• Markus Saarländer

New EP By Berlin-Based Sid Le Rock on Hafendisko


The Native born Canadian, Sidney Sheldon Thompson aka Sid Le Rock has had a prolific career throughout the course of his musical endeavours. Sid was one of the first of many North Americans to make the overseas move to Germany in 2003. Already making a name for himself with the earned success of his 2 prior albums releases under the monikers, Pan/Tone & one album as Gringo Grinder, the new project addition as Sid Le Rock aspired to enhance his creative talents & explore various forms of electronic dance music.

Currently residing in Berlin - Le Rock has numerous killer releases under his belt, on labels such as Mute Records, Kompakt, My Favorite Robot, Shitkatapult, hafendisko and his own label Beachcoma. Most recently he released the Ear Falls on Lac Seul E.P. on Dantze music.And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. He also has an impressive back catalogue of Gringo Grinder and Pan/Tone releases. Sid releases his second EP with Hamburg based label Hafendisko on 25.08.2017. The new Sink Or Swim EP shows off his musical footprint once more, balancing between motoric beats, pulsing synths and cosmic sounds and melodies. The three-track EP opens up with ‘Beckon’ - a mid tempo chugger with atmospheric pads and killer percussion. ‘Silent Service’ is darker in mood, a nervy rhythm works its magic around a pulsing, mutating synth. ‘Afloat’ owes more to italo and no-wave influences, an arpeggiated synth line battles with cosmic sounds and melodies, all tied together with another chugging beat that will work any dance floor.

Out: 25.08.2017

Label: Hafendisko, Hamburg

Sid Le Rock Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sidlerock

Hafendisko Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hfn-music

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