Apr 20
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Getting Lost In Miami

Bill Patrick being joined by Seth Troxler for a special Santorini Alley b2b surprise at Get Lost Miami 2017.

Apr 16
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Patrice Baumel April Beatport Chart

Patrice Baumel selects some of his favourite digital picks in his latest Beatport chart, featuring the killer remix of ‘I Found You’ by Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, out now on Crosstown Rebels.

View the full chart here

Apr 10
Apr 05

Skream April Mix 2017

Skream delivers the latest in his mix serious, packing some serious heat in his April addition.

Apr 05
Mar 31

Mixmag Premiere Route 94 & Matt Tolfrey ‘Habitual’

It’s amazing to see how far Route 94 has come over the years. His chart-topping success ‘My Love’ might have propelled him into the spotlight but its sound certainly hasn’t defined him.

Releases on Leftroom and Defected showcased a darker, more sinister tech-house sound and now he makes an appearance on another well-established imprint. Time for Route 94 to head to Crosstown Rebels.

His latest ‘Mind, Body, Soul’ EP is some of the best output we’ve heard from the producer and one of the tracks is a collaboration with UK house hero Matt Tolfrey. It’s a stand-out of the record and it’ll blow the roof off any club it’s played in.

It’s a pulsating roller that uses thick, venomous basslines as the central pont of the track and we can’t stop listening to it. Listen below.

Out now on vinyl and digital release – lnk.to/CRM177

Mar 27

John Monkman – When We Dip Podcast

The eighty second edition of our central mix and interview series hosts a producer and dj with an impeccable track record. Kompakt, Anjunadeep, Rebellion, Suara, Chapter 24…. the list is eye-watering and endless. John Monkman’s creative talent is undeniable. We’re honoured to have the man behind Beesemyer Music with us this week to talk shop and it’s accompanied by an exclusive sixty minute tape. Enjoy!

Mar 21

Resident Advisor Announce Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ‘I Found You’ Remixes

Black Coffee and Patrice Bäumel have remixed Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons’ latest single, I Found You.

The remixes appear on a three-track 12-inch due out in April through Crosstown Rebels. “I Found You,” the title track, has been a staple of Damian Lazarus’s DJ sets since January, when he used it to close his Day Zero festival in Mexico. It was recorded in the Italian countryside in 2016, and is the first in a string of 2017 singles.

“This is the first time I’ve created music in a band situation and I loved every moment of it,” Lazarus says about the project. “I decided to make the new music as a collective and the four of us have created magic. The energy that we enjoyed from beginning to end of this process was electric.”

Read the full feature here

Mar 19

Kevin Knapp Delivers The Latest Metronome Podcast For Insomniac Events

Dirtybird. Hot Creations. Lost. Poker Flat. Viva Music. Over the past six years, Kevin Knapp’s discography has read like a who’s who of underground house music elite. Now, after a chance meeting with UK veteran Damian Lazarus a decade ago, the San Francisco native is set for his biggest EP release to date, Find Me, his latest four-tracker debuting on Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels sub-label, Rebellion.

So, we thought it was high time we got an exclusive mix from the Berlin-based powerhouse. Featuring the likes of Green Velvet, Bontan and Ardalan, Knapp’s 60-minute set is the perfect testing ground for his latest signature singles—like the peak-time player “Bumpin’,” the party builder “Without Purpose,” and the deeper title cut, “Find Me,” featuring singer and lifelong friend Baby Luck (aka Brittany Ballard).

Mar 18
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Get Lost Miami 2017 – 12th Session: Line-up

Over the last 11 years Get Lost has emerged from an off-kilter after hours to become the unofficial underground anchor point of Miami Music Week. A 24 hour long bacchanal where mornings and nights collide, old cohorts reunite and strangers get lost together.

Get Lost simply has to be experienced, it’s a party unlike any other during Miami Music Week; whether it’s dancing beneath a tree in the courtyard’s dappled setting sun, catching a raucous mid-day set in the alley or navigating through the fog and lasers of the early morning after-hours – musical oddities and discoveries lurk behind every corner.

As ever Get Lost has revealed a line-up of live acts and DJs that’s longer than a wizard’s sleeve, but in the Get Lost tradition it’s often the unexpected moments that are most magical.

Mystery can be fun, and surprise is an undervalued virtue. Get Lost will start at 5am, the rest come find out for yourselves.

