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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

Future Disco Volume 5 Downtown Express Compiled & Mixed by Sean Brosnan

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by E.N.

Marking the year where disco reached the masses and bore many new offshoots and fusions, the award-winning Future Disco series celebrates with its fifth episode ‘Downtown Express’ carefully crafted by Sean Brosnan.

In 2011 disco became yet more engulfed into its musical siblings. Its intrinsic sounds were in a constant state of flux, typical of the ever-changing beast dance music. The new breed of disco brought the arrival of basslines from artists such as Maxxi Soundsystem and Maceo Plex and further merged it with contemporary house music.

‘Downtown Express’ is a celebration of this that goes the distance to champion the best releases from a sea of new talent to embrace the genre such as David August, Benoit & Sergio and Tiger & Woods, who were all equally as likely to break records on traditional disco labels as they were techno imprints such as Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations in 2011. These records broke the existing rules, bringing samples and elements from disco roots with their own current interpretation, in line with the Future Disco established vision.

The Future Disco series is a barometer for new and future sounds, mapping connections and hinting at where the key artists are headed in relation to the wider musical movement. Joining the dots between the year’s biggest pop stars Metronomy, to new faces such as Mano Le Tough, and established artists alongside those are reaching fever pitch includingMaceo Plex.  

‘Downtown Express’ is a powerful 80s boogie electronic trip engulfing all on a non stop late night party vibe. As ever, Future Disco brings together key tracks and future hits such as Miguel Campbell Something Special’ (Best Track DJ Mag Best Of British Awards), alongside unheard cuts from Maxxi Soundsystem ‘There’s No Love’ and his remix of Bonar Bradberry.

The mix revisits staple artists that the series gave early recognition to and have gone on to become big talents including Crazy P and Tensnake, as well as young burgeoning talent from the Needwant family, Bonar Bradberry and Mario Basanov in his epic Metronomy remix.

Now a global brand synonymous with style and substance, the Future Disco residencies continue to grow at Space in Ibiza and Ministry Of Sound in London while their one off events are gaining momentum across Asia, America and Europe. Their monthly radio show is still perceived as a voice for breaking new records to its expanding diverse audience.

Label: Needwant
Cat no: NEEDCD007
Web: www.needwant.co.uk
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Moon Boots – Off My Mind
  2. Crazy P present The Syndromes – The Hit
  3. Miguel Campbell – Something Special
  4. Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods Remix)
  5. Maxxi Soundsystem – There’s No Love
  6. Cosmic Kids – Reginalds Groove (Classixx remix)
  7. Bonar Bradberry – Lip Therapy (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
  8. David August – On My Mind
  9. TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos – Something Happened (Pitto Instrumental Remix)
  10. Metronomy – Corrine (Mario Basanov Remix)
  11. Benoit & Sergio – Principles
  12. Mano Le Tough – Those Lights Are Lives
  13. DJ T. – City Life feat. Cari Golden (Maceo Plex Remix)
  14. The Gathering – In My System (Revenge Remix)
  15. Mario Basanov – We Are Child Of Love (Mario’s ReDub)
  16. Rewards – Equal Dreams feat. Solange Knowles
  17. Joakim – Find A Way (Soul Clap Floating Mix)
  18. Penguin Prison – Multi Millionaire (Prince Language Instrumental Remix)

Future Disco is spearheaded by Sean Brosnan, who adds an element of delicacy and intricate craftsmanship to each episode, resulting in a discerning fusion that is indistinguishable in style and nods to the past while hinting at the future. Available in mixed and unmixed format, this episode is suitable for novices as much as avid collectors.

Future Disco has mapped the reemergence of the disco phenomena over its five year history. Garnering titles such as iTunes compilation of the year, it is a voice for anyone seeking knowledge, comfort and pleasure from a genre that has come to eclipse not only a style, but also a desire to dance.

Crosstown Rebels presents Rebel Rave 2 mixed by Droog

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2011 has been the best year so far for arguably the world’s best underground dance label, Crosstown Rebels. Having released incredible artist albums by Maceo Plex, Deniz Kurtel & Art Department and the sublime ‘Get Lost 4’ mixed by Damian Lazarus, they now release Rebel Rave 2 as a compendium to their most prolific year to date. The album showcases highlights from the year over two discs and features a stunning DJ mix on CD3 mixed by high flying LA threepiece collective Droog.

Rebel Rave returns with another three discs of upfront material from the Crosstown Rebels recent catalogue, in a similar format to the first edition. Featuring some of the most ground-breaking, critically acclaimed and widely loved singles from the Crosstown stable this year; from label stalwarts Jamie Jones, Glimpse, Deniz Kurtel, Dan Berkson and head honcho Damian Lazarus, to a sea of new faces in Russ Yallop, Fur Coat and Subb-an, and outstanding contributions from two of this year biggest artists Maceo Plex and Art Department plus huge releases from Guti & Dubshape, Solomun, James What, Inxec & Droog.

