jeudi 31 août 2017

Satori - Maktub (CRMCD034)

Satori returns to Crosstown Rebels with his atmospheric album MAKTUB. Born to Serbian and South African parents, he has created a twelve track masterpiece that will linger in your memory long after it finishes.

"When recording this album, I rented a farm in Belgium and locked myself away. I disconnected from the world and was completely alone for one month, with only my music for company. I didn't want to make 'just an album', with some cool beats and world music samples. It had to be an experience". Satori.

1. Sherazade And Her Never Ending Stories
2. Umama
3. Dive Into The Mystic (Feat. RQUE)
4. Shotgun
5. Imani's Dress
6. Ylam
7. Ten Golden Dinars
8. Plato's Dream
9.  Tree Of Life
10. While I Miss You
11. All Is Theatre
12. Shoeless (Feat. Hugo Oak)


mardi 29 août 2017

Audiofly & Patrice Bäumel - Atacama (CRM187)

Combining forces, Audiofly and Patrice Bäumel draw on unique inspirations from the desert to deliver the monumental Atacama on Crosstown Rebels. Having focused solely on his own productions in the past, label boss Damian Lazarus steps away for the first time to complete this exceptional release with a profound re-shape.

The hypnotic Atacama intricately builds with a certain intensity that never drops, stimulating the senses and transporting the mind as deep, grumbling pads drift in and out of play. Damian Lazarus remembers "the first moment I heard this track I knew there was something very special about it, not only did it strike me as a killer club record but I also felt the textures completely appropriate to my own experiences in the Atacama desert". On the flip, Damian changes gear as a deep, chugging beat leads the way through an impressive re-shape of the original.

Anthony Middleton & Luca Saporito aka Audiofly have established a creative empire, which includes two record labels and their Flying Circus global party brand. They met Patrice during a US tour and immediately hit it off. "It wasn't long after that we decided to invite him to Barcelona for a session that proved to be nothing short of inspirational".

Internationally renowned DJ and producer, Patrice Bäumel has had a busy start to 2017 with a release on Tale Of Us' Afterlife imprint, plus remixes for Sasha feat. Poliça and Depeche Mode amongst others. He truthfully said of the release "It's a labor of love that came together within a few hours of jamming in the studio, unlike many 'collabs' this one really felt like we all equally contributed to the end result".

1. Atacama
2. Atacama (Damian Lazarus Re-Shape)

Released: 15/09/2017
Cat#: CRM187
Distribution: Above Board


mardi 1 août 2017

Bedouin - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (CRM186)

Bedouin is the Brooklyn-based production and DJ partnership between nomads Rami Abousade and Tamer Malki. Bringing their unique spell of melodies and rhythms to Crosstown Rebels, they deliver their cover version of the famous Pink Floyd classic, 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun'. Guy Gerber also steps in to deliver a deeply mystical dance floor remix.

Sharing an eclectic sonic vision that pulls from diverse influences owing to their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing and world travels, here Bedouin deliver some of their best productions to date. "Getting the chance to play the song to Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason personally and him liking it was very exciting for us. We're also happy to have the very talented and our good friend Guy Gerber to be the first ever to remix one of our tracks. The B-side, 'Guacamole', is an original track conceived in Mexico and made for the dance floor."

In 2016, as well as touring the world extensively, Bedouin curated a compilation entitled Kindisch Stories and had the honor of recording an essential Mix for Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show. 2017 saw the launch of their brand SAGA at Heart Ibiza, where they turn Ibiza Sundays into a mirage of musical odysseys. Guy Gerber also runs his highly successful Rumors party in Ibiza on Sundays, which takes the same name as his acclaimed record label.

1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Guy Gerber Remix)
3. Guacamole

Released: 25/08/2017
Cat#: CRM186
Distribution: Above Board