via 5 Magazine: "Rocksteady Disco bridges the best of the industry’s past with the relevancy of the modern music scene, while featuring a combination of influences that have been brought together with a singular purpose. With this approach, the young imprint which was established only five years ago has the feel of a label that has been around for generations.
The Rocksteady Disco name is a nod to the roots of the soundsystem culture of reggae with a respect for the original spirit of the discotheque, a history that founder Peter Croce feels is vital for today’s music scene to recognize. Other elements which create a feeling of longevity include an emphasis on forging a collaborative artistic community, as well as using only local Detroit-based businesses to manufacture their records. Inspired by the “DIY ethic & diversity of the music culture of detroit,” Peter has made relationship-building a vital part of Rocksteady Disco’s ethos, one that runs from the first introduction to the artist to the printing of the final product. With every EP released on vinyl, the dedication to the process and the people involved is evidence of Peter Croce’s mission to “Do something timeless in this neoliberal consumption culture.”
Rooted in house & techno but with a jazzy and Afro-Brazilian touch, Rocksteady Disco’s focus on the importance of dance music culture can be heard in their curation and witnessed in the care that is taken with each release. In a throwaway, on-demand, insta-satisfaction society, researching and respecting dance music’s history while implementing the ideals which led to its present state means taking the longer, more arduous road. But driven by a motivation to share its messages and to create lasting connections that stand the test of time, Rocksteady Disco’s journey has just begun."
est. 2014 Detroit by Peter Croce and Moonlighter
Rocksteady Disco releases have been charted by Jimpster
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