The track is taken from his album 'End Zone', which is out on 8 June
We've got another exclusive track premiere for you today, as iDJ brings you the first public airing of Tight End by Rocky Steps. Tight End is the closing track from his album End Zone, which is out on Static Caravan on 8 June.
Rocky, whose real name is Steve Alcock, was formerly one-half of disco house/nu-disco duo Free School. Free School recorded two albums: 2012's Tender Adminstration for Tirk, and 2015's Dancing In The Dark for Static Caravan. Now, in 2018 he returns to Static Caravan in his new solo guise with End Zone, an album that sees him exploring quite different musical territory, inspired by the likes of Nicolas Jaar, John Hopkins and Nils Frahm.
Rocky says of Tight End: "This track closes my forthcoming debut album, which paints a bleak picture of where we're at right now, in an evolution sense. Deep stuff, right? I wanted to write a track that leaves an open-ended question at the end: what's next? Where are we going? Will things get better? This track allows the listener to answer that themselves.
"It's a claustrophobic track, a sound I've never produced before. Kinda earthy, dusty, desolate. I sent the album to Maps at Mute Records and Tight End was his favourite track. Then I kept having other people say it was their favourite. It's a simple idea but retains a sense of drama throughout, so maybe that's what people are latching onto. I was trying to channel Grouper, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Pye Corner Audio, but there could be some Burial in there if you listen closely..."
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