LISTEN: Roland Tings ‘Floating On A Salt Lake’

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Melbourne producer ROLAND TINGS. Last year the artist announced a world tour, which took him across New Zealand, China and a variety of other countries where he drew some pretty large crowds.

This was not long after releasing his two sided single Tomita’s Basement/Cagean Sea and since then, TINGS has been hard at work mixing, recording and just getting things done and now we have ‘Floating On A Salt Lake’ to listen to.

Although ROLAND TINGS, aka Rohan Newman, has been in the studio he has still been playing a handful of live shows because that is his preferred form of promotion. The producer finds it better to just perform his tracks live in a lively space and if you were listening to ‘Floating In A Salt Lake’ in one of these spaces, with technicolor lights flashing before your eyes, you would definitely be able to take it in better than just through a pair of speakers.

Light percussion brings in the track before a series of quick hand claps are brought in with a bubbling synth melody. This is ROLAND TINGS at his best presenting his retro house grooves in such a delicate way that it paints a picture of where you should be when you listen to it. ‘Floating On A Salt Lake’ spreads over seven minutes and as it slowly builds itself up we are taken by surprise when all of a sudden there is a brief drop before the track reaches it’s climax.

‘Floating On A Salt Lake’ is definitely one of ROLAND TINGS‘ best offerings and thankfully we can now add the track to our collection of beloved TINGS tracks.

Words by Lauren Payne

LISTEN TO MORE NEW MUSIC HERE

SEE ALSO:

LISTEN: ROLAND TINGS ‘TOMITA’S BASEMENT’
STREAM: ROLAND TINGS ‘CAGEAN SEA’ (MAXIMILLION DUNBAR REMIX)
SOUNDCLOUD WRAP: ROLAND TINGS

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