Emerging from the Crosstown Rebels camp and into the limelight, Iranian/Canadian producer Amirali is heading for big things in 2012. Launching the year with first single ‘Beautiful World,’ this dynamic pop-infused bomb will instantly captivate the dancefloor along with its trio of potent reincarnations.
Laced with the gothic sound of Depeche Mode colliding in the future with the spawn of Art Department and Underworld at Burning Man’s Robot Heart, the original cut of ‘Beautiful World’ is a seductive, space-age concoction of weird and groovy magnitude to enliven the body and feed the soul. Driven by bass swagger and imbued with an air of cinematic harmony, the penetrating vocal injects a gothic pop sensibility and marks out Amirali as the new voice in dance music. In this near epic package, the song is given cubic dimensions by a pool of current world-class talent.
Suol-mate Daniel Bortz delivers a percussive treat in his remix with bongos and shakers rolling over a deep disco house groove as moody inflections on the vocal and slower swirling pads create lush space between the original elements. Bortz has made a meteoric rise in dance music since his RnB inspired EP ‘The One’ dropped on Suol Music last year. The German producer is also known for his huge re-edits of James Blake, Nirvana and Unkle.
Next up, the queen of atmospheric house Deniz Kurtel is back on Crosstown ahead of the release of her second artist album later in the year. Bringing down the pace, allowing for plenty of spooky spaciousness, Kurtel’s rework is one of those holy end-of-the-night records, effortlessly gliding from futuristic bleeps to funky licks and utilising the melody to devastating effect. Taking things in an entirely fresh direction, Canadian producer and brother of Mathew Jonson, Nathan Jonson aka Hrdvsion (Wagon Repair) creates a more spikey electro version in the final remix that’s offset with the warping futuristic pads and metallic beats.
Since opening the Get Lost 4 compilation with the track ‘My Way’, Amirali has been as bubbling talent just waiting to blow up the Rebels camp in 2012. Having been working closely with Damian Lazarus over the past year, the completed album is set for a release this Spring and will see the development of this true musicians unique sound, blurring the lines of techno/disco/funk and electronica along with that mysterious and haunting voice.
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