mercredi 26 octobre 2011
The Rebel squad return to the Electric Pickle on Sunday December 4th during Art Basel week in Miami. Come join the fun and wild antics as the crew touch down on the terrace from 12 noon, mixing music with art and showing Miami once again how to party. After the sun goes down on the outdoor session, the party will move inside and will take us through till Monday.
lundi 24 octobre 2011
Crosstown Rebels retain their untouchable high standard as they delve into the blissfully advanced musical world of Dinky. ‘Sealed’ is a two-track treasure through driving deep house and effortlessly smooth techno, embodying that special touch only Dinky can deliver.
Title track ‘Sealed’ showcases an intricate weave of percussion and electronic stabs straddled across a rounded warping bass that dominates the depths of this delicious cut of driving tech-house. A Balearic tinged vocal, sung by the stunningly talented producer herself develops and steers the track along a new avenue, while an undulating LFO below the rhythm engages and disengages by going in and out of time, causing a stir in the rhythmic dynamic and securing this track as one of true class and complexity.
B-side ‘Eeled’ steams in with a seriously powerful bass and clap that drives the housier of the two cuts, while pacey and at times erratic electronic keys creep in to provide a prominent element to this dance floor treat. The surging energy and illustrious sound quality riding throughout both tracks showcase Dinky at her absolute best and prove why Crosstown Rebels are proud to have her in the family.
Chilean producer and leading light, Alejandra Iglesias aka Dinky has been riding at the forefront of her game for considerable time now and each move she makes seems to elevate her further and further from the pack. Her latest venture on Crosstown Rebels is clearly no exception. No stranger in the Rebels camp, Dinky stepped up to the mark for the third in the Get Lost series and recently featured on the Get Lost 4 compilation mixed by Damian Lazarus. Also fresh from her recent smash ‘Time To Lose It EP’ on Visionquest and her seamless contribution to the profoundly acclaimed ‘Wagon Repair All-Stars’, Dinky has been maximizing her already sky high status reeling out a string of releases that ooze her musically influenced background and passionate eclecticism. The future in Dinky Land shines even brighter with anticipation mounting for her exciting new project with Matthew Styles forthcoming on the unstoppable Crosstown Rebels next year.
- Label: Crosstown Rebels
- Cat no: CRM087
- Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
- Distribution: Above Board Distribution
- Released: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
samedi 15 octobre 2011
mardi 11 octobre 2011
Joining forces with the mighty Crosstown Rebels once again, Nico Purman exhibits his diverse talents and musical roots with the ‘Fade Away EP’, effortlessly straddling the disco-techno hybrid ground with a purple nod towards Prince.
Argentinean producer Nico Purman dazzled the Crosstown catalogue back in 2007 with his ‘Lunatique EP’, showcasing his techier style with the title track being licensed to the Get Lost 2 compilation mixed by Jamie Jones. Approaching a whole new sound, his ‘Fade Away EP’ is an uplifting journey, capturing the essence of funk with a futuristic edge whilst echoing Nico’s early musical influences and drumming credentials.
Title track ‘Fade Away’, which became a highly requested single after appearing on Get Lost 4 mixed by Damian Lazarus, is a solid injection of disco riding a wave of electro synths along a tight groove and Prince-esque vocals. A powerful and punchy bass line secures ‘Fade Away’ as a glitterball dancefloor delight. Over on the B-side, ‘Falling’ hypnotises the mind with warping synth structures that penetrate the atmosphere of grumbling bass. With an electronic drive in the groove and a steady drum pattern, the subtly seductive “falling” vocal adds to the ethereal touch.
‘Melina’ is the first of the digital only tracks, holding a raw bass and balanced claps to set the pace, with an array of uplifting synths rolling over the tougher electronic melody. The track evolves into cosmic journey with hints at nu-disco further expressing Nico’s ability to fuse genres. Rounding off the EP, ‘Think’ is a soothing dose of down tempo disco destined for the last sun dance along Balearic tides. Casting a serene and tranquil energy, you are left once again fully satisfied at the hands of Crosstown Rebels
Released : November 21st, 2011