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Damian Lazarus -Day Zero Sound Of The Mayan Spirit

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by J.D.

  • – Assembling thirteen exclusive unheard tracks made for this special release for Crosstown Rebels
  • – Marks the debut Day Zero festival happening in Mexico on the special Mayan calendar prophetic date 21st December 2012
  • – Day Zero features the label’s past, present and future artists such as Jay HazeAcid Pauli. Mathew Jonson, Fur Coat & more

Damian Lazarus, the Crosstown Rebels spearhead infamous his idiosyncratic nature embarks on a daring new project with Day Zero. On 20th – 21st  December 2012 he will stage a festival in sun-soaked Playa del Carmen, Mexico that will celebrate the momentous end of this world cycle, as decreed by the ancient Mayan civilisation.

To commemorate this enigmatic event he asked thirteen artists to create a new track for a special Day Zero compilation. His peers and comrades stepped up to the challenge with Rebel’s artist past, present and future contributing to this momentous collection compiled by Damian Lazarus.

Pier Bucci opens with the eerie and captivating ‘Mayas’ full of his Latin-American spirit. He was introduced to the music world by Crosstown, releasing his first two albums on the label. Next up, Quenum shares his‘Prophecy’ and Mathew Johnson returns to the label with the driving pulses of ‘In Search Of A New Planet With Oxygen’. Johnson delivered a huge remix early in the label’s history from Hiem ‘She’s The One’ and is a pioneer of the underground house movement.

Listen closely to the messages hidden in the knocking drums and trembling tones of ‘Jeel, k´eex’ from Mexican native Metrika. Crosstown’s newest first lady Francesca Lombardo’s contribution ‘Cosmic Dancer’ swells with femininity and allure while Fur Coat, who concocted the last artist album for CR, explain a little more about the significant date in their cut ‘Greed, Insanity’.

Fosky & Bog and the newcomer to the label Jay Haze both contribute epic dancefloor monsters to the collection. Haze is boss of legendary techno imprint Contexterrior and has been living in South America of late, fascinated by its mystical pull.

Supernatural cuts from Eduardo Castillo featuring his baritone opera trained voice and the Israeli Navid Izadi ft KMLN align up with Mike Shannon for his ‘Sunrise’ and the closing moments from Thugfucker & Shaun Reeves and Acid Pauli & Nu bring this otherworldly assembly to a flourishing close

The Day Zero album arrives on the dawn of the 24 hour event that brings together the best electronic music and entertainment from some of the world’s finest DJs as they embrace a new moment in time. The occasion will mark the end-date of a 25,625-year-long cycle and the final cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. At this moment the galactic alignment will occur, the earth will align with the centre of the Milky Way creating a moment for transformation, renewal and change.

Joining Damian Lazarus at the event are Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja, UNKLE’s James Lavelle, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jamie Jones, Trentemøller, Art Department, and more alongside artists from the album including Metrika (live), Acid Pauli, Francesca Lombardo, Amirali (live), Fur Coat, Thugfucker, and outstanding alternative performances, workshops, games from Mayan Culture, and jaw-dropping 3D visuals and projections.

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD021
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Monday December 3rd, 2012


  1. Pier Bucci – Mayas
  2. Quenum – The Prophecy
  3. Mathew Jonson- In Seach of a New Planet with Oxygen
  4. Metrika – Jeel, k’eex
  5. Francesca Lombardo – Cosmic Dancer
  6. Fur Coat – Greed, Insanity
  7. Fosky & BOg – Chestionabil
  8. Jay Haze -2012
  9. Eduardo Castillo – Ahometa Kuyaxi
  10. Navid Izadi ft. KMLN – Kurandero
  11. Mike Shannon – Sunrise
  12. Thugfucker & Shaun Reeves – Timewave Zero
  13. Acid Pauli & Nu – 12

The Crosstown Rebels started their mission in 2003 powered by a modern electronic canon spearheaded by Damian Lazarus. The label has inspired countless unforgettable dance floor moments and nurtured many universally adored music makers. Soon to be entering its tenth year at the forefront of future-moving dance music, Crosstown Rebels remains the electronic pioneering force of the past decade.

Acid Pauli – ‘Get Lost V’ (Crosstown Rebels)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by J.D.

