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Matthew Styles Rebel Rave 4

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2015 by E.N.

CRMCD028_artwork-600x_Matthew Styles Rebel Rave 4Rebel Rave 4 is a scrupulous odyssey across three discs swarming with rare remixes and special cuts from the long-standing label Crosstown Rebels. Highlighting material from former Bloc Party performer turned solo star Kele Okereke, standoffs between Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything and Jamie Jones & Luca C and interpretions from dance music greats Cassius, Dixon, Adam Beyer, Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Herbert & more, these are future classics to shift your senses.

Those that are familiar with Berlin-based Matthew Styles know that he stands for timeless curation and is armed with a meticulous musical style. The DJ’s favourite DJ steps up to curate the third disc of Crosstown Rebels’ Rebel Rave series. As former label manager, Matthew Styles shaped and sculpted the first five years of the label’s existence, giving him an unrivalled insight into its foundations. His selection and integration attests to this with well-concealed gems from the likes of Seth Troxler’s The Royal We, Radio Slave (Canvas), Josh Wink, Mr G, Matthew Jonson, Freaks and Rob Mello.

Putting together the track list for this mix, and listening to songs that spanned 12 years. I am still surprised by many of the records we worked all those years ago and how well many of those classics have stood the test of time. There is so much variety and it´s hard to pigeonhole, but I hope to have put some of my perspective on Crosstown Rebels.” Matthew Styles on Rebel Rave 4

TRACKLISTING

CD1

01 Francesca Lombardo – What To Do (Matrixxman Remix)
02 Amirali – Melancholia (Deetron Unreleased Club Mix)
03 Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker (Recondite Amati Mix)
04 Subb-an featuring S.Y.F. – Say No More
05 Ida Engberg – Devil Dance (Adam Beyer Remix)
06 Him_Self_Her featuring Kieran Fowkes – Love Me Like I Used To (Francesca Lombardo Remix)
07 Mathew Jonson – Body in Motion (Akufen Remix)
08 Jamie Jones & Luca C – Tonight In Tokyo (Cassius Remix)
09 Azimute – Always
10 Russ Yallop featuring Aimee Sophia – The Journey
11 Pezzner & Amina – Exit

CD2

01 jozif featuring Little Bear – The 508
02 Him_Self_Her featuring Kieran Fowkes – Gone Too Long
03 Ali Love featuring Kali – Emperor (Maceo Plex Last Disco Remix)
04 Psychemagik – Black Noir Schwarz (Mineo Remix)
05 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything – Lion, The Lion (Gerd´s Deep Dub)
06 Fur Coat – U Turn
07 Kele Okerkeke – Candy Flip
08 Luca Cazal & Mark Jenkyns – Bullfrog
09 Mathew Jonson – Kissing Your Eyes (Tale Of Us Remix)
10 Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Lover Eyes (Dixon Re-Edit)
11 Subb-an featuring The Million Plan – Vapour Trails (Matthew Herbert Remix)

CD3 Matthew Styles Rebel Rave Mix

01 Latex – The Porcupine
02 Dyed Soundorom featuring Aaron Carl – Naked
03 Jamie Jones featuring Ost & Kjex – Summertime (No Ears Mix)
04 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything – Lion, The Lion (Gerd Sub Tech Mix)
05 Presslaboys – Electric Generation (No Ears Dub)
06 Canvas – The Cat
07 Peace Division featuring Pleasant Gehman – Voodoo (It’s In The Wall)
08 The Royal We – Party Guilt (Matthew Styles Remix)
09 Freaks – UMAKENOSENSE (Radio Slave MFF Mix)
10 Ida Engberg – Devil Dance (Mr. G NY Dub)
11 Raw District featuring Ellipsis – Ragged Star (Josh Wink Rethink 1)
12 Ali Love – Another (Tuff City Kids Remix)
13 Glimmer Twins v’s Ray Mang – UFO Is Coming
14 Dyed Soundorom featuring Aaron Carl – Naked (Stripped Mix)
15 Matthew Jonson – In The Stars

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
Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
Distribution: !K7 / Above Board
Released: Monday February 24th, 2014

Tracklist

  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)

Timo Maas Announces New Single ‘Tantra'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by E.N.

