Artist: Brigado Crew & Crisstiano
Remixer: Lunar Plane
Label: Lost On You
Release Date: 03 December 2018
Cat. #: LOY012
01. Brigado Crew & Crisstiano Feat. Haptic - Burning (Original Mix)
02. Brigado Crew & Crisstiano - Rebellion (Original Mix)
03. Brigado Crew & Crisstiano - Elephantz (Original Mix)
04. Brigado Crew & Crisstiano - Elephantz (Lunar Plane Remix)
Midnight fire from Brigado Crew & Crisstiano for the 12th release on Lost on You
Twelve releases and a hefty load of aid to families across the African continent later, Lost on You - the first and only record label to give 100% of its profits to charity - is still knocking out the bombs, recently ranking amongst the top 38 of Beatport’s Melodic House & Techno labels. It’s Brigado Crew & Crisstiano who bring the boom boom boom on Lost on You’s latest release, a high-fidelity offering of oscillator
explorations designed for sunrise at the after party.
Opening track ‘Burning' features the haunting vocal whispers of Haptic - a first for the usually
instrumental club banger repertoire of LoY - and it works to soul-stirring effect. Haptic meanders through dark synthesised passages, his early 80s purring endowing the song with an electro feel, cutting through the silence and ushering in alleys of purple light from all directions. A big warm-up track.
Track two, ‘Rebellion' brings a Nico Jaar-esque wandering into play, as a cat smirks and strolls down the sidewalk. Juicy, bouncy and irrepressibly contagious, ‘Rebellion’ is a chugger, a one-punch slugger that keeps getting back up for more. This is real head-spinning tech house for the space-out-and-forget crew.
Track three is the eponymous ‘Elephants’, a safari-tinged adventure into the places where great beasts play. But what starts as a casual expedition soon devolves into madness as the mammalian world takes on a life of its own, Elephantine tribes encircle the only exits, and you give yourself up to nature.
Finishing off this incredibly adventurous EP is Lunar Plane’s remix of ‘Elephants’, bringing melody and, with it, narrative, to the tribal party in the plains.
The main feeling you take away from the Elephants EP is one of adventure not usually found in electronic music, of being guided somewhere - somewhere better - by invisible forces. And maybe there’s a parallel with the thousands of disadvantaged people who, because of this revolutionary record label, are now experiencing aid, however minor it may be. Remember, every download goes towards helping make the world that bit less miserable. And with four stompers like this on the menu, what are you really waiting for?