Ranger Trucco ‘Summer 23’

Artist: Ranger Trucco
Title: Summer 23
Label: range.
Cat. #: rr005
Release Date: 24th August 2023
Format: Digital
1. street knowledge.
2. street knowledge. (Max Chapman Remix)
3. sunday walk.

Ranger Trucco returns to his blossoming range. imprint, as he delivers the summer instalment of 2023’s schedule while welcoming Max Chapman to the label on remix duties.P

LA based DJ/producer Ranger Trucco has been a bubbling name for a while now, but 2023 really seems to be the year where he’s put a stamp down as one of the fastest rising house talents in the US. Working and crafting his sound over the past few years, Ranger has steadily built a sound he’s becoming known for across the globe, releasing material on the likes of Stefano Noeferini’s Deeperfect while remixing Italian favourite LEON, with supporters in artists such as Jamie Jones, Archie Hamilton and Prunk. Hot on the heels of his recent Beatport #1 release in Minimal/Deep Tech with Spring’s instalment, the label boss is back on his range. imprint with two fresh originals to close out summer in style – while welcoming his first guest artist to the label in the form of UK DJ/ producer Max Chapman who joins on remix duties.

An EP built around inspiration from the summer weather, walks in SoCal and travel from West Coast to East, these cuts have all been making an impact on dancefloors already, and they look set for an even bigger impact as they’re finally released to the world.

Lead track ‘street knowledge.’ is a certified groover built for those sun-soaked terraces across Ibiza through to leading Festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. A zig-zagging baseline and shuffling drums build to welcome rich chords and playful vocals, while sweeping synths and acid-laced leads add well-worked layers to a slick opener. Up next, the aptly titled ‘sunday walk.’ is a jazz-tinged and blissful second original, utilising bright keys, soulful vocals and rich brass interludes to set up a breezy journey. To close, Max Chapman’s take on the lead track veers towards garage-leaning spheres, opting for resonant organ stabs above skippy percussion arrangements with his lively remix.