Timo Maas - Tantra‘Tantra’ is the new single from German polymath, Timo Maas. Taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’, the track is the latest release during a vintage year for the acclaimed German DJ and producer.

As expected with any Rockets & Ponies release, the label has assembled a crack squad of remixers includingTom Demac (who’s about to drop a forthcoming collaboration with Will Samson on Aus), James Teej (the My Favourite Robot boss returns the favour for Timo’s reworking of ‘Liking Your Disorder’), Atelier Francesco
 (a new project and accompanying pseudonym from an already eclectic Italian producer) and Wolfgang Haffner (the ECHO music award-winning German drummer famous for his work with Nightmares On Wax and beyond).

Timo’s first new artist album for several years, Lifer, included guest spots from Mikill Pane, Placebo’s Brian Molko, U.N.K.L.E’s James Lavelle, Katie Cruel and more. The album arrived on the cusp of a summer season that saw him celebrate 10 years as a resident at DC10 in Ibiza, alongside shows at Used & Abused with Loco Dice, and the ANTS opening and closing events at Ushuaia.

Farther afield, Timo played standout parties for My Favorite Robot at Sonar (on the beach and a hotel rooftop), plus US gigs at New York’s Cielo club and at Wavefront – all in addition to his hectic globe-traversing schedule. Details on his forthcoming US and South American tour dates will be released soon.

Outside of ‘Lifer’, this year Timo produced, ‘Pop A Bubble’, his own original contribution to Cocoon’s 100th release compilation, and remixes for James Teej on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label and Johnny Mikes on Lower East Records; reworkings that added to a remix pedigree that includes Madonna, Depeche Mode, Muse, Fatboy Slim and beyond.

Timo’s remix for Hackman is due in late January 2014 on LA’s HaloCyan Records. The next remix EP from ‘Lifer’comes complete with remixes from The Martinez Brothers, Maetrik (Maceo Plex), Addison Groove, Fur Coat, Livio & Roby, and Luca Lozano, and is due in December.

Ever at ease straddling the somewhat disparate worlds of underground electronic music culture and credible muso pop, Timo and his production partner, Santos, created Rockets & Ponies for both their own productions, and outings from the likes of Maetrik, Tobi Neumann, Riva Starr, Giorgio Roma and more, and they continue to welcome new talent to the imprint. The next single is from Wolfgang Haffner, backed by remixes from Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Nightmares on Wax, Timo Maas & Acid Mondays.

http://www.timomaas.com/

Maceo Plex Mixes DJ-Kicks – Out April 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by E.N.

Maceo Plex Mixes DJ-Kicks
Out April 30 On !K7 Records

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Is it possible to zero-in on the sound of the future by re-contextualizing music of the past? Maceo Plex’s meticulously crafted DJ-Kicks mix aims to do just that. “For the last three years at least, the big trend has been early ’90s house,” he says. “Everything’s a throwback. I think it’s the right time to put out something that’s a little more deep and futuristic again.” So while Plex’s mix includes tracks that are up to 20-years old, the selections highlight timeless qualities he feels are missing from contemporary dance floors, and the music is painstakingly re-edited for emphasis. “Most of the tracks are really old, so they needed freshening up,” he says. “A lot of them were missing percussion, or some other element I thought they could use. I think it’s time for people to move on to rediscovering what electronic music is all about, which is moving forward. That futuristic sound, which is timeless.”

But isn’t it a bit of a contradiction, trying to bump electronic music out of a retro rut by looking to a different set of old records? Plex, whose real name is Eric Estornel, reasons it thus: “A lot of the music on there is old, but basically has the sounds and the type of vibe that I think is missing these days. I went through a lot of new music. I didn’t want to select anything that everyone is playing at the moment and I definitely didn’t want to select anything that was already out on digital. The whole mix is comprised of vinyl-only tracks that are not going to be out on digital other than the DJ-Kicks mix. To do that I had to go through a lot of new music and a lot of old music, and there wasn’t much new music that I really loved. I mean I love a lot of new music, but there wasn’t anything that I wanted to represent what I’m trying to do with the mix.”

