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Subb-an feat. S.Y.F. – Say No More (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on February 14, 2014 by E.N.

subb-anSubb-an is back with one of the most hyped tracks to land on Crosstown Rebels in recent times. A collaboration with Cedric from Azari & III under new moniker S.Y.F (Starving Yet Full), ‘Say No More’ shows the wunderkind producer on a wholly satisfying song-based tip. A killer weapon for any peak-time dancefloor, it’s a bumpy infectious ride with a wonky edge – steeped in the soul of Cedric’s vocals rolling over immaculately crafted grooves.

V/A-10 Years Of Crosstown Rebels out February 24th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2014 by E.N.

10YearsOfCrosstownRebelsArtworkCrosstown Rebels commemorate 10 years of historical releases with a three CD collection spanning over thirty of their best records from the vaults. Named label of the year 2013 in the Ibiza DJ Awards and Resident Advisor’s No 1 label in 2011, the Rebels also encompass innovative global events, a festival series and a worldwide artist network. Arguably the most established and renowned house and techno label of our time, this collection is laced with nostalgia and documents its brightest and boldest moments.

‘10 Years’ revisits some classic and early releases from the scene’s biggest stars including Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Tiga, Soul Clap and Art Department alongside more obscure yet still unforgettable material from Andre Kraml, Pier Bucci, Minilogue and Deniz Kurtel. These are the sounds that made Crosstown Rebels the label of the past decade and document some historical moments that have shaped the current musical landscape.

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD035
Distribution: !K7 / Above Board
Released: Monday February 24th, 2014


  1. Amirali – Beautiful World
  2. Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden – You And I
  3. Ali Love feat. Kali – Emperor
  4. Kiki & Silversurfer feat. Captain Comatose – Shake Off
  5. Andre Kraml feat. Schad Privat – Safari
  6. Maceo Plex – Can’t Leave You
  7. Jamie Jones feat. Ost & Kjex – Summertime
  8. Pier Bucci – Hay Consuelo (Samin Remix)
  9. Tiga – Pleasure From The Bass (Subb-an Remix)
  10. Deniz Kurtel feat. Jada – The L Word
  11. N/A Feat Rosina – Fables & Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel Remix)
  12. Art Department – Without You
  13. Seth Troxler – Love Never Sleeps
  14. Dyed Soundorom feat. Aaron Carl – Naked
  15. Guti & Dubshape – Every Cow Has A Bird
  16. Russ Yallop – Rock Me
  17. Jamie Jones – You!
  18. The Royal We – Party Guilt
  19. Art Department feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade – We Call Love
  20. Maceo Plex – Frisky
  21. Jamie Jones – Moan & Groan
  22. Deniz Kurtel featuring Guests Of Nature – Yeah
  23. Soul Clap – Break 4 Life
  24. Maceo Plex – Vibe Your Love
  25. Francesca Lombardo – Sofiel
  26. Chic Miniature – Escandalo
  27. Mathew Jonson – Dayz
  28. Sis – Faces
  29. Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia – Far Away (Jennifer Cardini & Shonky Remix)
  30. Minilogue – Hitchhikers Choice
  31. Inxec vs. Droog – Westbound
  32. Jennifer Cardini & Shonky – Tuesday Paranoia
  33. Hiem – She’s The One (Mathew Jonson Circles In Time Remix)

Ali Love ‘Another’ (official video) Out on Crosstown Rebels 14th November

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by E.N.

Ali Love another‘Another’ 
(Crosstown Rebels)
Buy it now on Vinyl here:  Juno 
Out on Beatport: 28th October 
Out on iTunes: 14th November

Ali Love’s highly anticipated single ‘Another’ now has a stunning set of visuals to match the song itself. Crosstown Rebels record label boss, Damien Lazarus, dubbed it as his most requested track of the summer and its techno soul tendencies have been matched visually by the very talented Craig Murray.

Inspired by films like Altered States, Strange Days and Enter The Void, Murray’s reincarnation explores the realms of fantasy through escapism. Avoiding the computer generated effects of 21st century film; everything in the video comes courtesy of DIY filmmaking using minimal tools. That means real explosions plus a tray of milk as the backdrop for inks and oils that were then artfully layered over the film.

