Serge Devant - White Groove EP

Serge Devant returns to one of his favoured label’s with his White Groove EP , delivering a pair of deep, textured tracks that’ll vitalise any rigid dancefloor. Archie Hamilton makes his Crosstown Rebels debut and supplies a punchy, tripped-out revision of lead track, White Groove .

White Groove is an absorbing mix of rumbling sub bass, soft, textured percussion, and ethereal pads. Loose percussion and a tough kick carve out the initial vibe on C onnect To Server . A hypnotising, low-riding synth is the final layer and helps generate even more groove into this peak time roller.

“ Happy to be back again with my Crosstown family. I’ve been testing these tracks for a while on the dance floor, they always get people moving. Really happy with the remix from Archie too, the cherry on such a sweet cake.” Serge Devant

Archie Hamilton switches up White Groove, revising the bassline into a buzzing, forward pushing rhythm but retains the mystical feel of the original, bolstering the whirring pads and using intricate percussive sounds and FX.

Serge Devant hails from Brooklyn, New York and released his seminal track Fearing Love in 2015 on Emerald City. Since then he’s been championed by Damian Lazarus, a firm favourite on both Crosstown Rebels and Rebellion, whilst also receiving plaudits for his releases on Knee Deep In Sound and Circus Recordings. Moscow Records, Moss.Co and Arkityp owner Archie Hamilton is one of the UK’s most promising talents, consistently releasing high quality house and techno on the likes of Get Physical, Fuse London, 2020 Vision, Fear of Flying among others.

Label: Crosstown Rebels | Released: 27th April 2018 | D istribution: Above Board | Cat no: CRM197 1. White Groove
2. Connect To Server
3. White Groove (Archie Hamilton Remix)

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Serge Devant & Damiano feat. Camille Safiya - Thinking Of You With remixes from Reboot and Art Department

Following monumental releases on both Rebellion and Crosstown Rebels, Serge Devant is back onboard the label to deliver one of his best to date. The immensely sensual Thinking Of You sees him team up once again with Damiano and Camille Safiya with invigorating remixes from heavy-weights Reboot and Art Department.

Serge Devant has been turning heads since the seminal Fearing Love feat. Camille Safiya dropped in 2015 on Emerald City, picking up the Best Music Video award at the 2016 Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival. Serge reveals “ it was so nice to have the same company back in the studio to work on more magic!” Thinking Of You breaths the air of summer with its blissfully smooth chords and deep hypnotic tones. He explains “ this record took some time to finish; we recorded so many good vocal bits, it made it difficult to choose what to keep.” Serge also provides an electrifying Floor Cut for those later hours.

Frankfurt’s Reboot brings his flavour to the release with intricate percussion and deep underlying pads. Growing up in Sven Vath’s Omen Club, the talented musician now spearheads the ‘new sound of Frankfurt’ and has released on a wealth of labels like Conaisseur, Supplement Facts, Combi Int, Moon Harbour, Cadenza and Get Physical.

Welcomed back onto Crosstown Rebels, No.19 boss Jonny White aka Art Department delivers a raw, techno cut in his Modular Perspective remix, complemented by his Jaded Perspective mix which packs more swing but holds onto techno energy for the dancefloor. Jonny has seen almost unparalleled success in the world of dance music and continues to be at the forefront of the industry with a huge focus on his record labels and his in-demand label showcases that take the name of his vinyl only label, Social Experiment.

Label: Crosstown Rebels | Released 23rd June 2017 | Distribution: Above Board | Cat no: CRM183 01 Thinking Of You
02 Thinking Of You (Serge Devant’s Floor Cut)
03 Thinking Of You (Reboot’s 'Kadaitcha Man' Rework)

04 Thinking Of You (Art Department’s 'Modular Perspective' Remix)
05 Thinking Of You (Art Department’s ‘Jaded Perspective' Remix)

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Serge Devant - This Moment EP

It's been almost 2 years since this record was made and it's finally seeing the light of day one and only Crosstown Rebels. Check it out on their SoundCloud page.

So many things happened because of this tune so it's ironic that it's called "This Moment" prior to all of that happening. So this moment is finally here with great remixes by NU & Dinky . Enjoy

 

 

 

Jonas Rathsman feat. Josef Salvat - Complex (Serge Devant Remix)

Jonas Rathsman announces his latest offering with cutting-edge innovators Crosstown Rebels. ‘Complex’ featuring Josef Salvat is released on 10th June 2016.

This is a tech-blues odyssey, an introverts primal scream, where complex emotions and urges are vented and perfectly complemented by Rathsman’s explorations into the dark corners of electronic music. Enjoy the journey. With the release only in the hands of a select few tastemaker DJs, ‘Complex’ has been making waves at the recent Miami Winter Music Conference, “receiving hands in the air welcomes and even a sit down ovation” according to label boss Damian Lazarus. ‘Complex’ is set to be the first underground anthem of 2016.

The release comes with two carefully chosen remixes. First up is Swiss techno stalwart Deetron, who steers the song into percussive acid oblivion while Serge Devant offers up his deep house expertise for a dramatic and driving offbeat cut.

With his instantly recognisable sound, Jonas has found praise the world over for his keen ear and transcendent sets, which have captivated listeners on both the international club and festival scenes.

Following his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Rathsman continues to showcase his technical capabilities and impressive track selection with his bi-monthly mix series ‘ELEMENTS’, now on its fourth instalment.

Serge Devant Brings Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons' Third Single Straight Into the Sunrise

It's been around six months since Damian Lazarus dropped the debut album from his otherworldy side project—Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons. Since then, the gang has released two singles, one of which was &ME's bouncy churning take on one of the album's standouts "Vermillion." Now, we've gotten our paws on NYC-based DJ/producer Serge Devant's take on the album's third single "We Will Return." 

Originally a steadily danceable, yet low-key track featuring some wonderful vocals from Ali Love, Devant takes things in a bit more of a sinister direction, installing some churning synths, while stretching out the track to a place even more fit for the sunrise dancefloor.

Serge Devant fabric X Crosstown Rebels Promo Mix

Despite originally hailing from New York, Serge Devant has recently locked in close ties with one of London's own key music outposts Crosstown Rebels, falling in with the iconic warm and deep house aesthetic Damien Lazarus's iconic imprint when he made his first release this year with his Always On My Mind EP. The release was part of something of a comeback for the producer after being forced to take a year out from music in recovery following a devastating snow boarding accident. This became a time of reflection and development of his sound where he began working under groove informed direction, which also has been snapped up by Lee Foss and Jamie Jones' Emerald City music and Crosstown sub label Rebellion and is clearly already proving to be a positive upturn in his career.

More releases can be expected from Devant on Crosstown later this year, plus he's heading to EC1 for the first time this Saturday night. So, to properly demonstrate this fresh direction and what can be expected from his debut, he's put together this exclusive promo mix...