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Live Review: Roosevelt captures the history of his sound on this stunning guest mix

15 January 2019 | 10:51 am | Caitlin Medcalf

Back in September, ROOSEVELT put out his second record. It's a follow up to his self-titled debut from 2016, and actually sees a marked difference in both sound and intention. I guess you could call it growth.

Where his debut was quite rooted in club culture and carving out these massive dancefloor moments, his second record, Young Romance, sees Roosevelt root himself more in the pop world, and he's come out absolutely guns blazing with this one.

Not to say there's no dancefloor moments on this record, because there are a hell of a lot of them, but you can see that he's really taken the time to refine his songwriting process and try his hand at the complexities of pop music. And the result? He's done this with what seems to be immense ease.

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To get more of an insight into the mind behind the record, Roosevelt put together a stellar 20 minute guest mix for our radio show on FBi Radio.

With a simple listen to basically any Roosevelt track, you can tell that it's the synths that captivate him. He's transferred this love onto his guest mix, carefully selecting tracks that are both historically apt and musically of his style. From listening to this mix, you can feel the respect he has for the history of the sounds he captures in his work, and I wholeheartedly respect that knowledge.

Would highly recommend sitting down this arvo with a cold beverage, out in the sun and putting this one on nice and loud.

You can hear guest mixes like this one every Saturday night on Purple Sneakers on FBi Radio. Tune in from 5-6PM AEDT locally at 94.5FM or DAB+ or stream online at


Do Your Dance (We Mean Disco Edit) - Rhyze

Lies (Theo Parrish Re-Edit) - GQ

Hooked (Kon's Nite Time Remix) - Sir Own

Moon Child (Joey Negro Edit) - Captain Sky

She's The Master Of The Game - Richard Jon Smith

Photo by David J East