The collection is a great barometer to Crosstown’s triumphant year. The first two discs are unmixed and span buried B-sides, reedits and remixes from some of this year’s biggest releases, featuring work by some inspirational producers such as DJ Harvey, Guy Gerber, Maya Jane Coles, Dixon, Ewan Pearson, Ivan Smagghe, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Zev (Wolf + Lamb) and many more. Disc three is a superb mix of highlights and fresh material from the imprint sonically sculptured together by LA’s Droog. Hypnotic and alluring, vibrant and exciting, this timeless journey cements a victorious year for both the imprint, and its expanding family of artists.

Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat no: CRMCD016
Web: www.crosstownrebels.com
Distribution: Above Board Distribution
Released: Monday November 28th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. Deniz Kurtel – Music Watching Over Me Feat. Leza Boyland
  2. Art Department Feat. Seth Troxler – Living The Life (ABA Therapy Version)
  3. Maceo Plex – Your Style (Maya Jane Coles Remix) w/ James What – About Love
  4. Riz MC – Radar (Loco In A Box Remix)
  5. Solomun – Daddy’s Jam w/ Fur Coat – Space Ballad feat. Argenis Brito (Acapella)
  6. Russ Yallop – I Can’t Wait
  7. Russ Yallop – Crossroads (Fur Coat Remix)
  8. Art Department Feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade – We Call Love (DJ Harvey Remix)
  9. Damian Lazarus – Different Now (Art Department Remix)
  10. Jimmy Maheras – Space Jam (Matt Tolfrey Remix)
  11. Inxec v. Droog – Westbound
  12. Subb-an – Positive Expression (Dub) w/ Dan Berkson – Anything For You
  13. Deniz Kurtel feat. Mykle Anthony – Best Of (Dixon Remix)
  14. Maceo Plex – Can’t Leave You
  15. Quenum – My Baby Face w/ The Model feat. My Favorite Robot – Still In My Heart (Acapella)
  16. Martin Dawson & Glimpse – No One Belongs Here More Than You (Ewan Pearson Remix)

Born in 2008 as a prolific film series that follows some of the most charismatic and formidable characters of the underground dance music scene as their career takes them around the globe (www.rebelrave.tv), Rebel Rave has become a benchmark for a new coming of age for house and techno music. Put together by global pioneers of the industry, Crosstown Rebels, Rebel Rave is a beacon of kudos, keeping a foot firmly in the underground while carving its own path into the mainstream.

The first compilation came from Clive Henry and for the second episode we meet Droog, a unique three piece collective from Lazarus’ new home in Los Angeles. Droog are Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe, a dynamic trio of producers, DJs and music lovers that have set about instilling their passion into their beat hungry West Coast environment. Droog are behind the infamous rooftop soirees at LA’s Standard hotel that brought the elite of house and techno to the city for the first time.

Now regularly showcasing the best talent and with Steve Bug, Magda, Dixon and Soul Clap all big fans of the series, Culprit sessions are undoubtedly the superior event in LA for cutting edge music. In 2009, Droog started their Culprit label, initiated with the debut release from Hot Natured. Since then it has supported the careers of local talent such as Kenneth James Gibson and Lee Foss (before his relocation to London) and brought early releases from Matt Tolfrey & Inxec and Ovum star M A N I K.

Damian Lazarus established Crosstown Rebels 8 years ago and has created a covert force of nature that continues to dig up new talent and future heroes. Rebel Rave is the label’s flagship calling card and an annual celebration of its achievements to date. Rebel Rave marks the close of 2011 for Crosstown Rebels, while next year promises to be an yet more prolific, with new albums from Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Art Department & Deniz Kurtel, as well as debut albums from Fur Coat, Amirali and many other exciting new projects.

Watch Rebel Rave TV: http://www.rebelrave.tv

Watergate 08-Lee Curtiss

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Only 9 years after its official opening, Watergate has become one of the world’s most prominent underground electronic music institutions. In no small part due to its picturesque location running directly alongside the river Spree, its wall to wall LED dance floor installa- tion and most of all, its consistent flow of first-rate international talent performing every week.

Watergate’s presence and influence has spawned many side projects including a boutique- style Mix CD series now in its 8th volume. A who’s who of the club’s regular talent and resident artists such as Sascha Funke, Sebo K, dOP, Ellen Allien and others have all contributed to the aesthetically pleasing series, now regarded as collector’s items.

