The Rimshooters - An Slow Motion Record Release
Massimiliano Pagliara & Rotciv
THE RIMSHOOTERS // slow motion, skylax
FABRIZIO MAMMARELLA // slow motion, bear funk
FRANZ UNDERWEAR // slow motion
the other floor.
SORRY ENTERTAINERS // shitkatapult
MIRA // bar25
JOAO MARIA // assemble music
BINH // cdv
... are Massimiliano Pagliara and Rotciv, who initially met via Facebook in September 2010. Sharing a big love for classic 80′s and 90′s records – but not only – they decided to get together and start producing music.
Rotciv came from Brazil to visit Massimiliano in his Berlin home-studio, and that’s where it all began. The first experiments very quickly got attention by some known and acclaimed record labels, such as Skylax, Lovemonk, Slow Motion and Space Ranger, who decided to release them.
The Rimshooters name comes from a special obsession for rim shot drum sounds, typically found on famous and legendary Roland drum computers such as TR-808, 909, 707, which both of them had already used in their individual productions. Another common factor is also the use and abuse of acid lines and arpeggios. Thus, the final result is a mixture of classic and vintage sounding tracks yet modern, through the use of old synthesizers and drum machines as well as software artifacts and techniques. In fact, if Massimiliano comes from a hardware-analog based background, Rotciv comes from a sample based one, with lots of knowledge and experience in studio post-production. Now both based in Berlin are working on live shows, while djing at some of the most interesting venues in town and abroad.