Oct 10

Get Lost LA – Dancing Astronaut Review

On September 25, Get Lost returned to LA, taking to the legendary Park Plaza Hotel for a warm Sunday evening party. Get Lost, of course, refers to the famed event brand cultivated by Crosstown Rebels head honcho Damian Lazarus that has grown into a widely adored cornerstone of underground dance music. Revelers from across the world are drawn to Get Lost parties for their cutting-edge lineups, friendly atmospheres, and all-around psychedelic experiences.

The 2016 LA edition certainly delivered all of these elements and more. In fact, this version was particularly special due to the addition of All Day I Dream leader Lee Burridge who joined Lazarus for a 5-hour b2b set –the first time the two had done so together in years.

Entering the venue, guests were transported back in time to a visual experience that felt overwhelmingly ancient Grecian in nature. A cavernous lobby lined with intricately-painted wooden ceilings and filled with copious amounts of carpets and eclectic cushions provided a cool place to chill out and breathe, or socialize with their fellow music fans. The outside area was decorated in an equally decadent manner and covered in shade, making the extreme temperatures outside bearable.

Despite being a change of pace from the usual Egyptian Theater, Park Plaza Hotel proved equally formidable for hosting an event like Get Lost, and many could be overheard admiring the new layout.

Read the full feature here -> http://bit.ly/GetLost_LA

Sep 30

Dinky Releases Her New Album ‘Valor’ On Crosstown Rebels

‘Valor’ tells a deeply personal narrative for Chilean born and Berlin based producer / DJ Dinky, her sixth album acts as a pinnacle to her steadfast and illustrious career and brought on a momentous change to her personal journey.

Esteemed for her work on labels such as Cocoon, Ostgut Ton ,Traum, Wagon Repair, Horizontal and Visionquest, and DJ residency at Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar for over a decade, Dinky AKA Alejandra Iglesias is a trained classical guitarist, singer and keyboard player. Her voice is an anchor to ‘Valor’, it’s crisp definition loaded with intensity.

Tracks such as the driving single ‘Casa’ called out by US giants NPR for its “gorgeously layered vocals” and the fragile layers of guitar and synths on cuts like ‘Milk’ make bold unions between sublime house and techno electronics and Dinky’s live instrumentation.

Listen and purchase the album here -> lnk.to/CRMCD033

Sep 25

Get Lost LA

As the summer days wayne into fall and the playa dust settles Crosstown Rebel’s notorious party globe-trotting series Get Lost, returns to LA for another blissful balmy afternoon, with label boss and aural mystic Damian Lazarus once again curating the soundtrack of future’s past with the help of some world-class selectors.

For September’s spectacle, Damian Lazarus will join forces with master of the twilight hour and conductor of the All Day I Dream community Lee Burridge for a marathon B2B set. It’s a heavyweight session for the heads, two of dance music’s most celebrated and idiosyncratic selectors combining their curatorial arts, communities and production wizardry to transform a slice of LA for an afternoon, welcoming dreamers, dancers and cavaliers to get lost at one of the most celebrated parties on earth.

Opening the afternoon’s proceedings with a special extended live set will be decorated leaders of the global underground Dance Spirit, a duo who effortlessly fuse futuristic minimal techno with deeply emotive layers in their performances and productions alike. Their universal prowess will prove to be a perfect fit for the Crosstown crowd once again as they step to the helm with their vibe-driven mastery.

Crosstown Rebels celebrates fourteen years of mind-bending sonic existence in 2016, 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. While its Get Lost party series has traversed the globe setting the standard for immersive events , from outerworldly moments on ancient pyramids in the Mexican Yucatan, to 36 hour marathons in 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 September in LA.

Sep 19
Sep 10

Influences: Matthew Styles – Ransom Note

Matthew Styles played a pivotal role in the development of the London electronic music scene in the mid-2000’s, spending years managing behind the scenes at Cross-Town Rebels and at the infamous Sunday funday debauchery that was Dig Your Own Rave at Shoreditch’s T Bar.

No one-trick pony, Styles soulful house music creations were always kept simmering along nicely alongside, eventually becoming a staple signing to the likes of Classic, Running Back and Ostgut Ton. With the imminent release of his Metro EP and in celebration of his birthday today, we catch up with him to talk influences…

Read the full article here -> http://bit.ly/M_Styles

Sep 01
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Aug 22

XLR8R Announce Dinky’s New Album ‘Valor’

Dinky (real name Alejandra Iglesias) has announced her sixth studio work, Valor, scheduled for a September 30 release on Crosstown Rebels.

Perhaps known best for her decade-long residency at Panorama Bar, solidified by records on Visionquest and Cocoon Recordings, Iglesias’ music is bolstered by a unique upbringing in keyboard, vocals, and classical guitar. Recent singles “Casa” and “Milk” have fused this creative duality, seamlessly blending layers of vocals, electronics, and acoustic instruments.