For the eight installment in our mix series, we bridge the gap between two global capitals of techno: Berlin, and Detroit, home of Lee Curtiss who delivers a forward-thinking mix, inspired by time spent living in both cities. Lee is one of a new generation of techno visionar- ies from the Motor City, that includes his Visionquest collaborators Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Seth Troxler, who are putting their own unique spin on their city’s most famous underground musical export. Based between Detroit and Berlin for the last four years, Lee has a fundamental grasp of what makes both dancefloors at Watergate tick, and this enduring love and understanding of the space clearly shines through in his mix. Building on the raw soul and funk of those who have blazed a trail before him, on both sides of the Atlantic, Lee brings his own subtle melodies and keen sense of dramatic tension to the fore in a mix that encompasses all that is vibrant and exciting about underground techno in 2011.

Artist: Lee Curtiss
Title: Watergate 08
Release Date: 04-Jul-2011
Record Label: Watergate
Tracklist
01. Lee Curtiss – Drivin’ / Jazzler aka Dixie Yure – Beth & The Gamma Ray’s Fields – Flumo
02. No Regular Play – Walking (Next To Me) (Shaun Reeves Remix) – No.19 Music
03. Maceo Plex – Fallin’ (live cut) – Visionquest
04. Footprintz – The Things That Last Forever (Lee Curtiss Feets Up Edit) – Visionquest
05. Guy Gerber – Hate Love (Maayan Nidam Remix) – Supplemental Facts
06. Maceo Plex – Your Style – Crosstown Rebels
07. dOP – After Party (Le Loup Remix) – Life And Death
08. Footprintz – The Favorite Game (Lee Curtiss Feets Still Up Edit) – Visionquest
09. Alex Smoke – Make My Day (Ryan Crosson Morning Sorrow Remix) – Soma
10. dOP – Your Sex – Supplemental Facts
11. Whomadewho – Every Minute Alone (Tale Of Us Remix) – Life And Death
12. James Teej – Daytime Ringer – Supernature
13. Hot Natured feat. Ali Love – Forward Motion – Hot Creations
14. Kim Ann Foxman – What You Need – Mr.INTL Records

Red Dot Relief – rebuilding Japan Together

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The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the 65 years since World War II.” Naoto Kan, Japanese Prime Minister

What is Red Dot Relief?
It is a group of artists and supporters of the dance music community who are asking YOU to compare those factors mentioned above and to make magic happen!! Red Dot Relief is a call to action across the dance music community in a bid to raise money and spread awareness of the disaster stricken regions of Japan. Spearheaded by Visionquest (Seth Troxler) & Friends alongside the Tuning Spork Efforts Team we are trying to influence others to follow and donate whatever they can to the disaster fund by involving not only artists but the wider community in this cause including event organisers, promoters, club owners, clubbers, agencies, music labels and the supporting press.

For our Red Dot Relief proposal and full details please click here

How can you help?
If you are an artist
- Help us promote this effort via your social networking websites, mailing lists and most importantly word of mouth (talking has been proven to still be the most effective way to exchange ideas and turn them into reality).
- We would then ask you to donate a part of your artist fee from a particular event (to take part in this effort we suggest a minimum donation of 10% of your average fee).

If you are a promoter or venue/club/lounge…
- We would like to ask you to allow a team of volunteers to spread fund collection buckets around your venue/party.
- Clearly display the Red Dot around your venue to show that you support this effort.
-Suggest to your artists and their agents prior to the event participating and donating to the cause (minimum of 10% as previously suggested).
- All promotional material related to the event should bear the red dot for this cause to spread awareness about this project and maximise exposure to your audience which is key to making the project more successful.

If you are a label/agency/clubber
- There are many ways of getting involved such as making a direct donation as a business or as a civilian; influence your friends and family to do the same and get involved by helping spread the word via all communication means available to you.

Music is life and love is the answer. Let’s make this happen!!

Current participating members of the dance music community

Jay Haze, Visionquest, Cesar Merveille, Mr.C, Leif, Chris Lattner, Julietta,Claus Voigtmann, Clive Henry, Dan Ghenacia, Damian Lazarus, Deniz Kurtel, Craig Richards, Droog, Dyed Soundorom, Tiefschwarz, Kiki, Guti, Dubshape Jamie Jones, jozif, Konrad Black, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Matt Tolfrey, Move D,Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Russ Yallop, Solomun, Soul Clap, Subb-an, Superfreq,Sud Electronic, Tuning Spork, Toi.Toi.Musik,

Crosstown Rebels, lo*kee, Fabric, Exstatic Sounds, Colourful Sessions, Freak Farm,Simmer London, Colours In Music, maouris pr, Bullitt Bookings, Elysium Lounge, Flawless Sound, Verboten, Autobrennt, Plexi pr, Rythmism.com, Feelbookings

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