the london based ross evans is coming up again on numbers with a great 4 tracker. after releases on label such as cocoon, saved, break new soil, cr2 and get physical records, just named a few, we finally put 4 strong tracks on the 26th catalog number. the ep starts with someday acid influenced prime time monster. a2 abzorda shows some catchy deep vibes with a cool atmosphere. on the flip we got two more named deranged with the hypno vocals and the screwing bassline and last but not least stroke my ego with the classic deep house touch. hope you enjoy and play numbers
ross evana continues to make a sizeable impact with his productions as he drops his superb three-piece >guillotine ep< on rekluse.
supported by laurent garnier, karotte, m.a.n.d.y., gregor tresher, slam, nic fanciulli, phil kieran, reset robot, terry francis and many more!
big with: tiefschwarz, radio slave, gregor tresher, nick curly, reboot, solomun, monika kruse, karotte, d julz, audiofly, sascha dive and many more! we are happy two present a great 4 tracker. ross starts with the laxy groovy track >losing consciousness< followed up from powerfull >devil inside<. b side with two groovy tracks coming from yousef.
ross evana and his producer alex tepper have been responsible for many of the biggest tracks this year. with this four-tracker ross and alex present a selection of pure dj-food, roadtested to set dancefloors on fire!
saved regular ross evana returns to the label with the monstrous >these sounds<, a vocal infused future classic that cannot be ignored. combining an infectious groove with devastatingly catchy vocals the lead single will slip with ease into any djs box and remain there for years to come.
continuing with the quality expected of a saved release, gregor tresher makes his debut on the label, presenting his take on the lead single and adding a flavour to the original that only he knows how.
already played by sven väth, seth troxler. joris voorn, tiefschwarz, reboot... the london resident ross evana already excelled as dj at pacha nyc, at ministry of sound london or in the we love space series in ibiza. his track >thrilla in manila< first takes its time to build up before it sets a tremendously powerful exclamation mark on the dancefloor with its tropical-hypnotic percussions. with its second track, the ninth edition of cocoons 10 inch -series leads us to the land of the midnight sun. the two stockholm-born cousins alex caytas and aleks patz have started their musical collaboration only in 2007 but can already look back on a hand full of very good produced releases for the stuttgart-based label parquet recordings and the italian label caremella, as well as on remixes for martin dawson/king roc and voltique. >blue sea< shows the duos affinity to the energetic deep house techno of the nineties: with its organ sound, blues vocals and a highly infectous bass line, this track could almost pass as a modern and uncluttered version of st. germain, being predestined for warm summer nights. this is how techno sounds in 2011.
with the list of talented producers busting at the seams of todays dance music trousers. with it comes an abundance of great tracks that dont get enough attention. training camp vol. 1 is an opportunity to offer a haven for budding producers to show what they are made of. it is also a chance for us to condition our favorite artists for the big leagues – if they arent already there... regardless if it is bringing through new artists or supporting some of our favorites, training camp vol. 1 is based on showcasing and supporting artists whove made some quality tunes that are designed to be chucked into your record bag, played and put a smile on peoples faces.
FEEDBACK LOOP (INC. SERGE DEVANT, BEDOUIN & MAD PROFESSOR REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK04.09.18
damian lazarus & the ancient moons have released their new track ‘feedback loop’. this is the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming new album heart of sky, out on july 20th through crosstown rebels/bmg. showcasing the warm textures of jesse appiah’s soulful vocals and the ancient moons’ top notch production, ‘feedback loop’ already sounds like a classic and is undoubtably one of the album’s key moments. the song is about a.i., a conversation between man and machine, and rolls out of the speakers like a 21st century update of bristol’s wild bunch sound system. remixes for the dancefloor from bedouin and serge devant, plus dubs from the legendary mad professor, follow on all formats next month.
serge devant returns to one of his favoured labels with his white groove ep, delivering a pair of deep, textured tracks thatll vitalise any rigid dancefloor. archie hamilton makes his crosstown rebels debut and supplies a punchy, tripped-out revision of lead track, white groove. white groove is an absorbing mix of rumbling sub bass, soft, textured percussion, and ethereal pads. loose percussion and a tough kick carve out the initial vibe on connect to server. a hypnotising, low-riding synth is the final layer and helps generate even more groove into this peak time roller. archie hamilton switches up white groove, revising the bassline into a buzzing, forward pushing rhythm but retains the mystical feel of the original, bolstering the whirring pads and using intricate percussive sounds and fx. serge devant hails from brooklyn, new york and released his seminal track fearing love in 2015 on emerald city. since then he’s been championed by damian lazarus, a firm favourite on both crosstown rebels and rebellion, whilst also receiving plaudits for his releases on knee deep in sound and circus recordings. moscow records, moss.co and arkityp owner archie hamilton is one of the uks most promising talents, consistently releasing high quality house and techno on the likes of get physical, fuse london, 2020 vision, fear of flying among others.
