The first single to be taken from Laroca's forthcoming second album is The Elevator Tester. This sublime slice of downtempo is backed with two remixes from well respected downtempo contemporaries The Second Whorl and Minke, taking the track in opposite directions.
1.The Elevator Tester - Original Mix
2.The Elevator Tester - The Second Whorl Remix
3.The Elevator Tester ? Minke's Lift Music Remix
The long awaited follow up to 2006's Friends In Faraway Places, Valley of The Bears is out on June 15th and delivers a heady mix of lush electronica, world flavours and muted beats, from Laroca.
"Their instrumentals establish a unique identity, whether updating Issac Hayes oceanic orchestral soul, or by subtly becoming as dry - and French - as Air" Uncut Magazine
"Strong beatmanship and a modernist's sense of style" iDJ Magazine
On Valley of The Bears, Laroca didn't set out to defy the straightjacket of convention, simplistic categorisation and close confinement. It just turned out that way. Influences there are a-plenty, from Massive Attack to Gotan Project with a thousand musical stopovers in between. And yet Laroca still manage to sound like none of them.