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If you’re unfamiliar with Ali Love, then before diving further into this post, I’d suggest first listening to Benediction, last year’s unofficial feel-good anthem of the year. Ali switches over from the Hot Creations camp to the equally reputed Crosstown Rebels imprint for ‘Emperor’. The package includes a dub and two remixes, my favorite of which comes from Ellum front man Maceo Plex, who takes an otherwise good track and catapults it into the ‘timeless’ category. The release is slated for early March, just in time for many a WMC arsenal.
If you’re heading to Miami next month, one party that cannot be missed is Crosstown Rebels’ GET LOST event at the Electric Pickle. The top label is celebrating its 10th year in 2013, and they are pulling out all the stops for a massive all-day soiree in Downtown Miami. On top of the behemoth lineup, we’ve heard that some legendary special guests will be making an appearance for this one.
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Day Zero is now just over a month away. The monumental 24-hour event sitting between a pyramid site in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not only due to it falling on the day that the Mayan calendar ends but also it’s incredible lineup with some of the best talent in the world. Damian Lazarus, the man behind Crosstown Rebels and the Day Zero concept, has put together a new mix which he dubbed the “Sound of the Mayan Spirit.” If I were to celebrate the end of the current world cycle, I think I’d want this to be the soundtrack. Download the mix below until December 3rd, and pick up tickets to the festival here. √+
Damian Lazarus and the Crosstown Rebels camp are putting on a monuMENTAL event this December 20th-21st in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar. DAY ZERO will be a 24-hour event, bringing in some of the world’s best talent to a breathtaking pyramid site between two lakes in the resort location. To honor this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, Venezuelan duo, Fur Coat, have put together a special edition Guest Mix for us at GDD™, featuring an hour of Deep, Techy greatness that would make even the great Mayan tribe get in the groove. Download the mix below, and find the full lineup and ticket info after the jump. √+
Fur Coat rapidly entered the North American Tech/Deep House scene this year with their breakout single, “You And I.” The druggy original was quickly picked up by Crosstown Rebels boss, Damian Lazarus, and the duo from Venezuela were signed on to the famed imprint for their debut album, Mind Over Matter, which was released last Monday. Sergio and Israel have put together a promo mix to accompany the milestone, featuring an hour of heady tunes to get your Monday grooving. Download below.
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Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels will be celebrating its 100th release with a new EP from Tiga out on the 27th of this month, and in usual, odd Crosstown Rebels fashion, Damian has made a hilarious video to commemorate the milestone. You ever wonder what Damian looks like at 100? Check out the video.
After listening to Tiga‘s firing remix of the new FOOTPRINTZ single this morning, I did a bit of digging to see what the man from Montreal has been up to recently. Very pleasantly surprised, I learned that Tiga was coming out of a multi-year original solo production hiatus to make the 100th release for Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels imprint. The EP is titled The Picture and will be released August 27th, with two originals as well as a remix from Crosstown’s Subb-An. The entire EP evokes a dark characteristic that agrees with the underground label’s reputation and matches it with Tech/Pop sensibilities from Tiga. With nearly 10 years under its belt, we congratulate Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels on their 100th release, and commend Tiga on his much appreciated return to his solo project. √++Continue Reading