THINKING OF YOU (INCL. ART DEPARTMENT & REBOOT REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK27.06.17
following two monumental releases on crosstown rebels, serge devant is back onboard the label to deliver one of his best to date. the immensely sensual thinking of you sees him team up once again with damiano and camille safiya with invigorating remixes from heavy-weights reboot and art department.
serge devant has been turning heads since the seminal fearing love feat. camille safiya dropped in 2015 on emerald city, picking up the best music video award at the 2016 hollywood independent reel film festival. serge reveals it was so nice to have the same company back in the studio to work on more magic! thinking of you breathes the air of summer with its blissfully smooth chords and deep hypnotic tones it s another winner from serge.
welcomed back onto crosstown rebels, no.19 boss jonny white aka art department delivers a raw, techno cut in his modular perspective remix. jonny has seen almost unparalleled success in the world of dance music and continues to be at the forefront of the industry with a huge focus on his record labels and his in-demand label showcases that take the name of his vinyl only label, social experiment.
frankfurt s reboot brings his flavour to the release with intricate percussion and deep underlying pads. growing up in sven vath s omen club, the talented musician now spearheads the new sound of frankfurt and has released on a wealth of labels like circus, moon harbour, cadenza and get physical.
as the summer draws to a close serge devant returns once more to damian lazaruss crosstown rebels with the highly infectious this moment ep. serge original tracks are accompanied by a great dinky remix, to complete this great package. opening up the ep with this moment, devant has created a track that implores the listener to stop and take in all the vibrations, effects and melodies. this is a piece of music that intricately weaves together a hefty bass, curious sounds and an addictive horn. pay close attention to in time and you will be absorbed once more in an enchanting world where all you can do is follow the rhythm of the drums. on the flip and dinky adds her signature vocals, and hooky synth stabs creating a deep and textural remix of this moment.
serge devant returns to the forefront with always on my mind for damian lazarus crosstown rebels, complete with remixes from kornél kovács and pirupa. first heard on lazaruss essential mix in 2015 and much requested since, always on my mind has been causing tremors in its wake. oceanic waves of melody frame muted vocals from ali love, resulting in a chiselled classic bridging the splintered sounds of today.
EXTRA ADDED SOUL: CROSSOVER, MODERN AND FUNKY SOUL (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp US18.10.16
there is a lot of confusion with regards to the modern soul scene. an off-shoot of northern soul, it initially mixed new release independent soul, with post late-60s soul that didn’t fit with the northern scene. they championed a lot of great records, but this was the mid-80s and it now seems odd to describe nearly 50 year old records as modern soul but somehow the name has stuck. extra added soul luxuriates in this contradiction, as it allows us to mix up the boogie like love explosion by donnell pittman, with two-step chicago classics by elvin bishop or el anthony, or the danceable sweet soul of dysons faces with gil scott-heron alike patience by rokk. amongst the twenty tracks there is also room for a touch of prince on 94 easts exceptional if you see me and the cosmic soul of karriems super rarity i love you. on the 14th october 2016 j&d records release three exceptional compilations that look at vintage african-american music through the prism of uk club culture. all night long, can you feel that beat and extra added soul will be available on cd & double vinyl and are compiled by dj and award winning compiler dean rudland, with stunning artwork from his long-time collaborators the unknown. across the three volumes there are 60 tracks of soul, funk and boogie.
this is a tech-blues odyysesy, an introverts primal scream, where complex emotions and urges are vented and perfectly complemented by rathsmans explorations into the dark corners of electronic music. enjoy the journey. with the release only in the hands of a select few tastemaker djs, complex has been making waves at the recent miami winter music conference, receiving hands in the air welcomes and even a sit down ovation according to label boss damian lazarus. complex is set to be the first underground anthem of 2016. the release comes with two carefully chosen remixes. first up is swiss techno stalwart deetron, who steers the song into percussive acid oblivion while serge devant offers up his deep house expertise for a dramatic and driving offbeat cut. original and remixes receiving current support from jamie jones, skream, loco dice, maceo plex, joseph capriati, pig & dan, jon digweed, gorgon city, ame, laurent garnier, nicole moudaber, agoria, carl craig, tensnake, claude von stroke and macro carola
back from a whirlwind tour this summer that included glastonbury, melt & wilderness festivals plus a much-lauded residency at heart in ibiza, performing damian lazarus & the ancient moons eccentric and immersive debut album for the first time, the band unveil their third single, we will return. co-written by ali love, who also features on vocals, we will return is remixed by loves own infinity ink project, serge devant and joeski and veers the moons back to the dancefloor.
larry levans name is synonymous with contemporary dance music culture, his contributions are widely noted in many books and documentaries and in the memories of the lucky people who got to experience his phenomenal dj sets at the now legendary paradise garage in nyc throughout the late 70s until the late 80 s. his name is still mentioned with reverence today and he is listed as an influence by countless djs and artists across the world.
