dimanche 4 février 2018

Jonathan Kaspar - Boson (RBL050)

Taking the first step into 2018, Rebellion welcomes Cologne’s Jonathan Kaspar. Hot on the heels of his debut release Zarun on Crosstown Rebels as part of the new Spirits compilation, the accomplished producer invites us into his world to deliver a wholly mystical two track EP.

Deep, rumbling pads swell and fall as subtle shakes entice the senses in title track Boson. Sonder soon follows with melodic bursts and deep chords in dreamy layers. “I made both tracks right after each other and immediately felt they paired up really nicely,” Jonathan reveals. ‘Boson’ is raw, bassy and percussive, whereas ‘Sonder’ holds a certain deepness, a hidden vocal and a lot of different noises. I remember so many nights and days playing them out. They are like the soundtrack of my 2017.“

DJ and producer Jonathan Kaspar has released on the likes of Objektivity, Pets Recordings and Kompakt´s KX, while also being resident of the famed Gewölbe club. A standout of last year was his massive Ibiza anthem, Khaya, named in Pete Tong’s top ten ‘Class of 2017’. Big things are set for 2018, starting with remixes for Catz ´n Dogz, Hyenah and Pokerflat plus this solo EP on Rebellion.

1. Boson
2. Sonder

Released: 09/02/2018
Cat#: RBL050


SIS - Karmir Nur (CRM195)

SIS, the alias of Burak Sar, returns once again to Crosstown Rebels. Following on from releases such 2012's Round Pen, 2015's Sombra India and last year's The Blind Side, The German-born producer - heavily influenced by his Turkish roots - presents us with this tribal-threat.

SIS explains that it was sending his first ever demo tape to Crosstown Rebels in 2004 that initiated his relationship with the label and tells us to "expect some rolling dance floor breakers".

'Karmir Nur' gets the EP underway. Sensual strings abound with a heady, tribal chant that lulls you into a state of hypnosis. 'Tima' rolls along, building slowly as the layers pull you in deeper still towards those familiar strings. 'Dandini' brings back the tribal chanting. The vocals are backed by mesmeric drums, perfect for an intoxicating, dance floor procession.

Burak Sar has released a number of records on renowned imprint such as Get Physical Music, Mobilee and Cocoon Recordings as well as running his own successful label  Cocolino Records

1. Karmir Nur
2. Tima
3. Dandini

Released: 02/03/2018
Cat#: CRM195
Distribution: Above Board