mardi 30 mai 2017

Serge Devant & Damiano Feat. Camille Safiya - Thinking Of You (CRM183)

Following monumental releases on both Rebellion and Crosstown Rebels, Serge Devant is back on board the label to deliver one of his best to date. The immensely sensual Thinking Of You sees his team up once again with Damiano and Camille Safiya with invigorating remixes from heavy-weights Reboot and Art Department.

Serge Devant has been turning heads since the seminal Fearing Love feat. Camille Safiya dropped in 2015 on Emerald City, picking up the Best Music Video Award at the 2016 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival. Serge reveals : "It was so nice to have the same company back in the studio to work on more magic !" 'Thinking Of You' breaths the air of summer with its blissfully smooth chords and deep hypnotic tones. He explains "This record took some time to finish; we recorded so many good vocal bits, it made it difficult to choose what to keep.". Serge also provides an electrifying 'Floor Cut' for those later hours.

Frankfurt's Reboot brings his flavor to the release with intricate percs and deep underlying pads. Growing up in Sven Väth's Omen Club, the talented musician now spearheads the 'New Sound Of Frankfurt' and has released on a wealth of labels like Connaisseur Recordings, Supplement Facts, Combi Int, Moon Harbour, Cadenza and Get Physical Music.

Welcomed back on Crosstown Rebels , No. 19 boss Jonny White Aka Art Department delivers a raw, techno cut in his 'Modular Perspective' Remix, complemented by his 'Jaded Perspective'remix which packs more swing but hold techno energy for the dancefloor. Jonny has seen almost unparalleled success in the world of dance music and continues to be at the forefront of the industry with a huge focus on his record labels and his in-demand label showcases that take the name of his vinyl only label, Social Experiment Records.

1. Thinking Of You
2. Thinking Of You (Serge Devant's Floor Cut)
3. Thinking Of You (Reboot's 'Kadaitcha Man' Rework)
4. Thinking Of You (Art Department's 'Modular Perspective' Remix)
5. Thinking Of You (Art Department 'Jaded Perspective' Remix)

Released: 23/06/2017
Cat#: CRM183
Distribution: Above Board

mercredi 17 mai 2017

Stimmhalt - Dreams (RBL045)

Up next on Crosstown Rebels' sub-label Rebellion is Georgia-born Stimmhalt. 'Dreams' , his debut release with the label, features alongside an entrancing remix from esteemed producer and composer Pezzner.

A vast array of digital and vinyl releases under his belt, Stimmhalt Aka David Gvaberidze makes a fine addition to the Rebellion roster. Dreams provides an excellent demonstration of his ability to combine the hard-hitting basslines with uplifting chords, an ideal early hours soundtrack. On the remix, Pezzner has brought his exceptional composition skills to the table to create a bouncy acompaniament to the original.

Inspired by his first performance at Burning Man back in 2015, David explains " music now is based on deep, spiritual and ethnic music."Taking his influence from a range of genres including Asian, Arabic and Georgian folk music, Stimmhalt is not your average electronic artist.

Having previously released on Underyourskin Records and L'Enfant Terrible among others, Stimmhalt the man himself remains enigmatic, known purely for his artistic talent. Pezzner, a teacher, producer and composer of music has previously released on: Get Physical, Freerange, Visionquest and Systematic among others, and returns once more to Rebellion having released his One More Ep in 2011.

1. Dreams
2. Dreams (Pezzner Remix)

Released: 16/06/2017
Cat#: RBL045
Distribution: Above Board


mercredi 10 mai 2017

John Monkman -HARMONIX (CRM182)

Riding high on the success of his EPOCH EP  in February, John Monkman makes his debut on Crosstown Rebels with HARMONIX, a celebration of the Moog Voyager, whilst techno heavyweight Matrixxman supplies the remix.

A rrue master of his craft, Monkman has been creating music for over a decade and his passion and experience shine through his productions. HARMONIX was born after the UK producer and DJ limited himself to,just one synth, resulting in "interesting harmonics and a rawness that comes from syncing the oscillators, combined with an overload hack that gives the sound a little more juice".

Sophisticated and formidable, HARMONIX1 and HARMONIX2 are orchestrated around the legendary Moog Voyager, with charged high hats that fracture the driving beat. US producer and DJ Matrixxman completes the EP with an imposing remix, verging on cinematic and brimming with atmosphere

Continually building on his solid reputation, John Monkman has previously collaborated with Pete Tong, toipped the Beatprot charts and releaed on labels including Kompakt, Get Physical and Noir and has recently launched his new imprint Beesemyer Music.

Released: 09/06/2017
Cat#: CRM182
Distribution: Above Board