Amidst an insane touring schedule jozif contributes the next instalment in the Crosstown Rebels unstoppable release schedule with 'The 508'; a killer EP featuring the sublime vocal work of Little Bear and rising star Uffe on remix duties.
Unorthodox percussive elements lead the way on the original version of 'The 508', rattling away in an almost marching band fashion until we are swept into the ethereal vocals of Little Bear. Deeply emotive grand piano chords combined with the inclusion of additional hats and shakers pave the way for a kick and a subby baseline to give the track real purpose and drive. An electric piano melody during the breakdown builds tension to a climax, which cascades down upon the return of the vocal.
On the remix the Rebels astute A&R team welcome young Dane Uffe to the label after his exceptional recent outing on Pets Recordings. This one starts gritty and raw with tribal percussion setting a loose off kilter groove. The piano chords from the original are retained and are even developed further with a few extra chords added. This time its epic string pads that build the climax and a glockenspiel melody that completes this beautiful journey. Closing the single is the instrumental version of the title track. A great release for jozif to kick off his Crosstown account!
Published: 18th October 2012