jeudi 22 juin 2017

Deniz Kurtel - The Fifth House (CRM185)

Leading lady and artistic talent Deniz Kurtel returns to Crosstown Rebels to explore new production sounds, venturing deeper into the realms of dub and beyond with 'The Fifth House'. It is also with huge honor that the release includes a stunning melodic remix from highly sophisticated producer Trevino following his recent passing.

"Over the last few years, I've been cultivating The Fufth House both as a physical space and a state of mind, where I have joined my various artistic projects under one banner. Conceived from the astrological comcept that life emanates from twelve terrains of experience, The Fifth House is the house of pleasure associated with creative expression and true love. This release is one part of a continuous journey where I explore new sounds and creative territories, which I developed simultaneously with an art and music space of the same name in Brooklyn. I'm honored to have met Trevino through his remix of The Fifth House, and deeply saddened by his recent passing. Massive respect for this beautiful talent." Deniz Kurtel.

Since her first album Music Watching Over Me was released on Crosstown Rebels back in 2011, Deniz Kurtel has continued to push boundaries creatively through her art and music. Focusing on LED light installation, Deniz has travelled the world with her stunning live show which incorporates both of her talents. Her second album 'The Way We Live' dropped on Wolf + Lamb in 2012 which received high acclaim. More recent releases also appeared on Rumors and No.19.

Marcus Julian Kaye is better known by his drum and bass stage name Marcus Intalex, and also his house and techno pseudonym, Trevino. He founded the record labels Soul:R, Revolve:R and Birdie which served as a platform for his music with notable recent releases also on the likes Hotflush, The Nothing Special, Aus Music and Klockworks. Such a highly respected figure in the industry, many have been shaken by Marcus' passing and in his honor all profits from his remix will be donated to the charity of his family's choice.

1. The Fifth House
2. The Fifth House (Trevino Remix)
3. Coming From Dance

Released: 21/07/2017
Cat#: CRM185
Distribution: Above Board


mercredi 21 juin 2017

Mark Jenkyns - 4.1 (RBL046)

Mark Jenkyns returns to the Crosstown Rebels family with his latest release on their sister label Rebellion. Complete with a remix from label newcomer James Dexter, 4.1 is an array of tribal beats, exploratory percussion and mesmerizing vocals.

Taking a divergent approach to his production, evocative vocals envelope a naggingly effective bassline and melody in title track 4.1. Jenkyns explains that 'the track is something different, it's a little groover with a hypnotic vocal perfect for outside parties'. On the flip, James Dexter has curated an almost entirely different track on the remix, bringing his signature bassline to the space-age electronic samples.

Formerly a steel engineer, Jenkyns discovered his passion for djing and production after his first season on the White Isle. Earning his stripes through numerous gigs and a residency for Paradise at DC 10, Jenkyns has had several releases on Hot Creations as well as Suara, Of Unsound Mind, Lost And Viva.

A reputable figure within house music, James Dexter boasts an impressive array of previous releases on the likes of Poker Flat Recordings, Dessous Recordings and Holid Trax. These productions have earned James regular features and chart success on download sites, Beatport and Traxsource.

1. 4.1
2. 4.1 (James Dexter Remix)

Released: 14/07/2017
Cat#: RBL046
Distribution: Above Board


mardi 20 juin 2017

SIS - The Blind Side (CRM184)

Bringing his signature sound to Crosstown rebels, delightfully unconventional producer SIS delivers his third release on the label, 'The Blind Side'. Hot on the heels of his Boabab album on Mobilee, Rodriguez Jr. delivers a stunning remix to complete the package.

'The Blind Side'  is set to soundtrack the summer with its exotic and intricate drum workouts and infectious vocal cuts. On the flip, Rodriguez Jr. brings in deep pads and uplifting melodic keys for a whole new take on the original. Burak Sar Aka SIS reveals that 'Rodriguez Jr. was one of the few people I've always wanted to remix my music. So this is the most important EP for me so far on Crosstown Rebels.'

Taking his artistic enthusiasm from his Turkish father  SIS grew up in Berlin surrounded by music. Following a series of releases on Nick Curly's cecille, the German producer was picked up by Ricardo Villalobos who loved his track 'Trompeta' so much that he released it on his boutique label Sei Es Drum in 2008. His success of 'Trompeta' led to an avalanche of recognition. he was named both 'Producer of the Year' by Groove Magazine and 'Newcomer of the Year' by Raveline Mag. In 2011 SIS launched his own label Cocolino where he released his debut three-part album 'Dejame'.

Olivier mateu Aka Rodriguez Jr. grew up in the south of France and moved to Paris as a young adult and soon formed the electro group The Youngsters. Signed by Laurent Garnier to F Communications, the duo released two albums and a string of successful singles. Focusing on a different alias, Rodriguez Jr. gave Olivier the freedom to run with his creativity, which can be seen in his acclaimed live shows.

1. The Blind Side
2.The Blind Side (Rodriguiez Jr. Remix)

Released: 07/07/2017
Cat#: CRM184
Distribution: Above Board