mercredi 31 août 2011



Crosstown Rebels are immensely proud to present latest signing Fur Coat and their epic tech-funk odyssey. Featuring an absolutely killer remix from man of the moment Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs ‘Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito’ is about to blow your mind.
A feast of funked up jamming, discoid transmitters and wonky tech wizardry, ‘Space Ballad’, featuring the extra-terrestrial vocals of Argenis Brito, is a twisted excursion to a parallel party universe. The chunky house groove and tricky weave of funk and techy kicks make for a thrilling cosmic ride that’s underpinned by a deep and dirty bassline. Fiercely championed by label-head Damian Lazarus, Fur Coat are about to mark themselves out as beacons of light in the Rebels stable.
In an almighty coup, Crosstown Rebels have snared one of dance music’s brightest talents to deliver a remix for the Venezuelan wunderkind. Bringing his innovative, boundary crashing style to the package, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs packs a bit more punch in the groove and propels epic soaring synths into a murky rave dynamic of gritty bashment beats and bass. TEED also lends his vocals to the second remix. The adventurous character recently travelled to the Congo in Africa as one of the personally invited producers to collaborate on Damon Albarn’s new LP project, working with local musicians for an album on Warp in association with Oxfam. After three magnificent EPs on the London/Berlin based Greco-Roman label, TEED’s next single ‘Garden’ is out in October and the highly anticipated debut album is expected early 2012.
Fur Coat aka Sergio Muñoz (Delete) and Israel Sunshine both grew up in Venezuela under the influence of old groove music from the funk, soul and disco era and 90’s jams as well as Latin grooves. Joining forces late in 2010 after their solo involvement in South America’s dance music scene brought their creative visions together, the Fur Coat project was born. The unpredictable nature of their evolving musical style will captivate the dancefloor but these gentlemen intend to transport your soul to another dimension. With an album in production and another EP on the way, ‘Space Ballad’ is just a taster for what’s in store.

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samedi 27 août 2011


One thing about Damian Lazarus’ A&R choices for Crosstown Rebels: they’re never predictable. After Caribou (in his Daphni guise) recently turned up remixing Art Department’s ”We Call Love,” Lazarus brings us another left-field pick in the form of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, remixing new Crosstown signings Fur Coat.
Out on September 26, “Space Ballad” is just a teaser for what’s to come from the Venezuelan duo of Sergio Muñoz (Delete) and Israel Sunshine, who have an album and an EP in production for Crosstown; Argenis Brito sings on the track, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs offers up two mixes, including one with his own vocals.
You can check out a SoundCloud stream of the latter mix after the jump; just click “continue reading.” Get more Crosstown, including Deniz Kurtel and Mykle Anthony’s recently released “Best Of,” featuring a Dixon remix, on Beatport here. And hear Fur Coat’s remix of Russ Yallop’s “Crossroads” here.

lundi 22 août 2011



Crosstown Rebels get set to unleash one of the year’s most highly anticipated records ‘Can’t Leave You’, from one of the biggest stars of 2011, Maceo Plex. The flawless ‘Sweating Tears EP’, is a three tiered dancefloor delight – taking you from anthemic disco-house gold to the dark and driving Tale Of Us remix.
Eric Estornel aka Maceo Plex has performed some kind of phenomenon in the relatively short time he’s been on the radar of everyman and his dog. From his cloaked techno beginnings to ‘Vibe Your Love’ and ‘Life Index’ (Crosstown Rebels) – one of house music’s most talked about albums of the year so far, Maceo Plex in live mode is seducing the masses with his aural Prozac – an innate blend of sun-kissed soul and vibrant disco house.
‘Can’t Leave You’ is without doubt a smash record of epic proportions. Already winning over legions of fans after its outings at some of the world’s biggest dance events over the last few months, the demand for this record is now reaching fever pitch. ‘Can’t Leave You’ is Maceo Plex truly arriving at his signature sound. Eric’s fusion of lush instrumentals and disco bounce with a darker vein of rumbling bass – along with funky hand-claps and guitars and lively synth lines, amounts to an irresistible concoction of immaculately produced dancefloor disorder.
B-Side ‘Stop Your Hate’ is going to be a fellow summer terrace favourite with an epic build and disco breakdown that showcases Maceo Plex at the peak of his technical prowess. Just as stomping as ‘Can’t Leave You’ but with a murkier quality ‘Stop Your Hate’ is Maceo flexing his interplanetary funk muscle while delivering an affirmative message to the party crowd.
Berlin-based wonders, Tale Of Us, appear to be on top of everyone’s list of remix artists and for good reason. As well as delivering their magnetic blend of forward-thinking groove music on the ‘Dark Song EP’ for Visionquest, garnering the Italian duo over-night kudos from those in the know, Tale Of Us sure know how to make a outsider’s track their own (think Thugfucker’s ‘Disco Gnome’/ Who Made Who’s ‘Every Minute Alone’). Transforming ‘Can’t Leave You’ into a deep and moody groover, their remix is driven by a lover’s lament and awash with sinister synths stabs and rolling percs.

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