Roland Appel - Mix for EB Radio, 2008-06 by Telekom Electronic Beats published on 2013-03-08T15:03:49Z Talk To Your Angel is Roland Appel’s most intimate moment to date. The concept behind his debut album is to find a new way to combine the rules of the dance floor and the feeling of a song. Roland delved deep into very diverse influences from Detroit Techno, to Folk over to Soul, Disco and House and tried to bring song structures to his music. There are no DJ tools on the album. All the tracks are proper songs carrying a strong personal meaning. Roland produced them all in the studio of Jan Krause, who has a long experience in sound-engineering. He worked for 20 years in the studio with Juergen Koppers, the legendary engineer of Girogio Moroder and Donna Summer. Working in a place that holds so much disco-history was very inspiring for Roland and it helped him to focus on his aim of making timeless pieces of music. Moreover Roland worked on remixes for Robytek (Rebirth Records), Fredo Viola (Because), Sian (Simple), Yellow Sox (Freerange), Audision (Mule Musiq) and Two Banks of Four (Sonar Kollektiv) in the meantime. It was also very inspiring for him to give another dancefloor perspective to the work of other artists and it really helped him to find the missing link between the vibe that people feel on the dance floor and their inner feelings when they listen to intimate compositions of singer-songwriters. The result is a beautiful album of 9 tracks unifying perfectly the feelings of a song with the energy of the dance floor. With its soothing atmospheres, dreamy layers of pads, strings, Roland’s irresistible house grooves and the lovely voice of singer Araba Walton, Talk To Your Angel will satisfy the most demanding deep-house lovers. Moreover Roland’s debut solo album will equally please all the listeners interested in soulful music that tells you an intimate story. Talk To Your Angel includes his masterpiece Dark Soldier and his other great numbers such as Changes, Unforgiven, Inner Soul and New Love that has been charted and chosen by Dennis Ferrer for his Mixmag mix CD in UK. Roland’s new tracks like Secret, Angel and Lost Valley also cross that invisible barrier between a house track and real song through elegant strings orchestrations, intense harmonies and tight drum parts in a very nice Chicago-Detroit style. With Talk To Your Angel you can be certain that Roland Appel has been blessed by the Gods of music. Just listen to it and like Jazzanova and the Sonar Kollektiv crew, you will instantly fall for it and you will give Roland your benediction without a doubt. As appetizer for his Album check out the mix he did for Electronic Beats Radio! Tracklist: Manoo - Kingston Project - Real Tone Rec. Catrat/Jay Haze - Freedom - Best Seven Solomun - Black Rose (Trickski Remix) - Sonar Kollektiv 2 Banks of Four - Junkyard Gods (Sonar Kollektiv) Soulphiction - Ghanna Wadada (Sonar Kollektiv) Henrik Schwarz - It's Because Of You (CDR) Robytek - Luna Africana (Roland Appel Rmx) - Rebirth Rec. DJ Gregory - Traffic - Faya Combo Voom:Voom - Bounce (Deetron Remix) - G-Stone Rec.