Roosevelt and Nile Rodgers have paid tribute to iconic New York disco loft Studio 54 on new collaborative single 'Passion'. Have a listen below.
The track is a thematic extension of German singer Roosevelt's acclaimed 2021 album, 'Polydans', which the artist described as a love letter to the dancefloor, and the interconnectivity of parties. Continuing with that idea, he has teamed up with one of his own personal idols and one of the most significant names in contemporary music history, Chic founder Rodgers, with the pair creating a sonic ode to a truly legendary and era-defining venue.
“Nile has been one of my biggest influences over the years, so working on a track together with him was an absolute dream come true. The track had many different shapes and forms over almost two years, so I'm happy to finally have a version that I'm happy with," said Roosevelt, AKA Marius Lauber. "Nile and I worked on the track remotely via phone calls and e-mails, before I finally met him in LA to celebrate the completion of it. The man is a living legend to me, and just talking to him about the early disco days was such a big inspiration. 'Passion' is an ode to Studio 54, a homage to the energy and ecstasy of late-70s disco.”
Roosevelt has also cited efforts remixing the likes of Chvrches, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Glass Animals, alongside time spent DJing at intimate venues in cities such as London, Lisbon, and Berlin sources of inspiration. In the wake of this latest release, he embarks on a much anticipated European tour, calling at cities including Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Brussells and Istanbul. Full listings below.
Roosevelt European Live Dates Summer 2022
26/5 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
27/5 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
29/5 - Cologne, Germany - Carlswerk Victoria
2/6 - Paris, France - La Trabendo
3/6 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
6/6 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
7/6 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
8/6 - Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie
9/6 - Istanbul, Turkey - Zorlu Performing Arts Centre
14/8 - Buftea, Romania - Summer Well Festival