The single comes with remixes from Tuff City Kids (aka Gerd Janson & Phillip Laur) and the inimitable Felix Da Housecat. Tuff City Kids channel Reese, and drive it deeper, whilst Felix Da Housecat smooths things out and turns the emotion dial to 11.

Ali is busy putting the finishing touches to next year’s album. ‘Another’ is a sign of big things to come.

For more information on Ali Love :

Quenum – ‘Face To Face’ (Serialism)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by E.N.

Face-to-Face_Album-Quenum is an extraordinary individual. A professional breakdancer that was raised in Africa, he found love in London in the 80s through mastering the art of DJing to early electronic music and broke into the spotlight as Acess58 in the 90s before forming the Cadenza label with Luciano in 2003.

His debut album ‘Face To Face’ is deliriously deep and melancholic, rhythmically complex and gives a fragile new voice to techno. Across the eleven original tracks, Phillippe Quenum exudes a graceful temperance creating tracks that flutter and take flight (indulge in the soothing hi­hats of ‘Escales’ and synth voices of ‘Children Of The Sun’) as well as rattle the bass bins (sample the raw energy of ‘Basic Solution’ and delicate power of ‘Ritual’). Both sparse and insightful (‘My People’) as well as intricate and anthemic (Never Loose My Soul’) Quenum’s delivery is always quirky and slightly surprising and ‘Face To Face’ is a curious analysis into this honest musical soul.

Release Date: Wednesday November 13th, 2013

  1. 5AM
  2. Never Loose Your Soul
  3. My People
  4. Face To Face
  5. Escales
  6. Ritual
  7. Children Of The Sun
  8. Roots
  9. Basic Solution
  10. Introvert
  11. Father And Sun

Rebel Rave #13 with TEED- Dinosaurs and Flamingos(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by E.N.

TEED-GETLOST-Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursAre you ready to Get Lost?

Film Maker David Teranova joined Orlando for the final leg of his US tour for a live show and DJ Set. They hadn’t anticipated a tropical storm but Orlando’s dry humour and playful nature allowed for some magical moments to prevail against all odds. Crosstown and David have again succeeded in creating a weird and wonderful film to show the true creative force of Crosstown and it’s Artists.

Crosstown Rebels infamous Get Lost series returns with a new volume delving into the more obscure and rare choices from the award­winning crossover dance act and old friend of the label, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Get Lost VI is a double disc compilation full of rarities and cutting edge house and techno carefully chosen and collated by TEED, including a new exclusive track made by him together with Eats Everything that will be released as a single on the label.


Next event is Saturday, August 24th from 2pm – 10pm at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles featuring: Art Department, Damian Lazarus, DJ Harvey, Francesca Lombardo, Jamie Jones

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Get Lost VI’ (Crosstown Rebels)July 8th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by E.N.

TEED-GETLOST-Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursCrosstown Rebels infamous Get Lost series returns with a new episode delving into the more obscure and rare choices from the award-winning crossover dance act and old friend of the label, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Get Lost VI is a double disc compilation full of rarities and cutting edge house and techno carefully chosen and collated by TEED aka Orlando Higginbottom, including a new exclusive track made by him together with Eats Everything that will be released as a single on the label.

Crosstown Rebels’ seminal Get Lost series has previously featured quirky artists and musical hedonists Jamie Jones, Acid Pauli, Dinky and the label head Damian Lazarus. Each episode invites the artist to share new insights into their musical personality and indulge in their more distinctive and eccentric choices. Get Lost is also a renowned series of global events. “I couldn´t think of a better home for my first dj comp mix or whatever they´re called, Get Lost is a brilliant series with an intriguing past (and future). I´m very grateful to Damian and Crosstown Rebels for the opportunity, and excited for people to hear it,” comments TEED.

