mercredi 17 juin 2015

Azimute - Where Is The Magic (RBL027)

Next up on Rebellion is the duo Azimute with the otherworldly 'Where is The Magic'. Having previously released on Crosstown Rebels last year, 2015 brings a new and updated edit and original track to its sister label Rebellion.

"'My Dream' was created when we were touring and had similar weird dreams. Ironically Damian had vision of a re-edit of 'Where Is The Magic and this EP captures the essence of all 3 of our experiences". Azimute.

'Where Is The Magic' (2015 Rebellion Edit) introduces us to an ethereal, female vocal that encourages fantasies. Who is she...and what is the magic? Futuristic sounds that echo and bounce creating an enchanting experience. The next stop is 'My Dream' filled with swirling, cosmological sounds that punctuate a breathless and repetitive beats ascending into a dream-like state.

Cesare Marchese  and Philippe Quenum are Azimute, recently solidifying their partnership through releases on Crosstown Rebels and Trasmit Records. They regularly DJ and last year saw them create a special live set at the Umbria Jazz Festival whist also running their limited edition, vinyl only label Azimute Music.

Marchese & Quenum have been respected figures within the electronic music scene for some time with combined solo releases on label such as BPitch Control, Get Physical, Soma and NovaMute. Marchese also runs his own label Serialism ans was named the 'Beatport One To Watch' in 2009. Quenum has been working in music for over 20 years and started his first label Access58 in 1995 and subsequently co-founded Cadenza records with Luciano in 2003.

The next few months are set to be busy forAzimute with a releazse on Serialism coming out in August and the 'Transmat EP' set for release in October

1. Where Is The Magic (2015 Rebellion Edit)
2. My Dream

Release Date: 20/07/2015
Cat": RBL027
Distribution: Above Board Distribution


mercredi 10 juin 2015

Francesca Lombardo - Perseidi EP (CRM145)

Italian techno evangelist Francesca Lombardo sets up her forthcoming album on Crosstown Rebels with the 'Perseidi' EP, paired with a remix from highly revered producer Aril Brikha.

"Perseidi is named after a meteor shower called perseids" explains Francesca, 'Perseidi is the Italian name for it, wich comes from the constellation Perseus. The astral shower happens mid July till 15 August so this record is coming out at the right time'

Representative of her multi-disciplinary musical background, Francesca's music transcends the dance floor, each track providing an emotional narrative, full of wistful dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies, deep, hypnotic rhythms and her unforgettable vocals. Featuring live instrumentalist, merging the world of electronic music with Francesca's classical upbringing, The Perseidi EP is a combination of grand and orchestral compositions, together with subtle, nuanced numbers - a healthy balance that epitomizes Francesca's sound ethic; mature, refined and powerful. Aril Brikha's remix of the title track is equally as cinematic, fusing sweeping chords with subtle beats to create an epic classic

Francesca's classical musical training started on piano at the age of 6. Her first release on Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels label came in 2012, since which she has had several nominations for 'Breakthrough Artist Of The Year' and conceived a live set incorporating a group of instrumentalists, varying from a string quartet to a 40-piece symphony orchestra; collaborating to compose and conduct intricate new productions. 2015 welcomes a new phase of her career as she prepares to unveil her debut album, a body of work that will truly represent the essnce of what she is all about, forward-thinking, experimenting, well-crafted, thoughtful and, most importantly, made from the heart.

Born in Iran and raised in Sweden, Aril Brikha forged his career with one of the biggest techno records of all time, 'Groove La Chord', picked up by techno luminary Derrick May for Transmat Records. Since then he has delivered two critically-acclaimed albums and worked with acclaimed label such as Peacefrog and Poker Flat.

1. Perseidi
2. Uttermost
3. Perseidi (Aril Brikha Remix)
4. Tulips On Mars

Release Date: 20/07/2015
Cat#: CRM144
Distribution: !K7 / Above Board


samedi 6 juin 2015

Raw District Feat. Aquarius Heaven - Her Mind (CRM144)

Belgian duo Raw District pair up with the formidable Aquarius Heaven for a sophisticated and seductive EP for Crosstown Rebels. "Her Mind" also comes with a blazing Martin Buttrich remix.

"A vocal adds a unique vibe to a production, making it stand out from the crowd" explained Massimo Dacosta (Raw District). "So when it came to doing a follow-up to 'Ragged Star', we tried to challenge ourselves and give our very best. That's why we asked Aquarius Heaven. We're big fan of Brian and excited about the original and amazing work he delivered".

The iconic vocals of Aquarius Heaven sway against the mechanized dub-laden beats of 'Her Mind', forging a glowing fusion of languid harmony. 'Tell No One' is a sonically imposing beast of a track, whilst  Martin Buttrich's outstanding remix nests firmly in the heat of the night.

Raw District are the Belgian duo Vernon Bara and Massimo Da Costa, who met in a Mons record shop in 2000, and run the label Homecoming Music. Born in 2013, their music has since been seen on labels such as OMBrique RougeSouvenir , RobsoulOFF, and now Crosstown Rebels. Vernon Bara is also known as Ultrasone alongside Igor Vicente, the techno project that has released on Hot Creations and Supplement Facts.

Aquarius Heaven, born Brian Brewster, is an ex reggae dancehall and hip-hop singer. He moved to Paris in 2005, where he meet the Parisian electronic music trio dOP and after spending hours in the studio with the three musicians, Brian's musical sound was profoundly changed. We can still hear the colors of the Carribean in his vocals, and his music is unbound by the old rehashed sounds and limitations of the electronic music scene. All of this creates for a very interesting musical ride.

Martin Buttrich's journey into electronic music began in clubs in Berlin and hannver at the dawn of the 90s. His notorious collabs with Timo Maas and Loco Dice have led him to form the infamous label, Desolat, and he still managed to find time to put out a remarkable collection of music.

Release Date: 06/07/2015
Cat #: CRM144
Distribution!K7 / Above Board Distribution

1. Her Mind
2. Tell No One
3. Her Mind (Martin Buttrich Remix)