What a year it’s been for Franky Rizardo. With a strong presence on Defected (including a highly coveted In The House curation session) and massive EPs on the likes of Circus and Abode, he’s now set to sign the year out in style on Rejected.
One of the most successful and heavily ID’d tracks in label boss Joris Voorn’s sets since the summer, ‘Call Upon Me’ is all about subtle senses and stages of elevation. Strutting with a classic house jack, there’s an ageless Chi- town swing to the walking bassline as we roll deeper and deeper into the groove.
Suddenly a springy key riff pops up on the vibe horizon and becomes the foremost focus of the track rising and rising and rising some more with a delicious build-up that keeps on giving for longer than usual deep house conventions would have you believe. Paying off with a simple but crucial staccato twist on the keys, and even more juice in the rolling bassline bedrock, it’s one of those tracks that total disarms and dance floor and blindsides them with a whole new sense of energy.
Playful, powerful and positive; the perfect way to end a perfect year for Franky.