Sonny Fodera has released his fourth album Rise.
Often when DJs try and make an album, they look to expand beyond their normal club-oriented repertoire and get cute on a more melodic album. Sometimes, they get too cute and just write (often with help) middling lyrics and melodies.
Sonny Fodera doesn’t do any of that.
His world revolves around the club and this album plays directly to that. There are more soulful deep numbers like “Push Them Away,” uplifting piano house like “Been A Long Time” and harder, grittier house cuts such as his collab with Biscits “Scratch My Back.” The moments where he veers away from club music can be stumbling blocks, like when he dabbles in funk with “I Got You Girl.” It never really picks up and seems to be caught between funk and house music.
The album is at its best when it is bringing pure, unbridled dancefloor energy and for the most part it does just that. Here is your soundtrack to the weekend. Pick up a copy for the album here.