Estornel has certainly come up with a forward-thinking set that doesn’t sound like much else out there. It opens with “Spatial Lobe” by Monsters From ID, a lost gem of electro typewriter beats and cosmic bleeps by two brothers from Northampton in the UK, who also released under the name Bitstream. “That is one of my favourite tracks of all time,” says Estornel. “It’s a really deep emotional electro track.” “New York Is Alright” by TV Baby, a throb of low-resolution low-end and caustic vocals, bleeds into Estornel’s collaboration with Michael O’Sullivan, “When It All Comes To This,” which sees acid house poetry set against a menacing tech house groove. “The way they go together is a really important moment in the mix,” he explains. “It’s a really good groove; futuristic but really soulful and funky at the same time.” The thread that runs throughout the mix is a compelling darkness. “The whole mix is very dark,” agrees Estornel. “But it’s varied as well. It’s really boring to stay one style. If you’re a lover of music, you don’t love one style. I think it’s important to travel through different styles.” The end result is an education, a lesson in how electronic music for the dancefloor is done with intelligence.

If the custom treatment of older tracks sounds likes a long-winded process, it was. “It took me at least three months. I went through my own stuff and previous DJ-Kicks mixes. Y’know, research. I think it is the most important mix series so I wanted to make sure it was music that I really loved and I want to hear in five or ten years time.” Estornel continues: “I think one of the biggest moments is “Racing Tracks” by Visnadi, the edit that I did. It’s got these racing car sounds and I think that the edit came out really well. It’s a pretty strong moment.”

In time-honoured tradition, the mix contains an exclusive track (in addition to the ten new re-edits). Maceo Plex’s “Galactic Cinema” is a muscular and suitably off-world house chug. “I’m kind of known for a couple of big disco records and some really deep bassline house tracks. This track is much darker, but still pretty sexy and soulful. The whole thing is dark and futuristic.”

“This mix is kind of my legacy, or, at least, part of it,” says Estornel, by way of a parting thought. “In ten or twenty years I’m going to want to go back and listen to this mix and I hope it’s still fresh.”

Tracklist:
01. Monsters From ID / Spatial Lobe
02. Voice Stealer / Evaluation
03. Stingray313 / Defect
04. Mathias Schaffhäuser / Nice To Meet You (Maceo Plex Edit)
05. TV Baby / New York Is Alright (Blak Spun Mix)
06. Maceo Plex & Mark O’Sullivan / When It All Comes To This
07. Lab Insect aka Nomenklatür / Oh Happy Day (Maceo Plex Edit)
08. Kimbu Kimra / Raise The Dead (Love From San Francisco Dub)
09. Mattski / Escapism (Maceo Plex Conversation Remix)
10. Eric Volta / Rez-Shifter (Maceo Plex Remix)
11. Visnadi / Racing Tracks (Indianapolis Drive Mix / Maceo Plex Edit)
12. Maceo Plex / Galactic Cinema (DJ-Kicks)
13. Move D / Sandmann (Maetrik Edit)
14. Zeta Reticula & Freaks / Creeps (Maetrik Fusion Edit)
15. Jaydee / Payback (Maceo Plex Remix)
16. S.A.M. / Nangijala (Maceo Plex Reggae Edit)
17. Turner / Multiorgel (Schneider TM Mix)
18. Maceo Plex / Mind On Fire

US tour dates:
14th March: Mansion – Miami, FL
15th March: Beyond Wonderland Pre Party @ Exchange, LA
16th March: Beyond Wonderland at Downtown LA, LA
17th March: Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL
20th March: Ellum Showcase at Electric Pickle, Miami, FL
24th March: Last Resort, Miami, FL

http://www.k7.com / http://www.dj-kicks.com / http://www.dj-kicks.com/maceoplex

Rebel Rave 3 mixed by Subb-an

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by E.N.

  • – The third instalment of the Rebel Rave series cements 10 years of Crosstown Rebels existence and looks back on their last year of prolific achievements
  • – Disc 3 is a compendium of the label’s history carefully selected and mixed by Wunderkind, Subb-an named DJ Magazines ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ of 2011
  • – Discs one and two highlight some of the best moments of 2012 and feature artists that have grown from and with the label such as Art Department, Mathew Jonson, Maceo Plexand Jamie Jones as well as newcomers destined for great things in 2013 such asInfinity Ink and Laura Jones
  • – Accompanied by a global tour to mark a decade of the label that will take in 5 continents, 18 countries and 44 artists. Video CR10 tour

CRMCD022 RebelRave3_CoverhighresAs Crosstown Rebels reach a decade of existence they look back with pride on one of their most prolific years to date with the third episode of their treasured Rebel Rave series. This three disc compendium of their yield from 2012 walks back together through a year which saw them launch a mystical festival, Day Zero, and reconnect with classic artists from the label’s history such as Mathew Jonson, Jamie Jones, Tiga & Dinky as well as typically introducing a sea of new faces such asFrancesca LombardoAmiraliFur Coat and Aidan Lavelle.

