The next release on Crosstown Rebels off-shoot Rebellion comes from the welcomed collaboration of Sandeman & John Monkman.
"French Girl In Berghain was inspired after a weekend lost in Berlin. It's our first collaboration together and much like those 48 hrs we tried to find a balance between order and chaos." Sandeman & John Monkman.
The exact story behind "French Girl In Berghain" remains a mystery. Only Sandeman and Monkman know the true origins of this dark and seedy cut. Two questions remain unanswered - who is she and what really happened that night in Berghain?. The track feeds the imagination with its warm swinging bass and seductive French female vocals, deep bass and penetrating electronic chords that climax in a frenzy of laughs, giggles and erratic synths. Complete with a useful "Laughapella" DJ Tool.
Sandemanis most recognized as one half of underground house act Wildkats. Taking flight as a solo artist this year he's received kudos with releases on Get Physical Musicand Om Records. In addition he also runs his own London parties You Are We and has recently launched the spin-off You Are We Record label.
John Monkman recently released 'The Bumps' in collaboration with Pete Tong and achieved the ranks of Beatport Number One in 2012 with his track 'Don(t Have To Be Beautiful'. Outside of the dance scene John has provided electronic input, mixing and production for a number of mainstream artists including Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry doing the bulk of the programming for Ferry's latest album, 'OLYMPIA', when he worked alongside members of Radiohead, Chic, Pink Floyd and more.
Next up on Crosstown Rebels is a release from one of the most long standing and highly respected artists of the techno scene, Dave Angel
"Inspired by music from my youth, Revelation and Guru are a perfect partnership of ideas and sounds I put together to reflect that. I'm also really excited to be part of the Crosstown family" Dave Angel said.
Dave Angel has created a forceful and thumping techno dream with 'Revelation', a track that unfolds as intensity increases. 'Guru''s techno infusion beholds a dreamy vocal, warm synths amidst a driving beat made for tireless dancefloors.
A part of the very fabric of the UK techno scene, Dave Angel's status as an erudite for electronic culture is based upon the endless memories of those who have lied, loved and danced to the astonishing output of music he has created over the years. Born the son of a jazz musician and brother to British Hip-Hop artist Monie Love, Dave's path in music came to the fore during the 80s acid house scene in London.
Dave's weekly broadcast on pirate radio station Phaze One catapulted him into the spot light with notable publications like Mixmag, DJ Magazine and The Guardian. He has remixed Orbital, Sun Electric, Carl Cox, Juan Atkins, Spooky, James, Roni Size and Underworld and released on esteemed labels such as Polydor/Love, Outer Rhythm, Fnac, React Records, Island, R&S and Outrage Recordings as well as his own infamous Rotation Records.