Composed during a particularly turbulent period of her life, the LP is also a candid reflection of Iglesias’ personal struggles. “Valor in Spanish means ‘courage’ but it’s also the first letters of both my sons Valentin and Orlando combined,” she explains. ‘This album is a personal journey through motherhood and pregnancy as an artist.”

Read the full feature here -> http://bit.ly/__Valor

Mar 17

Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Message From The Other Side (Red Axes Remix)

2015 saw Damian Lazarus create his most ambitious project to date in The Ancient Moons, producing a full length album ‘Message From The Other Side’ with a wide assortment of vocalists and collaborators from around the world. They went on to support Roisin Murphy on tour, gain acclaim from the likes of Dazed & Confused and Lazarus became the final coverstar of the year in the UK”s Mixmag magazine. Now the tracks from ‘The Other Side’ have been reinterpreted by an assortment of stars, from techno stalwarts Juan Atkins & Kimyon Huggins, to Danish experimental talent Kölsch, and Acid Pauli’s sprawling fusion of weirdness. The original material is ploughed in new and surprising directions by Black Butter’s own Gorgon City and Mehmet Aslan, resident at Berlin’s infamous Wilde Renate club. Talent from Lazarus’ label Crosstown Rebels, including Francesca Lombardo, DrumTalk and Israeli duo Red Axes also produce their own visions for the music, all of which retain the mysticism of the original with added dancefloor appeal. The final four tracks revisit some of the biggest moments from the Moons to date, as the album revisits interpretations from Jamie Jones, Dixon, Serge Devant and &Me. Co-produced by James Ford (Simian Mobile […]

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Mar 15

Get Lost Miami – Juan Atkins

With a complete and locked in lineup for this years Get Lost, it takes someone special to stir the waters and have us return to the drawing board.

But it is with great honor that we add one of the true legends and originators of Techno.

From Detroit – The one and only Juan Atkins

Mar 12

Get Lost Miami – Last Pre-sale Tickets

We are in the final week before GET LOST MIAMI 2016. As we gear up for the 11th Session of our yearly 24-hour marathon we would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response we have received this year.

We are getting close to finishing up the pre sale tickets so we advice everyone to get organised sooner rather than later.

All the information that you need to know will be released this week, so watch this space.

Tickets : http://bit.ly/GetLostMiami_2016-RA

Event : http://bit.ly/GetLostMiami-2016-FB


Photo Credit : Khris Cowley for Here & Now

Jan 15

Damian Lazarus’ Day Zero in Mexico Could Go Down in Party History

As the first parties at the lascivious house and techno beach festival BPM got underway on Friday, an hour south on the Yucatan peninsula — deep in a thick Mayan jungle — visionary house DJ/producer Damian Lazarus brought his infamous Day Zero party concept back to Tulum.

With Felix Da Housecat, Acid Pauli, Bedouin, Venezuelan duo Fur Coat, a handful more ethnocentric alt-underground DJs, and hundreds of indigenous performers marshaled by the Cirque Du Soleil founder and entrepreneur Guy Laliberté, Lazarus realized a vision that has been years in the making and raised the bar significantly on the boutique festival and pop-up party experience.

Read the full article here on Billboard -> http://bit.ly/GetLostBillboard

Nov 08

Machine Love: Mathew Jonson

Spacious drum machine pulses, full-bodied and insistent bass, peculiar but endlessly funky melodic progressions: you know a Mathew Jonson record as soon as it hits the system. Rooted in classic techno and electro but accented by jazz-like musicality, his productions first appeared in the early 2000s on Perlon, Minus and his own labels, Wagon Repair and Itiswhatitis Recordings. Even his early cuts have endured a decade-and-a-half’s worth of stylistic shifts. You’re as likely to hear a 2003 Mathew Jonson cut today as you are one that was recently released—a testament to the power of finding your own voice in a scene where the tracks can all too easily blend together.

I’d heard from other producers in Berlin that Jonson’s studio was one of the most enviable in the city, so I was quick to accept the invitation to see where his inimitable sound comes together. After heeding his no-shoes policy and making my way to the center of the cozy space, I could see what his peers were talking about. Arranged in a V-shape extending out from a mixing desk, Jonson has just about every canonical synth and drum machine you could think of, from the Roland classics and Yamaha polys through to a varied modular system and some choice obscurities. Jonson was keen to discuss his gear and the stories behind some of these pieces, but he also stressed that creativity and musicianship are more important than owning rare hardware. Still, it’s nice to have it if you can, and with one of the more grueling touring schedules in the business—see his excellent fabric 84 for evidence of why his live set is in high demand—Jonson has truly earned himself this ultimate synth cave.

Read the full feature on Resident Advisor here -> http://bit.ly/_MachineLove

Nov 04

The Road to Vermillion Film

There were some amazing moments during the recording of the ‘Message From The Other Side’ album, fortunately we captured some of them for you. Here is a trailer to the forthcoming short film, The Road to Vermillion….

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