dimanche 21 avril 2013

Jamie Jones - Moan & Groan (CRM111)

Jamie Jones is back with a killer release for Crosstown Rebels. New single‘Moan & Groan’ is­ a vintage Jones production full of bounce, quirks and sex appeal. It´s joined by ­two remixes of ‘Tonight In Tokyo’ from Jamie’s album of secret weapons ‘Tracks From The Crypt’, released last summer. Both showcasing their own sharp, signature styles, Ben Westbeech’s darker alias Breach drops the deep bass while French house icons Cassius introduce epic chords and sky­scraping synth lines.
o Jamie Jones is renowned for his innovative music; his cross genre band, Hot Natured; and his pioneering label, Hot Creations ­ now with the off­shootHot Trax.
o+ Author of two solo albums for Crosstown Rebels, Jamie has also delivered a number of scene-­defining anthems including ‘Summertime’, his remix of Green Velvet’s ‘Flash’ and Azari & III’s ‘Hungry For The Power’. Plus Stunning reworks of The XX include ‘Crystalised’ and latest hit ‘Sunset’.
o+o With a Hot Natured album due this year on Hot Creations / FFrr / Warners, Jamie is illuminating the niche world of underground house music, most recently proven with the band’s sold out debut live shows at Brixton Academy.
o+o+ Easily one of the most hard working DJs on the planet, Jamie’s endless touring schedule includes nearly every major city and festival in the world including such spectacles as Glastonbury, Tomorrow Land, and Burning Man, as well as highly esteemed clubs like Warung, fabric, and Womb. In addition, he holds his own Ibiza party, Paradise every summer at DC10.

  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
  • Cat no: CRM111
  • Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
  • Distribution: Above Board Distribution
  • Released: Mon May 27th, 2013

vendredi 5 avril 2013

Mathew Jonson - Her Blurry Pictures (CRMCD023)


For many the ultimate visionary and sonic wizard, Mathew Jonson delivers a rare solo album for Crosstown Rebels with ‘Her Blurry Pictures’,encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich compositions.
Although distinctive as Jonson´s production style, ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ marks the end of a phase for the Canadian in which he used music as a tool of escapism and looking within. Predominantly made in his studio in Berlin in 2012 (alongside some older choices from his hometown of Vancouver) ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ maps his coming into focus, moving into a new chapter of reflection, remaining present and finding a deeper connection.


Rising to prominence over a decade ago, Mathew Jonson has cast shadows on others in his field through a distinctive voice that offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality, spanning elegant electronica, emotive techno and the universal laws of house. 
o+ A past cover star of DJ Mag UK and Groove Germany Jonson is one of the most well-respected names in electronic music with past releases on M_NUS, Perlon and his own Wagon Repair label.
o+o His first output in three years, the album follows two solo singles on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels imprint in 2012
o+o+ Jonson has recently focused on his Cobblestone Jazz outfit (an improvised live 3 piece collaboration techno project) and the extended fourpiece, the Modern Deep Left Quartet as well as Midnight Operator (a raw, rough, uptempo partnership focusing on dancefloor bombs), each of which have earned him widespread success.


“My solo material is introspective and I go deep into each feeling and direction. With Cobblestone Jazz it’s more like a conversation between players. Midnight Operator is nothing less than an all out attack on the senses.
In the studio I keep an intuitive way of working where there is freedom outside the laws of musical training. Tracks can be produced anywhere though - the first album track was made during soundcheck at Free Your Mind festival for example. The last few years my life has seen a transition from darker states into something filled with light. This has led to the release of my latest album."

  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
  • Cat no: CRMCD023
  • Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
  • Distribution: Above Board Distribution
  • Released: Tue Jun 11th, 2013

1. Level 7
2. Illusions Of Control
3. Sahara
4. Touch The Sky
5. Kissing Your Eyes
6. Body In Motion
7. Lightweight Champion
8. Her Blurry Pictures