The eclectic first disc showcases the likes of Gold Panda, LFO and rare solo work from Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow as well as subtle additions such as a fascinating monologue from the notorious psychedelic scholarTerence McKenna. Whilst disc two returns to the dancefloor driven that TEED has become infamous for including a huge Breach remix of Jamie JonesAme rework of Tiga and heavyweight meeting of Subb-an & Tom Trago featuring Seth Troxler. The culmination of both hours makes for a timeless asset of electronic mastery available on CD, on vinyl and digitally.crosstown

“The Get Lost album project is a very special one for me and demands the most forward thinking artists to take on. TEED proved with his debut album that he is an electronic visionary and now he shows us the inside of his mind as a DJ – we all need to take note at this double album of brilliance.” Damian Lazarus

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD024
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday July 8th, 2013


  1. Flako – Honey Drips
  2. Kevin Harrison – All Night Long
  3. Valentina – Wolves (Roman Flugel Remix)
  4. Alex Bowman – Kilnsman
  5. Jorge Velez – Floo
  6. Christophe – Comeback (Casino Times Remix)
  7. Matthias Zimmerman – Vicente
  8. Dave Aju – Anyway
  9. Millennium – ICU
  10. Kenny Glasgow – Dance 2 Da House
  11. Traumprinz – Eachstep
  12. Pitto – Mono Desire
  13. Gold Panda – Burnt Out Car In A Forest
  14. LFO – Track 4
  15. Albinos – Bakatribe
  16. Asa-Chang & Junray- Hana
  17. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Auf Eneglsflugein
  18. Underground Resistance – Base Camp Alpha 808
  19. Richard H. Kirk – I Want More
  20. Visnadi – Hunt’s Up
  21. Trus’me – It’s Slow
  22. Breach & Dark Sky – The Click
  23. Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Lion, The Lion
  24. Tiga – Plush (Ame Remix)
  25. DJ Bone – Thursday Night
  26. Future Four – Into Orbit
  27. Jamie Jones – Tonight In Tokyo (Breach Remix)
  28. Subb-an & Tom Trago ft. Seth Troxler – Time
  29. Bernard Badie – Time Reveals
  30. Hayden Andre Project – Tribal Life
  31. Mathew Jonson – Automaton
  32. Separate Minds – Troubled World

NME named TEED “One of the UK’s most exciting young producers”when he delivered his debut electronic artist album, ‘Trouble’ in 2012. It was since awarded #1 Electronic Album Of The Year by iTunes and DJ Mag and met with critical acclaim in many end of year charts including #5 in the BBC Album Of The Year Poll, #38 in NME, included in Q’s end of 2012 roundup and in the Top 10 Timeout Albums Of The Year.

Mathew Jonson – Her Blurry Pictures

Posted in News with tags , , , on April 27, 2013 by E.N.

Mathew Jonson – Her Blurry PicturesLabel: Crosstown Rebels
Released: 11th June 2013 
Distribution: !K7
Cat no: CRMCD023

For many the ultimate visionary and sonic wizard, Mathew Jonson delivers a rare solo album for Crosstown Rebels with ‘Her Blurry Pictures’, encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich compositions.

Although distinctive as Jonson’s production style, ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ marks the end of a phase for the Canadian in which he used music as a tool of escapism and looking within. Predominantly made in his studio in Berlin in 2012 (alongside some older choices from his hometown of Vancouver) ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ maps his coming into focus, moving into a new chapter of reflection, remaining present and finding a deeper connection.

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD023
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Tuesday June 11th, 2013


  1. Level 7
  2. Illusions Of Control
  3. Sahara
  4. Touch The Sky
  5. Kissing Your Eyes
  6. Body In Motion
  7. Lightwieght Champion
  8. Her Blurry Pictures

Rising to prominence over a decade ago, Mathew Jonson has cast shadows on others in his field through a distinctive voice that offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality, spanning elegant electronica, emotive techno and the universal laws of house.

A past cover star of DJ Mag UK and Groove Germany Jonson is one of the most well­respected names in electronic music with past releases on M_NUS, Perlon and his own Wagon Repair label.

His first output in three years, the album follows two solo singles on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels imprint in 2012. Jonson has recently focused on his Cobblestone Jazz outfit (an improvised live 3 piece collaboration techno project) and the extended fourpiece, the Modern Deep Left Quartet as well as Midnight Operator (a raw, rough, uptempo partnership focusing on dancefloor bombs), each of which have earned him widespread success.


“My solo material is introspective and I go deep into each feeling and direction. With Cobblestone Jazz it’s more like a conversation between players. Midnight Operator is nothing less than an all out attack on the senses.

In the studio I keep an intuitive way of working where there is freedom outside the laws of musical training. Tracks can be produced anywhere though ­ the first album track was made during soundcheck at Free Your Mind festival for example. The last few years my life has seen a transition from darker states into something filled with light. This has led to the release of my latest album.”