THE STARS OF SALSOUL (FRANKIE KNUCKLES & TEE SCOTT REMIXES) (2X12INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK26.09.17
legendary philadelphia group first choice are undoubtedly disco legends. over the decades they have blessed turntables and eardrums with a slew of classic club records, look at any list of dj s choices or benchmark dance records and you ll see - doctor love , love & happiness , armed & extremely dangerous , double cross , love thang and many, many more! now, that s impressive. a truly legendary group, first choice came from humble beginnings during their student years in their native philly. off the back of some promising local appearances and some radio play they ended up working under the watchful eye of impresario norman harris who was managing soul legends the delfonics. the rest, as they say, is disco history! featured on this incredible compilation is some of first choice s classic mixes and cuts, touched by the old school masters, mixed by the heroes of disco - tee scott, shep pettibone, larry levan, tom moulton etc. truly an essential collection featuring all the classics listed above, and more, in their full 12- mix glory, untouched, respectfully remastered and compiled here with love and care. a truly essential package for the die-hard disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco.
VISION: LIBERTINE - THE HANGMANS TRIAD (BLACK & RED 2X12 LP + 2XCD)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl lp + 2xcd D13.05.16
after a prolonged hiatus, swedish cult-band ordo rosarius equilibrio returns with the new double album project “vision: libertine – the hangman’s triad“, an ambitious and effective marriage of the future and the past.
one black, one transparent red vinyl plus 2 cds housed in a gatefold sleeve.
youngblood brass band are a unique proposition, focused on creating consistently groundbreaking acoustic music, employing whatever sonic means necessary, the 10-piece ensemble marks the point at which punk, brass band, hip hop and improv jazz collide. they assembled in the 90s and have been unleashing their energetic live shows since 2000. originally formed by high school friends in wisconsin, the line-up now comprises players from all over america (madison, new orleans, new york, nashville, minneapolis, chicago). their individual musical tastes are conflicting (the tourbus playlist, based on the acts that they all agree on, includes the rebirth, the roots, fugazi and stevie wonder), but when combined, they are distilled into something strikingly new.
rawthentic music since its inception in 2005, nathan barato & his brother jason have worked to make rawthentic music a label known for showcasing the grittier, more stripped down sounds of house and techno. the name stolen from american blues legend bobby whilcocks quote describing the raw & root sounds of eric clapton, the term rawthentic was the perfect title in showcasing such an idealistic project. by having a toronto homebase and working tightly with the local scene, it only made sense for local artist carlo lio to join the rawthentic crew. making his own studio production & dj waves in clubland, carlo solidified rawthentic as an emerging tech-house label to be reckoned with.
with a james teej remix and a ross evana original this ep is simply dope. make sure you add this into your collection of essential dancefloor records.
groove armada haben während ihrer 20-jährigen karriere nichts von ihrer qualität, integrität und reputation verloren. sie spielen weiterhin lieber kleine, intime clubs als große stadionbühnen und genau so hört und fühlt sich auch ihr neues mixset für fabric an. das gerüst der -fabric live 87- ist der moderne, stark groovige house-sound von heute - von the revenge und move d über reset robot und nicole moudaber bis zu hexxy, dem neuen projekt von andy butler (hercules & love affair). ferner treffen die besten britischen house-labels wie freerange oder saved auf klassische us-pendants wie strictly rhythm oder kms. dazu gibt es sprengsel an electro von den chicken lips, brassfoot, bicep und rick (poppa) howard. und damit einen knapp 70-minütigen energieflash an kinetischen beats, rhythmen und grooves.
hot since 82 hat sich zu einem der respektiertesten house-produzenten des uk entwickelt und präsentiert nun seine erste mix-cd, auf und benannt nach seinem eigenen label knee deep in sound. ein exzellentes deep-, tech- und electro-house-set mit vier eigenen hot since 82 exclusives.
defected in the house ibiza 12 is a three mix release showcasing the impressive diversity of house music that defected now champions. mixed by the labels founder simon dunmore, taking in upfront tracks from kings of tomorrow, groove armada, flashmob, kaytronik, claptone and roy davis jr, this is more than simply a showcase of the latest and greatest, with dunmore selecting a number of records that have soundtracked his epic journey and career through house music.
as the dust begins to settle on the white isle and people become reacquainted with their normal way of life, ministry of sound comes to the rescue with the ultimate ibiza flu remedy. this is the essential round up of all the tracks that have been heating up the biggest party island in the world this summer. the huge tracklist features hit after hit from the biggest acts in music right now, calvin harris, example, dj fresh, chris brown, adele, wretch 32, nero, aloe blacc all feature alongside big room bangers from the biggest dj’s in the white isle, avicii, laidback luke, afrojack, above & beyond...
the fourth in the successful compilation series, chilled r&b summer 2011, this triple album contains current laid back r&b hits alongside a wealth of huge classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. the new 60 track collection is led by tracks that perfectly encapsulate this vibe including aloe blacc -i need a dollar-, rihanna -russian roulette-, mariah carey -my all-, nelly -just a dream-, michael jackson -human nature-, sade -no ordinary love- and bobby brown -rock wit cha-. also featured are huge laid back hits such as jennifer lopez -if you had my love-, jason derulo -ridin solo acoustic version-, usher -you make me wanna- and alicia keys -you don t know my name-. plus, other superstars appearing on the compilation with chilled classics include al green, whitney houston, justin timberlake, kelly rowland, lemar, r.kelly, tlc, craig david and ne-yo.