The Rondo Brothers are masters of trip-hop, an electronica genre that lends itself well to be combined with world elements. On their latest loop collection, Seven Minutes To Midnight: Trip-Hop Loops & Samples, Jim Greer and Brandon Arnovick provide 581 captivating royalty-free WAV file loops.
The loop collection is divided into 17 songs, with melodies performed on guitars, electronic keyboards and other instruments, inspired by pop, rock and world sounds.
Based in San Francisco, The Rondo Brothers was formed in 2003. In 2006 the Rondos’ contribued to a remix by Dan The Automator (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030), and a New York Dolls remix for their 2006 release on Roadrunner Records. They also worked with producer Dan The Automator on Deltron 3030, Galactic’s Ruckus, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Head Automatica.
A lounge remix of Ella Fitzergald’s "Beginning To See The Light" was included on several remix compilations, and the Rondos collaborated with legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, Parliament) on a remix record for Bay Area jam band Vinyl.
Seven Minutes to Midnight is their most recent CD release.
Buy the loop collection, Seven Minutes To Midnight: Trip-Hop Loops & Samples.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.