- Release Date 2012-04-16
- Label My Favorite Robot Records
- Catalog MFR050
My Favorite Robot Records came to life three years ago and in the intervening time has become one of the most respected electronic record labels around. Now the imprint reaches the minor landmark of its 50th release and looks to the talent of fellow Canadian Sid LeRock to deliver a scorching single to fit the bill.Sheldon Thompson AKA Sid LeRock is a resident of Cologne, Germany, but originally hails from Ontario, Canada where he chose to leave the family trade as a Lumberjack behind to pursue his musical passions, first in Toronto, before moving to Europe. LeRock has been a regular on Ladomat 2000 & Shitkatapult, for whom he has released a string of singles as well as three artist albums, he also records under the Pan/Tone moniker for the likes of Kompakt, Mule Electronic and his own Cereal/Killers imprint. This latest release features two tracks, Temptress and Tamer with outstanding remixes of each.
The single kicks off with Temptress, a wonderfully hypnotic and techy cut with a pulsating backing track and LeRocks intense and emotive vocals. Tamer is a counterpart to the brooding atmosphere of Temptress, providing a deeply melodic and mesmerising record that once again showcases LeRocks haunting vocals.
The remixes for Temptress come courtesy of Londons Alex Jones, who offers up a spacious techno reworking and fellow Canadian hot shot, Jordan Dare who takes things down a deep and dark route with a version that stays true to the original whilst injecting its own character into the mix. For Tamer, LeRock gets to work under his Gringo Grinder alter ego to deliver a mix that perfectly fuses elements of electro with a driving techno rhythm track, quality stuff.
With Temptress & the Tamer Sid LeRock has delivered another outstanding release on a label that is quite simply on fire at the moment and with a full length album signed from LeRock due for later this year there is plenty to look forward to.