– Acid Pauli is a musical genius and tastemaker who plays in three bands, released a track on a Björk album and went out for a tea with Michael Nyman to discuss future projects

– His debut album ‘MST’ came out on Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset label earlier this year to great acclaim

– Get Lost 5 features exclusive unreleased material from Nicolas Jaar, NU, The Band That Never Met, Tempo Di Roma and Acid Pauli

– One of the most adventurous Get Lost episodes to date, Pauli treads deep into more weird and wonderful waters in this two disc odyssey for the fifth instalment in the series

– A unique download code in the purchased CD version unlocks a lost third part of the mix to complete this epic 4 hour continuous mix


Crosstown Rebels ground breaking Get Lost series reaches half a decade with Damian Lazarus’ favourite DJ and one of Berlin’s most recognised figures, Acid Pauli. Pauli may not be a household name but he is coveted by those in the know as an enigmatic genius and pioneering figure who understands how to touch and play with the feelings held within music. Victorious in his efforts, Pauli bears a contender for mix of the year or even decade. Rummaging deep, he indulges in his archetypal strange and rare musical pleasures and packages it in a captivating two hour excursion into his reality.

For Get Lost 5 he writes daring new scripts and moulds new boundaries altogether. Beginning with the twisted mechanics of his own production asConsole providing the intro to another Berlin secret and Acid Pauli collaborator, NU whose brooding humming works contribute two tracks to the journey. Throughout Pauli continues to wrestle with promiscuous drum patterns amidst sweet harmonic instruments in his quest (note the haunting violin solos of Kadebostan’s ‘Love in Looxor’). He consistently maintains clandestine tones and preserves the earthy shadows of electronica with contemporary underground dance heroes Move DdOP, SIS and Stimming making appearances alongside more idiosyncratic choices such as Jan Turkenburg’s ‘In My Spaceship’.

Lazarus is such a fan he marked his 40th birthday celebrations at a private party with an epic all night set from Acid Pauli and it’s easy to see why. They share much musical territory and explore the murky waters of their minds in psychedelic patterns and furtive codes. They also cosset a deep love for popular music channelled through unusual interpretations. Pauli includes many eccentricities such as the as yet unheard The Band That Never Met’s rendition of the Bruce Springsteen classic, Gonzalez cover from Pauli & Laura Weider titled ‘Oregano’ and Calico Horse’s take on Radiohead’s ‘Idioteque’. A dextrous wizard akin to the unbounded talents of Matthew Herbert and Aphex Twin, his choices become playful souvenirs that testify to his power to astound.

As the first episode draws to a close it continues to warp and mystify with a bubbling collage of echoing voices and organ synths from Nicolas Jaarwith an unreleased production named ‘Play The Drums For Me’. The final moments come from Acid Pauli’s own ‘Farewell Fred’ and are reminiscent of Kraftwerk. Its mischievous conclusion features a traffic light sample insistently calling“Wait”.

Get Lost’s second act can only be heard with a unique download code given to those that purchase the CD, unlocking the lost middle section of this continuous four hour opus.

It’s third act and grand finale takes a more dancefloor course with Pauli’s own ‘Music Is Silence’ opening the curtain. Yet it is still peppered with charms and dim hallucinations such as the textured worlds of Autechreand the spectacular anthemic Monkey Maffia ‘I Know You N.m.s’ that characterise Pauli’s unconventional nature.

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD020CRMLP02
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Monday November 19th, 2012


  1. Ammer & Console (feat Reinhard Furrer) – Dann ist elektronische Musik an meinem Ohr
  2. NU – MAN O TO
  3. Normal Brain – M-U-S-I-C
  4. Soulcenter – What you\\\\\\\’re doin (Acid Pauli edit)
  5. Kadebostan – Love in Looxor
  6. Raz Ohara – El Zahir (Acid Pauli’s Acid Dub)
  7. Günther Lause – Mountain
  8. Console – Grüner Raum
  9. Jan Turkenburg – In My Spaceship
  10. Acid Pauli & Laura Weider – Oregano
  11. Move D – Things Will Come (…for Those Who Wait)
  12. Ian Simmonds – The Wendelstein Variations
  13. Stimming – November Morning
  14. Juno6 – Dead Cities (Douglas Greed Remix)
  15. Nicolas Jaar – Play The Drums For Me
  16. NU – EARTH
  17. Stephen Brown – Cane’t 2
  18. Acid Pauli – Farewell Fred
  19. Acid Pauli – Music Is Silence
  20. Pele & Nico Stojan- Belladonna
  21. dOP feat. Sibiri Samaké – Foly
  22. dOP – Ikarus
  23. Acid Pauli & Nannue Tipitier – Zeit Löschen
  24. Gunjah, Niconé – Peaz, Luv & Harmonium
  25. Taron Trekka – G.Samsa
  26. SIS – Machiste
  27. Kabale Und Liebe – Una Y Nada
  28. Tempo Di Roma – Move Your Bones
  29. Dirty Doering – Eté Pluvieux
  30. Amirali – Hear Me
  31. Calico Horse – Idioteque
  32. BlackIsBeautiful – Pergamon
  33. Francesca Lombardo – Is It True
  34. Metrika – Aok ot
  35. Console – Trainset
  36. Monkey Maffia – I Know You N.m.S.
  37. Rayon – Libanon 7
  38. Lou Kasard feat. Benno – Once upon
  39. Autechre – Overand
  40. The Band That Never Met – I’m On Fire
  41. Lake Powel – Bright Eyes, Dirty Hair