Crosstown Rebels celebrates fifteen years of mind-bending sonic existence in 2017, the label has unearthed talents like Jamie Jones, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Deniz Kurtel and Seth Troxler, almost single handedly transforming the face of modern dance music. The Rebels’ otherworldly Day Zero festival in Tulum Mexico has set the standard for an immersive experience, while Get Lost has crisscrossed the globe hosting unforgettable musical marathons in LA, Paris, Mexico City, Brazil, Miami and beyond.

Damian Lazarus, his label and events, continue to champion a fiercely independent and relentlessly adventurous spirit that much of modern dance music has forgotten. Remember it, and Get Lost with them this March.

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Mar 16

Kaltblut Premiere Kevin Knapp feat. Baby Luck ‘Find Me’

Making his debut on Rebellion, a label that champions music for the early hours, famed DJ, producer and vocalist Kevin Knapp has created four original tracks for the Crosstown Rebels imprint. Ten years since first crossing paths with Damian Lazarus, the stars have finally aligned, resulting in the Find Me EP. Baby Luck aka Brittany Ballard features on ‘Find Me’ with her first ever vocal recording. Lifelong friends, her dynamic vocal fits perfectly over the bubbling baseline. “It’s been super dope working with a vocalist other than myself, and solely wearing the producer’s hat in that creative dynamic. You can expect a bunch more of that, for sure. Really buzzing about all of the circumstances surrounding the whole EP. Hope you enjoy!” – Kevin Knapp

Read the full feature and listen to ‘Find Me’ here 

Mar 15

Damian Lazarus ‘Miami Beasts’ Beatport Chart

Damian Lazarus hand-picks some of his digital beasts for Beatport in the latest chart before the Rebels descend onto Miami for the 12th Session of Get Lost.

Including tracks from Joeski, Mihai Popoviciu, Pale Blue, Rowee and John Monkman. View the full chart here


Mar 15
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Kevin Knapp Talks To 6am About San Francisco & His Forthcoming “Find Me” EP

Austin-bred, San Francisco-schooled producer, DJ and vocalist, Kevin Knapp has emerged from the ever-bustling electronic music scene of the Bay Area to become one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in today’s house music scene.

Versatile in his productions and DJ sets, Kevin takes no prisoners with an approach that sees him always striving to get the dance floor rocking, with releases on labels such as Hot Creations, Dirtybird, Poker Flat, Sanity, Lost, Viva Music and Truesoul a testament to his prowess and prolificness in the studio. A man of many skills, the US born artist started out by DJing in San Francisco for notorious clubs such as Werd and Housepitality and after relocating to Berlin his career catapulted and a global touring schedule ensued.

On March 17th he is scheduled to release his next EP entitled Find Me and introducing Baby Luck aka Brittany Ballard, who makes her first ever vocal recording for this project. Distinguished for his jacking house cuts, Kevin has a created a deeply charming EP, reinforcing his position within the dance scene. The four-track release, which is all originals, will be coming out on Rebellion, one of Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels sister labels, and includes two tracks that were premiered by Pete Tong on the same night during one of his esteemed BBC Radio 1 Friday night shows.

Read the full interview here

Mar 09
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Tsugi Premiere Joeski’s New Single ‘Tribute To Obatala’

When he comes out a little tech-house, his favourite style, Joeski can be a real explorer of the house. From discs to records, the New Yorker varies the pleasures by proposing influences sometimes African, sometimes disco, when he does not move towards the dub or the deep-house. We think The Groundfloor and The Sax Attack on Siesta Music in Lessons In Dub at Poker Flat Recordings or even “House The Casbah” his edit of the Clash.

Tomorrow, Friday 10 March, Joeski goes even further by paying tribute to the African god Obatalá with Tribute EP available at Crosstown Rebels . To get back to listening properly to this record, you first need to know a little about the subject. Obatalá is a god, an orisha in African, born of Yoruba mythology, he is a creative deity, he is considered the father of the orishas and all the humanity. It is he who protects, judges and defends his beings. So it was to this god that Joeski decided to dedicate his last EP . ” I want to do this tribute for some time now.

We present today exclusively a first excerpt of this mystical EP . A tribal piece in which Joeski plays for more than seven minutes African percussions and chants, kick house, techno beat playing with drops and climbs.

Read the full article here