Aroop Roy

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Biography

  • Aroop Roy is a London-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and label head, who blends together the electronic edge of House, Disco and broken beat with the organic sounds of jazz and borderless sounds from across the globe.
    Aroop's eclectic productions have become a mainstay for DJs across diverse scenes and generations ranging from underground tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Hunee and Mr Scruff, to major crossover DJs such as Disclosure, Folamour and Solomun. He has released music on an ever-growing list of labels including as Delusions of Grandeur, House of Disco, Gamm, Sony Music, Yoruba Records, Jazz Diaries, Kampana and his own imprint Vive La Musique. Aroop has performed in 5 continents and over 40 cities, having had residencies in London, Geneva and Tokyo and regular tours of USA and Asia. Like his productions, his DJ sets are always a performance full of personality and style. Highly respected as an eclectic tastemaker, he has recorded guest mixes for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Freerange Records, CO-OP, Jazz FM and BBC 6 Music's Funk & Soul show. Aroop's label Vive La Musique has focussed on quality over quantity, with reissues and reworks of rare eclectic sounds from around the world from Caribbean zouk and Congolese Rumba to French jazz-fusion and South African hip hop. All releases have been featured by major tastemakers across the scene with the latest offering "In the Fast Lane" receiving rave reviews for digging into the history and musical connections between french virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty and the Detroit techno movement. "Brilliant producer. Aroop is someone who never fails!" Gilles Peterson "An awesome selector and producer" Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) "Aroop Roy always delivers excellent music" Atjazz "Superb DJ. When he played for us in Berlin, people really freaked out!!" Kapote/Munk (Toytonics) "Spirits will be evoked on the global dance floor for certain!" DJ Spinna "One of the most exciting young producers at the moment" Jimpster (Freerange) "The man of the moment" Soul Clap "One of my favourite DJs in the world" Melvo Baptiste (Defected/Glitterbox) "Irresistible Soul" DJ Mag
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    Selected discography

    2020 Hustle do Brasil If It Aint Jazz Volume 1 2019 Sammy Massamba - Azali (Aroop Roy edit) [Vive La Musique] Good Times EP - Boogie Cafe 2018 Tabala - Tabala Mouv (Aroop Roy rework) [Vive La Musique] What I Love EP EP [Delusions of Grandeur] My Home EP [Lazy Days] Classics 3 [Kampana] 2017 Talkin Bout' Life [House of Disco] Rising Tides [Sol Power Sound] 2014 - 17 Brazil Breakdown 1 - 4 [Gamm] Reworks 1, 2 [Basic Fingers]