To sit at a table set with the sounds of TwoFourteen is to be served Hungry-man portions of honey-buttered electro beats, side dishes of synth-line treats, and dollops of IDM-get-down.Like most musicians, Chris Roman's path is rooted in a veritable melting pot of sounds. Some of the influences are obvious. Others not so much so.
His Puerto Rican birthright and Miami upbringing ring apparent when he's pumping out sci-fi roller disco sounds, but when his vibe turns to the cold dark comfort of Detroit-esque minimal mind funk, it would seem this man forgets from whence he came. It's a memory lapse that sounds like a lap dance in the side room of a space ship.
More importantly, it's a memory lapse that works.
It's not so much a lapse then as a love of diversity, a creative finesse with a variety of good tastes. TwoFourteen effortlessly blends lush Latin roots with robo-transformer trips, always maintaining a skillful balance between the nasty, the not-right, the cold, hard, and just-right -- all at the same time. He's got plenty of tricks up his proverbial record sleeve. And he's been pulling them out for years now in various Florida forums as well as a recent root-return to Puerto Rico.
He’s a featured artist on “We Are the Music Makers” forthcoming compilation disc as well as a sound contributor to Moloko Pussycat Factory’s widely applauded documentary, Electro Dziska.
TwoFourteen can also be found on the infamous Ai records imprint where his tracks appeared on the Newtown and Station compilations. He’s also scheduled to slate a solo EP on Ai later this year.
Wherever you can find it, count on TwoFourteen for premium blend electro and assorted savory flavors from the future.