Subb-an is back with one of the most hyped tracks to land on Crosstown Rebels in recent times. A collaboration with Cedric from Azari & III under new moniker S.Y.F (Starving Yet Full), ‘Say No More’ shows the wunderkind producer on a wholly satisfying song-based tip. A killer weapon for any peak-time dancefloor, it’s a bumpy infectious ride with a wonky edge - steeped in the soul of Cedric’s vocals rolling over immaculately crafted grooves. The ‘Terrace Dub’ drops most of the vocal and takes a deeper darker turn, made with the DC-10 terrace in mind. Crosstown favourite Mathew Jonson takes over the B-side with a languorous, sprawling rework, weaving a squelching bassline into the bubbling soundbed with a backdrop of cosmic synths.
Subb-an’s rapid rise to prominence as a DJ, producer and one of the most exciting new British live acts of recent years is testament to his hard work, natural talent and wholehearted commitment to electronic music. Named as DJ Magazines ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ in their 2011 end of year awards, Subb-an’s prodigious studio talents have seen him release on Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, Spectral, Saved, My Favourite Robot, his own flourishing imprint One Records and deliver much lauded remixes of Jamie Woon, Lana Del Ray, Noir & Haze and Hollis P Monroe the past couple of years. A protégé of Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels, Subb-an joined the crew on the 10 Years world tour last year playing multiple dates as well as featuring in the other-worldly Day Zero event this year and last. The hotly anticipated debut album is due in September on the label.
Fresh from delivering a package of ‘Blurry Remixes’ from Mathew Jonson’s latest album ‘Her Blurry Pictures’, Crosstown Rebels can’t get enough of this man’s studio masterstrokes. Jonson is one of the most well respected names in electronic music with past releases on M_NUS, Perlon and his own Wagon Repair label. Jonson has recently focused on his Cobblestone Jazz outfit (an improvised live 3 piece collaboration techno project) and the extended four-piece, the Modern Deep Left Quartet as well as Midnight Operator (a raw, rough, up-tempo partnership focusing on dance-floor bombs), each of which have earned him widespread success.
Published: 16th January 2014