The Virus (Remix)/ The Virus/ Passerby (Remix)/ Passerby
12" Vinyl Single Record
Roughstars is a Brooklyn-based dance/rock group that is circuit veterans at the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens clubs. Clearly influenced by ESG and Liquid Liquid and taking from the sound of Scottish rock/funk 80s pioneers APB with their denser production and meatier drums mixed with a guitarist whose distortion pedal is rarely off, their original tracks fall into the same vein as Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Bloc Party. Citizen Kane (Adult Section, APT, The Greatest Part), associated in spirit and style with DJ's Harvey, Danny Krivit & Norman Jay, remixes "Virus" in his signature balaeric, leftfield, dirty way, extending it to 7 plus minutes of dance floor rock ala Stone Roses "I Am the Ressurection". Nick Chacona is another versatile NYC-based DJ who has released records with Saw Recordings, Buzzin Fly, Strata, Vision & Bear Funk, DJs the monthly party "Deep End" with Kane. His signature House and Disco sound is favored by such DJs as Doc Martin and Harvey and keeps him traveling between gigs in San Francisco, Holland, Germany, and Brazil. His version of "Passerby" is a stripped-down, soulful, deep take on the bass guitar-driven original, filtered into oblivion.