the club just went crazy. Easily deemed a staggering success, this little experiment flourished once again at Berlin s infamous Panorama Bar, and immediately provoked huge booking demand with people calling the duo Black Rose before the name became official. Henrik and Jesse wasted little time in spreading the Black Rose experience in 2010 at festivals such as Melt, Exit, Five Days Off, and exclusive parties at Watergate and the 5 Years of Made to Play night at Panorama Bar. Looking forward, one can expect a carefully selected set of exclusive festival appearances for Black Rose in 2011, and most importantly a January release of their massive record entitled Anthem named after receiving exceptional praise from a global audience.
Henrik Schwarz grew up in South Germany where he pruned his musical curiosities in the early 90 s with a few synths and simple drum machine. Over the past decade, Henrik has established himself as a pillar of Berlin s dominant electronic scene, producing material for Moodmusic, Innervisions, a DJ Kicks compilation for !K7, and his self-owned label, Sunday-Music. With a bag of success ranging from the 2005 hit Leave My Head Alone Brain to epic remixes for Boy George, Stevie Wonder, Cold Cut, Omar, Bill Withers, Jazzanova and many more, Henrik continues to perform at a prolific level matched perhaps only by the other half of Black Rose.
The man who lives his motto of Sleep Less, Jesse Rose broke the ice of Berlins techno scene with a breath of fresh house that has become a trademark style fans can pinpoint on dance floors from Australia, to Japan, and back to his native UK. Producing dance tracks since his early teens, Jesse cultivated a beloved offkilter house sound over the years to become an award-winning DJ icon, commanding some serious international respect such as one of MixMags 2007 Top Ten Best DJs. 2010 was a momentous year for Rose, as his label celebrated Five Years of Made to Play, all the while giving life to a new label, Play it Down – a stripped down underground offshoot. Jesse also found time to produce Hot Chip, Major Lazer & Chiddy Bang. Rose will make a hop over the pond to Los Angeles for the first sixth months of 2011, focusing on producing music for other artists and further growing his clearly dominant dance empire.