The beginning of 2017 sees the debut of Rowee in the electronic music scene as the new alias of prolific Italian DJ and producer Leonardo Gonnelli. Welcomed into the fold by Damian Lazarus on his Rebellion imprint, this first release features three tracks collaborating with esteemed artists Thomas Gandey, KnowKontrol and Simon Wish.
Opening track Earth To You, was produced alongside award winning British electronic producer, live artist and vocalist Thomas Gandey, renowned for his work with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The track is delicately energetic in its groove, rolling through deep atmospheres and sensual vocals. Gandey has released on some of the hottest labels including Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical and Desolate plus collaborations with Radio Slave, which include the album project Matom on Carl Craig’s Planet E.
Disguise pushes a more tech house sound, featuring vocalist Dwayzo Lawrence aka KnowKontrol who has appeared on labels such as Saved and Keinemusik. Rowee explains, “this is a song about deception and trust in a relationship, both parties know the other is lying but they pretend everything is ok. It’s an amazing vocal interpretation surrounded by analog synths.”
The EP closes in a collaboration with Italian native, U.S based Simon Wish, whose productions can be found on labels like Cocoon, Traum and Sleep Is Commercial. It Shows You is a tightly constructed deep groover, packed full of energy with an acid bassline that makes this track another real weapon for the dancefloor.
Fresh from his release on Seth Troxler's Play it Say it imprint and nominated in the category of Best Track at Vicious Music Awards, Leonardo Gonnelli has demonstrated his exceptional talent as a DJ whilst playing at worldwide events such as the legendary Space Miami, Pacha Buenos Aires, BPM Mexico, Dockyard Festival (ADE) in Amsterdam and Sonar. 2017 marks the start of a new chapter as Rowee, promising a bright future of what is yet to come.
|Rowee & Thomas Gandey - Earth To You|
|Rowee - Disguise feat. KnowKontrol|
|Rowee & Simon Wish - It Shows You|