Rohne presents new ethereal single ‘Phase’, third release in 2021
Portland-based DJ and producer Rohne returns with his third single in 2021 called Phase, part of a journey started at the beginning of the year with Ceres and then followed by Twelve.
You may have heard about Rohne in 2018 when his album Meridiandropped. It generated over 8 million streams, radio play on SiriusXM, and multiple Hype Machine #1’s. From the deep and cinematic lines of his debut album, Rohne has moved a bit chasing the melodic and techno sound, made with long lines, minimal beats, and simple but effective percussive ryhtyhm. This is the formula of Phase; starting very slow with a clean ryhtyhm, the record flows through dreamy and ethereal soundscapes, delivering a feeling of wellness and serenity. Analog synths, crystal bowls, piano textures, and broken rhythms are among the sounds featured. Rohne’s take on a more club-oriented track comes together with an off-kilter and eclectic mix of sounds.
Phase was a leap into new creative territory for me. It was a lesson in trusting intuition and authenticity over what you “think” is right. Once I let go of the idea of what my sound should be, I landed on something I’m quite proud of. – Rohne
While traveling the world with a laptop, headphones, and field recorder, Rohne (Keenan Branch) discovered his craft. The release of his debut work, “Meridian,” was the culmination of ideas and inspirations captured at his home studio, mobile set-ups in India, and various locations in between. Following the first release, a commitment to cultivating stillness through a simple way of life emerged. Days of solitude, forest walks, and studio time served as a foundation for him to explore his passion for philosophy and the limits of creativity.