vendredi 22 juin 2012

Fur Coat - Mind Over Matter (CRMCD019)

Fur Coat explore the power of thought in their first album for Crosstown Rebels ’Mind Over Matter’ after a steep climb into mainstream consciousness.
Fur Coat are about that space where darkness meets the groove. Their combination of live vocals and psychedelic synths create dance floor magic. The Venezuelan duo was spotted by Crosstown Rebels head Damian Lazarus little more than eight months ago, and they have since been on lockdown to complete their first studio album.
Bringing together some supreme guest vocalists such as Mel Blatt of All Saints fame, the young NYC star Rap Lisa, Big Bully known for his previous work with Jay Haze, Cari Golden, Argenis Brito and Stee Downes, the result is primed for taking charge of the dancefloor at the end of 2012.
Fur Coat plant the colour of their own continent - ‘Interlude’ takes a sample from the Venezuelan talking clock - while adding their own twist from their travels and supernatural experiences in mind-bending cuts such as ‘Spirit’ and the anthemic ‘You and I’ featuring Cari Golden.
“Mind Over Matter is a way of thinking that we have. We believe if you think what you want and you visualize it you can get it, and with the power of mind you can overcome any obstacle. Our inspiration is life itself, traveling, eating, knowing new places, new countries, meeting people, our girls (my girlfriend & israel wife), art, cultures.” Sergio Muñoz (Delete)
Fur Coat is the brainchild of Sergio Muñoz (Delete) and Israel Sunshine, two fresh producers from Venezuela. Their first single ‘Space Ballad’ feat. Argenis Brito featured a huge remix by Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs and kept all eyes firmly focused on the duo.
The worlds of Sergio and Israel collided in 2004 in their hometown of Caracas but crunch time came in Barcelona, summer 2010 when the pair decided to develop their sound collectively. Intent on making something fresh and futuristic, they work with shades of the soul, funk and disco music they share as influences.
Combined with the omnipresence of Latin music growing up, a formative cocktail of Giorgio Moroder, Larry Levan and La Fania All Stars and Salsa Brava led to a vibrant musical philiosophy and powerful desire to work their magic on the dancefloor.

  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
  • Cat no: CRMCD019
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  • Distribution: Above Board Distribution
  • Released: Mon Sep 17th, 2012


    01. Mind Over Matter (Intro)
    02. Those Days
    03. Pettit Pillow feat. Rap Lisa
    04. She’s All Good feat. Big Bully
    05. Falls Away feat. Mel Blatt
    06. The Man Of The Hour
    07. Spirit
    08. Going Nowhere feat. Stee Downes
    09. Change Resistance
    10. You And I feat. Cari Golden
    11. Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito
    12. Understand What I Do feat. Big Bully
    13. This Is The End

    mardi 12 juin 2012

    Francesca Lombardo - Changes EP (CRM098)

    98 releases strong and showing no signs of slowing when it comes to unearthing fresh talent and delivering high quality house music, This time Crosstown Rebels might just have discovered the new lady of house in Francesca Lombardo, judging by her exquisite debut - ‘Changes EP’.
    After a fateful meeting with Damian Lazarus at WMC 2011, London based DJ, Vocal Techniques graduate and classically trained pianist Francesca Lombardo began a 12 month process that has culminated in an incredibly diverse and accomplished debut EP. Having gained over 17,000 plays in the past few months on her ‘Introducing’ podcast for Crosstown Rebels ( and with an album in the pipeline for the label next year, there is much excitement surrounding this musical protégée.
    ‘The Change’ kicks off the EP energetically, in traditional Crosstown fashion - straight up underground house aimed directly at the floor and characterised by a beasty kick drum, neatly arranged vocal snippets and a wonky synth lead.
    Evolving with a more song-based quality, ‘Is It True’ moves the EP into ambient textures, sweeping the listener away into a lush, Burial-esque soundscape encapsulated with Francesca’s own haunting vocals and eerie synths, before dropping you straight back onto the dance-floor for an epic climax.
    Hitting the peak time, ‘Old School Anna’ is a heads-down, motor-city style, deep house affair, and for the fourth and final cut, the electronic sculptress displays an acute skill for toying with emotions, bringing the listener back down for the ethereal intro of ‘Sofiel’, and very gradually introducing a warm, deep groove to see the EP out.
    As Crosstown edges closer towards its 100th release, Francesca Lombardo upholds the indelible standard of the label, showcasing intricate technique and personal style. Effortlessly switching between dance-floor workouts and more song-based material, Francesca is a major electronic artist on the verge of global stardom.


  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
  • Cat no: CRM098
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  • Distribution: Above Board Distribution
  • Released: Mon Jul 16th, 2012