Future Disco Vol. 6 Night Moves

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by E.N.

Future_Disco_06_Future Disco welcomes in the New Year and a new age with its sixth episode, ‘Night Moves’. After more than half a decade of procuring and presenting their worldwide events and music series that forecast the ultimate in dancefloor magicit has become the ultimate chaperon into aural addictions.

Pitching the talents of current virtuosos against rising stars, ‘Night Moves’trawls definitive releases from as yet unknown artists and frames music that is familiar from the first listen.

Miguel Campbell opens the collection with ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’, a fresh Daft Punk inspired cut from his recent Hot Creations albumNeedwant talent Mario Basanov follows with his remix of the Motor CitySoul synth villain, ‘Playground’ and PBR Streetgang’s Bonar Bradberry, who is a staple for the Future Disco series, pays homage to early disco with the captivating ‘Loose Grip’, a tactile record ripe with boogie flavour.

Newcomers Monte and Lazaro Casanova both step up to the task with bass-infused rhythms and sharp snares marking where the night begins to deepen in intensity. An exclusive Future Disco edit of a/jus/ted melts the mood with chiming rhythms and 90s inspired vocals before the biggest artists on the project Groove Armada slow things down with a bomb set deep in the underground, ‘Always Take Me Higher’.

‘Night Moves’ highlights the rise of the females in 2012 with cuts from Laura Jones’ Love In Me’ (remixed by perhaps the most successful artist of the year, Maceo Plex) alongside Crosstown Rebels latest talent  Francesca Lombardo and the notorious Kim Ann Foxmann’s with her huge Needwant release ‘Return It’. Each made big waves in 2012 and are set to climb higher with album projects lined up in 2013.

Crazy P’s epic anthem ‘Heartbreaker’ climbs to the pinnacle of the party and exclusive tracks from Cosmic Kids and Satin Jackets steer it to a fulfilling conclusion.

‘Night Moves’ illuminates that the Future Disco flair for handpicking talent continues to mature, as it maps out an enticing ride into a night full of desire and pursuit.

Future Disco spent the summer of 2012 in Ibiza holding a residency at the biggest event on the island, Carl Cox at Space. They regularly host events at worldwide destinations such as Amsterdam and Helsinki, and are a bona fide tastemaker in a saturated musical landscape.

Label: Needwant
Cat no: NEEDCD010
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday March 4th, 2013


  1. Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl
  2. MotorCitySoul – Playground (Mario Basanov Vocal Remake)
  3. Bonar Bradberry – Loose Grip
  4. Monte – True
  5. Lazaro Casanova – Morning Confession
  6. Grey Matter – Tisno
  7. A/Just/Ted – A Brighter Light (Future Disco Edit)
  8. Groove Armada – Always Take Me Higher
  9. Laura Jones – Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)
  10. Kim Ann Foxman – Return It (Populette Remix)
  11. Francesca Lombardo – Sofiel
  12. Crazy P – Heartbreaker
  13. Cosmic Kids – Freight To My Soul
  14. Satin Jackets – Make Me Feel Good
  15. Marius Varied – Vallefaret
  16. Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune

 For more info on Future Disco

Eskimo Twins: Apikoros EP – The Remixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2012 by E.N.

Eskimo Twins: Apikoros EP – The Remixes
WILD 014 – Release Date: 17th Of December.

Fresh from his EP on Kill The DJ, Tomas delivers his remix of title track Apikoros as a ill, dark, industrial tinted and seriously deranged slice of techno.

Next, Bozzwell takes on Ariam with his French discotheque mix. We don’t really need to introduce the man behind HiEM and so many great records on Kompakt, Crosstown Rebels and Eskimo and many more.

The third remix finds two serious contender for producers of the year. After two kick ass EP on I’m a Cliché, Red Axes (Tel-Aviv’s duo Dori Sadovnik and Niv Azri) dazzle us with some seriously strong production. With live recordings of electric bass, guitar and drums, their take on Akashic is an amazing clash of hypnotic disco bass, house beats, crazy drum fills and rock guitar.

Damian Lazarus -Day Zero Sound Of The Mayan Spirit

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by E.N.

  • - 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.


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