Next up on Crosstown Rebels is a classy deep tech cut from one of Sweden’s finest exports - Ida Engberg. Making her debut on Crosstown Rebels with ‘Devil Dance’, Ida proves her undeniable power to move the dancefloor as she combines her tough yet groovy style with a sexy dose of acid. B-side ‘Silhouette Of A Ghost’ is a housier affair, with a lighter bounce yet injected with some filthy distorted bass. Featuring reworks by the legendary Mr G and Ida’s close cohort Adam Beyer, the ‘Devil Dance’ package is essential for any DJ box and best served up on a system that’s worthy.
Ida Engberg is a global techno megastar. DJing from an incredibly young age and working her way up from local bars in hometown Stockholm to residencies in Marbella followed by season in Ibiza 2005, Ida then turned attention to production and by 2007 had releases out on Get Physical and Pickadoll. With European tour dates pouring in, Ida came to play her first Drumcode gig in 2008 and later joined the ranks of the juggernaut collective in 2011, often playing alongside Drumcode founder Adam Beyer and also making her mark with releases on the label. The dancefloor domination has continued with sets at the most prestigious clubs and festivals in the world. 2014 will see Ida kick off a residency for Verboten in NYC plus appearances at Damian Lazarus’s next Rebel Rave and 9th annual Get Lost in Miami. Ida is to follow this up with a series of EPs for Crosstown Rebels so watch this space.
Delivering a superb dub mix of ‘Devil Dance’, prolific UK techno veteran Mr G bestows his unmistakable raw and bass heavy thump and groove with his ‘NY Dub’. Mr G is a legend by anyones standards - a stronghold in the industry as much as in his pioneering days with The Advent. Nowadays Mr G is found lighting up the catalogues of Rekids, Running Back, Bass Culture and Contemporary Scarecrow as well as releasing on his own imprint Phoenix G.
Fellow Swedish techno royalty Adam Beyer delivers a suitably loopy remix of ‘Devil Dance’ - clunking and chunking up the percussion and with a groovy little suction motif, Adam once again proves he’s a true master of rhythm. Launching the now seminal label Drumcode in 1996, Beyer is the kingpin of the Stockholm scene and as well as a plethora of releases on labels Planet Rhythm, Truesoul and of course countless on own labels Drumcode and Code Red, Adam has also recently created a stunning live act with Cari Lekebusch.
Published: 20th February 2014