The third disc is a nostalgic journey on the whole label’s history mixed together by rising star, Subb-an. Named as DJ Magazines ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ in their 2011 end of year awards, Subb-an’s prodigious studio talents have seen him in demand for remixes of mainstream artists such as Jamie Woon, Lana Del Ray, Noir & Haze and Hollis P Monroe over recent months. An instigator of the infamous Below events in Birmingham and co-owner of One Records alongside Adam Shelton, Subb-an has gradually become cherished worldwide as a tastemaker and musical innovator.

His mix exudes a flair for winning over the dancefloor with graceful stitching and vivacious grooves. He ducks and dives taking a tripped out mood through mind-expanding choices such as Gavin Herlihy’s‘Witching Hour’ and Loco Dice’s remix of Riz MC’s‘Radar’ before steering back to driving into the midst of the night with glorious choices such as D’Julz’s edit of Solomun’s anthemic Rebellion release ‘Daddy’s Jam’ and Subb-an’s own‘Misleading’. His peers Jamie Jones, Francesca Lombardo and Amirali also offer highlights to his seamless selection, with Amirali’s ‘Whisper’ adding an epic and graceful close to his episode.

Subb-an will be a main artist featuring on the colossal 10 years of Crosstown Rebel Rave tour in 2013, taking in five continents and eighteen countries alongside the label founder and flagship artist, Damian Lazarus. This global journey will bear fruit to another torrent of mind tripping, off-the-grid events driven by their tight-knit Rebel family of artists.

Rebel Rave 3 proves why Crosstown Rebels have remained the electronic pioneering force of the past decade and hints at their plans for the future

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD022
Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

Tracklist

  1. Subb-an feat. Anomaly Jonez – Misleading.
  2. Francesca Lombardo – Eyes (Subb-an Edit).
  3. 3 Channels – Base Place.
  4. Solomun – Daddy’s Jam (D’julz Remix)
  5. Subb-an feat. Anomaly Jonez – Positive Expression
  6. Pier Bucci – Congas Pond
  7. Riz MC – Radar (Loco Dice In The Box Remix)
  8. Fosky feat. Shiva – Shiva (The Martinez Brothers Remix)
  9. Jamie Jones – My Body
  10. The Model feat. My Favorite Robot – Still In My Heart (Ivan Smagghe Remix Subb-an Edit)
  11. Dan Berkson – The Hollow
  12. Gavin Herilhy – Witching Hour
  13. Pier Bucci – Jess
  14. Amirali – Just An Illusion (Accapella)
  15. Mathew Jonson – Dayz
  16. Amirali – Whisper

 

CROSSTOWN REBELS 10 YEAR TOUR DATES

JAN 25    SAN JUAN            PUERTO RICO

JAN 26    EL ROSARIO         LIMA

FEB 16    SYDNEY                 AUSTRALIA

FEB 17    MELBOURNE        AUSTRALIA

FEB 22    TOKYO                   JAPAN

FEB 23    HONG KONG        CHINA

MAR 01   CHICAGO              US

MAR 02   NEW YORK            US

MAR 08   MONTREAL           CANADA

MAR 09   TORONTO             CANADA

MAR 14   SAN FRANCISCO    US

MAR 16   LOS ANGELES        US

MAR 23   MIAMI                US

MAR 30   AMSTERDAM        HOLLAND

MAR 31   BASEL                SWITZERLAND

APR 07    BARCELONA        SPAIN

APR 12    BRUSSELS            BELGIUM

APR 13    MUNICH             GERMANY

APR 19    ROME                ITALY

APR 20    BOLOGNA            ITALY

APR 21    MANTOVA            ITALY

APR 26    LEEDS                UK

APR 27    LONDON            UK

APR 28    MOSCOW            RUSSIA

MAY 04    STOCKHOLM         SWEDEN

MAY 07    PARIS                FRANCE

MAY 08    BERLIN                GERMANY

MAY 11    MEXICO CITY        MEXICO

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
Web: www.needwant.co.uk
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday March 4th, 2013

Tracklist

  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
www.futuredisco.net

Amirali – In Time ,May 14th on Crosstown Rebels

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by E.N.

