sis, the alias of burak sar, returns once again to crosstown rebels. following on from releases such 2012s round pen, 2015s sombra india and last years the blindside, the german-born producer heavily influenced by his turkish roots- presents us with this tribal triple-threat. sis explains that it was sending his first ever demo tape to crosstown rebels in 2004 that initiated his relationship with the label and tells us to expect some rolling dance floor breakers. karmir nur gets the ep underway. sensual strings abound with a heady, tribal chant that lulls you into a state of hypnosis. tima rolls along, building slowly as the layers pull you in deeper still towards those familiar strings. dandini brings back the tribal chanting. the vocals are backed by mesmeric drums, perfect for an intoxicating, dance floor procession. burak sar has released a number of records on renowned imprints such as get physical music, mobilee and cocoon recordings as well as running his own successful label, cocolino records.
internationally acclaimed dj, producer and label boss guy gerber has unveiled his dynamic new ep what to do. a producer known for his eclectic and melodic sounds, guys ep embodies a varied range of sonic arrangements that the israeli dj has become synonymous with, starting with the opener what to do. a deep, and cosmic production clad with cymbal-claps and a wide range of isolated percussive instruments, the title track features groove-fuelled vocals, offering a stark contrast to night of the gold diggers, guys punchy-house track which utilises high-pitched drum rolls and claps. with ep finale hummingbird blues focusing on percussive bass elements, instrumental chords sweep through a track underpinned by a gruff and distorted vocal. as a performer, guy gerber is consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, earning a top 10 live performer nod three years in a row for resident advisor. launching in 2014, guys rumors imprint served as a home to guys colossal collaboration with dixon, no distance, as well as his crossover album with puff daddy, 11:11, which proved one of 2014s most startling and impressive lps. since then, the label has released music from the likes of seth troxler, dj tennis, chaim and more, and guy’s own standout releases secret encounters ep in 2016 and here comes the rain last year.