São Paulo - SP
His music is like a ‘Waterfall on House’ – organic, constantly running, sparkling and fresh. It could be the background tune for Magazine Beauties in St. Tropez, it feels like a drive through Californian valleys, or it may as well be the soundtrack tune for a full moon party on the Greek islands - yes, it might indeed just be the result of many a club year. Just as well, however, we can look at it as some sort of a flip side to those busy and dark times of dull and hard work back in the days, something to simply relax and make you smile, after a hard day's work, with a cigarette in one hand and a smooth drink in the other... imagine a piece of Roxy Music, a dancefloor in northern Italy - some time in the late 80´s - and Joe Smooth's ‘Promised Land’. See what I mean? You picture this? Well, in that case you have a pretty good idea of Roberto's "Serenades" style.
Before the Serenades were born, he started as an underground Deephouse producer and soon became the go-to guy when it came to remixes for the electronic label scene, by shaping classic tracks like Energy 52´s ‘Café del Mar’ or Marmions ‘Schöneberg’. Beside his success with the big boys, like Tigerstripes, Dirt Crew or Moodymanc, Roberto was never afraid - no, he actually made it a pleasant habit - to work for less known artists & labels - it simply needs to be good and he has to feel it.
If we're talking about contemporary House Music and its various styles, though, there is no way of avoiding Roberto Rodriguez, who, like hardly anyone else, has been influenced by the Detroit Black Music movement and the European Summer of Love on Ibiza. His Live gigs are pure energy, probably more so than that greek full moon party, not only for those who know him and his music, not only for the French Magazine Beauties, and I sincerely wish that he will give the great pleasure of his funk infected old-school vibe to you too, someday.