How do you follow up a year of delivering some of the best music on the planet? Find some thats even better. Crosstown Rebels do it again and discover a true talent in Amirali unleashing his longplayer ‘in Time’ as their first entry into 2012.

Amirali goes beyond your average dance music producer. A musician at heart, every instrument heard on ‘In Time’ was played by the Iranian-come-Canadian producer. He shapes his songs in mysterious patterns and subtly hypnotises with his dexterity. The album passes swiftly and stops time in its path, leaving a deep longing to hear it again and yearning to unravel its secrets

Amirali’s voice is mysterious and evocative, a futuristic hybrid of indie idols (think a sombre Ian Brown or intoxicated Radiohead) while tainted with the auras of favourite 80s synth heroes Depeche Mode amidst the current energy of dance enigmas Art Department and Underworld. Forging a strong element of surprise in his tactics, he takes a bold course, daring to create subtle complexities in house music.

The pensive buds of ‘The Harmonious Song’ softly open this quiet masterpiece. Tinkering on weightless pads, Amirali expresses a need to be taken seriously. In ‘Missing’ he spins out swirls of instrumentation and throbbing basslines while his singing curls and smoulders within its light textures.

‘Just An Illusion’ skips with the heartbeat of house music as Amirali fiirts with a higher tempo. But soon enough ‘Painting On A Canvas’ and its successor ‘Last Words’ revives the buoyant space of before, sketching bright skies and pregnant moods within Amirali’s sunken gothic bells, charged guitar strums and reflective keys.

Other highlights in Amirali’s maiden voyage include his first single, ‘Beautiful World’, unleashed on Lazarus’ own Crosstown Rebels label in early 2012. Apop-infused bomb that captivated the dancefloor, it was an apt introduction for this multifaceted talent and powerful signal of the swells and surges of ‘In Time’ and of the great new talent in our midst.

“Making this album was a period of self discovery in which I got to know myself aa deeper level. ´In Time´, the year and a half journey into an experimentation of myself and my sound consists of 13 tracks. Each track has a different story to tell and is a reflection of my past. It’s the most honest and personal I have ever been with my music, like I´m giving a part of my soul to the listener. I hope they enjoy.” Amirali 2012

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD017
Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Monday May 14th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. The Harmonious Song
  2. Missing
  3. Just An Illusion
  4. Painting On A Canvas
  5. Last Words
  6. Midnight Train
  7. My Way
  8. Beautiful World
  9. Whisper
  10. No Doubt
  11. Hear Me
  12. Story Of Us
  13. The Sounds Of My Life

Damian Lazarus has a sharp ear and talent for A&R and he illustrates this with great clarity through his latest introduction. He went on a scouting mission for something more alternative for the label, and uncovered the Iranian music maker. Amirali’s heritage from Iran hangs heavy in the atmospheres of ‘In Time’ but Toronto is where he evoked the spirits of dance music into his style. Currently residing in London, Amirali will tour his new and exclusive live set this year to mark the launch of the album including vocals, live keys and a visual exploration into his weird and wonderful mind.

Following a year that the label was crowned the leader of the pack, spawning albums from the biggest artists of the year such as Art Department, Deniz Kurtel and Maceo Plex and coming top of the charts in many end of year charts, Crosstown Rebels dare to introduce another raw talent with unique dimensions. Later this year they have aligned new album material from their homegrown team including Resident Advisor’s no 1 DJ of the year, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex plus new collaborations and signings Fur Coat, Mother Of Seven and more.

TOUR DATES
Feb 25          Nest, Leeds
March 2        Rebel Rave, Melbourne
March 3        Rebel Rave, Sydney
March 24      Get Lost, Miami
March 31      Calypso, Tunisia
April 7           Fabric, London
April 14         Watergate, Berlin
June 16        Lovebox festival, London

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