New Zealand producer Rolo Green has established himself as one of the most exciting talents to emerge in electronic music in the past year,
with a string of releases and DJ reactions that belies what is actually a very short time in the spotlight. Whether it be his hypnotic, melodic take on Progressive House,
his technical and textured Trance or his releases under the moniker of Harper & Green, his work is consistent and of a high quality that few rival.
Growing up in Napier, the North Island of New Zealand, he became influenced in dance music culture from afar from a young age. At fifteen, he was given his first set of decks and taught himself to mix (despite being belt driven decks that never stayed in time.) “I was given an early Paul Oakenfold mix from Radio 1 and that was me, hooked” he explains, “after that I was exposed to progressive and trance. I’ve tried to mix this together in my own music – a bit of everything.”
Rolo started producing at 24, amassing a wealth of vinyl and experience and dedicating his life to learning about music production. His first release came shortly after but it was his “Lifetime EP” that proved to be a real launch pad. Nick Warren snapped up the track playing it regularly during his tour of Asia setting in motion a chain of events that would change his life forever. “When Warren played my music I jumped up and down for 2 minutes non stop. All my dreams had come true.”
Its epic and moody synth work pointed to a talent that surprised considering his short time releasing records, and his ascent from then on in was steady with releases finding their way on to Perfecto, Zerothree, Avanti, Enhanced and most recently of all, a string of successful releases on Anjunabeats.