Second part of Damian’s limited double 12” release gets off to a glittering start with Portable AKA Bodycode’s metallic framework of effervescing glitchy FX, futuristic beats for the body and wisps of melody for the soul. This is ultra deep rolling tech funk at its finest. Having long admired the producer, Lazarus harboured dreams of making an honourary Rebel out of him and it’s been realised in the shining context of ‘Different Now’. Next up Lazarus introduces hot new San Fran based talent Deal Seal. His rework of ‘Different Now’ is a rumbling journey of built up tension and release with a delicately tribal drive that pulses with percussive energy and sci-fi synths over the menacing bassline. Damian Lazarus has chosen this moment to join Crosstown Rebel’s illustrious back catalogue by presenting his most personal work to date.
23 May 2011