Vancouver-born, Berlin-based Cobblestone Jazz member Mathew Jonson makes a further appearance on Crosstown Rebels after 2011's 'Dayz'. 'Automaton' propels forward with nimble whizzing synth stabs over hip-wiggling bass, whilst 'In The Stars' has a heady Balearic feel, his tactile production winning over.
One of Panorama Bar's most cherished residents Steffi mixes the fifth in the series. Aside from the three exclusive gems released prior, new material from Dexter, Juju & Jordash, Steffi herself, as well as a nice appearance from DJ Fett Burger ride strong in an engaging and challenging house workout. Essential!
13 May 2013
New CLR crew member Rebekah makes a fine start mixing a compilation of only CLR releases. Exploring the breadth of the label's sound, from spacious dark details where Lucy and TW are involved, to searing headsdown techno of Speedy J and Drumcell, Van Hoesen's The Knife remix making a welcome appearance too.
Following up the upbeat tones of 'Council Flat Emptiness', The Black Dog's second Darkhaus sees 'Cracked', with Rob Hood-esque sinister minimalism and 'Broken Mind', gritty nudging dark techno entoiled in murky bass. The Regis remix sharpens its teeth over its bristling roar, tough tracks for the techno caverns of the world.
More impeccable post-Drexciyan armoury from incredibly productive Detroit native Sherard Ingram. 'Cryptic' a real killer, a deepsea bassline lurking under skull-tickling synth probes, 'Know Your Enemy' is a tightly-spun warcry softened with elastic pads, whilst 'Solitude' bounces with a gleeful swing.
The Cómeme crew rally together label affilliates with new artists from around South America. Carisma's sassy punk and acid-tinged house, Gladkazuka's lush Latino-wriggling electrofunk, whilst Zafiro's Candombe rhythms serenade the sub-tropics, proving South American music way ahead of the game. Awesome!
Errorsmith and Fiedel return with another steaming hot tropical stormer which has been doing the rounds on the globe's discerning dancefloors. 'Que Barbaro' stretches a riff to its most extreme, a bare bones 'kwaito-informed' ecstasy and 'Casio Dub' buries its disco soul under a cheeky roaming bassline. File under rave essentials.
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