Tour Dates

28th September – Berlin – Watergate
30th September – Paris – Le Trianon
6th October – London – Rebellion party
12th October Berlin – Kater Holzig
19th October – Hamburg – Docks
26th October – Munich – Rote Sonne
30th October – Halle – Charles Bronson
31st October – Stuttgart – KimTimJim
10th November – Leipzig – Distillery
11th November Berlin – Kater Holzig (Get Lost 5 release party)
23rd November – Munich – Rote Sonne
30th November – Melbourne – New Guernica

Acid Pauli – ‘Mst’ (Clown & Sunset (CS009))

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by J.D.

The first time I met Acid Pauli, I didn’t know it. I was in search of a lighter outside of the Salon Zur Wilden Renate, a bar in Berlin. It was quite late (or early, depending on how you look at it). I had been living in Germany for less than a week.

I approached a man that had been moving some equipment nearby. He didn’t smoke, he explained, but he produced a book of matches—- almost out of thin air. He had excited, Romanesque features that threatened to overwhelm his face as he spoke. He introduced himself as Martin.

I moved to Berlin after quitting my job as a journalist covering culture for an inconsequential (albeit progressive) Middle Eastern magazine. Days after I left the region, the first protests began in Tunisia.

I visited Renate that week because Nicolas Jaar recommended it when we met in London around Christmas time. When I mentioned that I might move to Germany, he brought up Acid Pauli– which is how I first found out about his Johnny Cash interpretation, “I See a Darkness,” and some of his other projects with The Notwist.

A few nights later, I returned to Renate, observing from afar as Acid gently wrangled th­e dance floor. His set activated a space that was both free flowing and eclectic– the opposite of what I had expected (however ignorantly) to find in Berlin.

I tracked Acid down after he finished playing and introduced myself properly this time. Eventually, he explained that he had just completed an album for Clown & Sunset. He called it Mst. After pleading with him to let me listen, he handed over a miniature mirror that doubled as a USB drive.

It was an appropriate medium for an album that acts reflexively. Each of the nine tracks coaxes your attention, and then plays with it like the hall of mirrors in a funhouse. Songs accelerate or breakdown without warning, before leaping right back into the rhythm or alternating into a new one. Acid Pauli’s voice never appears, and so you substitute your own internal monologue—- whether you’re waltzing to “(La voz) tan tierna” or weeping to “Eulogy to Eunice.”

I saw Acid Pauli a handful more times that spring before he began touring with Nico. And despite our conversations about the album, it was not until months later that I realized Acid isn’t trying to tell stories with his work. His aim is more holistic than that. Mst extends the atmospherics past the dance floor, refracting the idiosyncrasies of our existence back into our everyday lives. (Lola Marie-Saint,New York,December, 2011)

Label: Clown & Sunset
Cat no: CS009
Released: Monday June 18th, 2012


  1. Open
  2. A Clone Is A Clone
  3. Palomitastep
  4. Equation of Time
  5. (La Voz) tan Tierna
  6. Requiem for a Loop
  7. Mutron Melody
  8. Eulogy to Eunice
  9. Close


May 28, GER-Konstanz, Kantine

June 6th, GER, Munich, Rote Sonne

June 8th, PT, Lisbon, Lux

June 12th GER, Berlin (Kater Holzig) (with Nu)

June 15th ES, Barcelona, Moog

June 17th ES, Barcelona, tbc

June 30th I-Torino, Movement Festival

July 6th  GER, Munich, Rote Sonne

July 12th GER, Berlin, Kater Holzig

July 20th CH-Zurich, Zukunft

July 22nd GER-Berlin, Nation of Gondwana (with Nu)

July 28th NL-Amsterdam, Welcome to the future (with Nu)

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