John Rocca ‎– Southern Freeze (Part II)

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Cobra Records (5) ‎– COBRA 2T
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A1 Southern Freeze (Part II) (12" Mix) 6:00
A2 Southern Freeze (Part II) (7" Mix) 3:45
B1 Rocca's Revenge (Part I) 6:00
B2 Rocca's Revenge (Part II) 4:00

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steve_j

steve_j

November 8, 2009
edited over 8 years ago
Having been part of legendary Brit-funk group Freeez in the early-mid 80's, Rocca largely fell out of the spotlight until his releases as Midi Rain in the 90's.

However, during the late 80's, Rocca was spending time writing and putting out productions and experimentations on his own Cobra imprint, joining up the missing musical dots between the Freeez and Midi Rain sounds.

Southern Freeze Pt II is basically a mix-up of Freeez classics IOU and Southern Freeez but in a what would best be described as a synth-pop, acid house and hi-nrg fusion. This creates a sound that in its day was equally at home with the dayglo ravers at clubs like Shoom, or amongst the sweaty bodies of gay men at nights such as Heaven.

Rocca's Revenge is the dub, stripped back to the bare bones, and mostly a percussive work-out, with occasional filtered edits of IOU and Southern Freeez to keep up the momentum.