Belgian duo Raw District pair up with the formidable Aquarius Heaven for a sophisticated and seductive EP for Crosstown Rebels. ‘Her Mind’ also comes with a brilliant Martin Buttrich remix.
The iconic vocals of Aquarius Heaven sway against the mechanised dub-laden beats of ‘Her Mind’, forging a glowing fusion of languid harmony. ‘Tell No One’ is a sonically imposing beast of a track, whilst Martin Buttrich’s outstanding remix nests firmly in the heat of the night.
Raw District are the Belgian duo Vernon Bara and Massimo DaCosta, who met in a Mons record shop in 2000, and run the label Homecoming Music. Born in 2013, their music has since been seen on labels such as OM, Brique Rouge, Souvenir, Robsoul, OFF, and now Crosstown Rebels. Vernon Bara is also known as Ultrasone alongside Igor Vicente, the techno project that has released on Hot Creations and Supplement Facts.
Aquarius Heaven, born Brian Brewster, is an ex reggae dancehall and hip hop singer. Now based in Paris, he has had previous releases on Circus Company, Visionquest and Wolf + Lamb and also collaborating with dOP & Art Department.
Martin Buttrich’s journey into electronic music began in clubs in Berlin and Hannover at the dawn of the ‘90s. His notorious collaborations with Timo Maas and Loco Dice have led him to form the infamous label, Desolat and he still manages to find time to put out a remarkable collection of music.
Published: 18th June 2015