In a world jam-packed with one-hit-wonders, extremely consistent Dance producers have always been sought after. And that makes Rodg one of the rare-breed. The humble Dutchman is one of the best kept Armada Music secrets, delivering top notch releases of unwavering quality on a regular basis. An impressive string of features on various Armada compilations proved to be the stepping stone for Rodg’s versatile and exhaustive sound, long defining the renowned chill-out vibe and portraying baffling interpretations of the sound of summer. However, even a quick glance at his discography reveals that there is more to him than meets the eye. Rodg reached the coveted #1 position on the Beatport Chill-Out Charts with ‘Jaqueline’, carving the way for an ever-increasing number of state-of-the-art records to follow up on previous mind-blowing compositions. Through game-changing collaborations (e.g. with Patrick Baker) and solid remixes for huge artists (e.g. Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Solid Stone, Cosmic Gate, Ruben de Ronde), Rodg works his way up the old fashioned way: through extensive support of the whole gamut of top-tier performers, including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Max Graham, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, and Ruben de Ronde. The Rodg sound has become inseparable from Armin van Buuren’s warm-up atmosphere, leading to unforgettable performances at A State Of Trance shows in Utrecht, Ibiza, and Mexico, Armada Nights, and his signing to Armada Bookings. He is responsible for one of the six sublime mixes on the A State Of Trance Festival 2015 compilation, the work-horse of the Armada family and a mainstay on countless worldwide Dance compilations. He is the present and the future of Electronic Dance Music, yet seemingly always underrated. He is Rodg.
A State of Trance XXL
Episode ASOT XXL 910 was broadcast on 18/04/2019