Released November 6th, 2006
Crosstown Rebels release special records. Their A&R policy of risk taking and going against the grain means that you will find many releases to fall in love with. ‘Far Away’ is one of those records that is likely to take your heart this summer…
‘Far Away’ is the brainchild of Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia. Mlle Caro has been wooing nightlife lovers since 1996 and at just 27 years old she represents the future of the Parisian DJ scene alongside the likes of Chloe, Jennifer Cardini, Terry, Dyed Soundorom and many more. Her sound is very fresh. She is a resident at Pulp and Rex in Paris, which are the clubs to play in and she is now producing and singing as well as DJing. Franck Garcia has been a producer and composer in Paris for many years now, collaborating with different artists and supervising various projects with National success. He also DJs and he’s recently been playing out more and more because in his own words, the fun element has come back, mixing electro, pop, rock, new wave and rare groove to create very unique and energetic sets.
‘Far Away’ is pure blissed out beauty, combining soft pads and a rhythmic high hat to create a deep atmospheric groove to complement the lush vocals. Soon the rising and uplifting keys come in and when the beat drops this little gem keeps rolling and rolling. This is sophisticated pop music and it deserves to be a hit outside of clubland. The underground international club scene has been hailing ‘Far Away’ as this year’s summer anthem since test pressings circulated amongst a lucky few just weeks ago.
An early play on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection set off an industry buzz but the Rebels are keeping this diamond for themselves!
As ever the Rebels back up the superb original with two stella remixes, one from Parisian peers Jennifer Cardini & Shonky and another from the underground legend Mathew Jonson. The Jennifer & Shonky mix, as with their remix of Anja Shneider & Sebo K, uses haunting keys and bouncy clicks and beats. Another deep and intelligent mix that will send the crowd into a trance like groove. Mathew Jonson as ever supplies an epic, with jagged edges and classic Jonson swirling background noises. It’s ten minutes of brilliance, which already has fellow producers Ivan Smagghe and Ewan Pearson claiming this is the best work from Mr Jonson yet.
In a dance world of minimal bleeps and weird haircuts, this track cuts through like a hot knife and is sure to become a future classic.
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