Crosstown Rebels get set to unleash the power of The Model feat. My Favorite Robot with a vampish feast of 80s ravey electro in ‘Still In My Heart’ followed by a playful epic rework from Ivan Smagghe and a dose of warped late night techno courtesy of two mesmerising Brett Johnson remixes.
The Model makes a storming entrance into the Crosstown camp with the original of ‘Still In My Heart’ spinning a circus of 80s inspired melodies, rave synths, techy bleeps and stabbing bass. My Favorite Robot’s soul-penetrating vocals nonchalantly weave a darker thread through the dizzy heights of electro stylings, supplying a vein of moody romance.
Emerging from the deeper recesses of the night comes the eerily melodic techno of Brett Johnson’s ‘Still In My Heart 4am Remix’. A huge club record that warps the mind with its wonky chimes and druggy motion and feeds the body with firm kicks and sub bass dirt. Searing synths and spooky FX tear through the toughness and engage the soul with their haunting ascent.
Gallic king of electronica Ivan Smagghe lends his genre-bending flair to his ‘Still In My Heart Remix’ with an epic building of quirky 8-bit sounds, filtered vocals, and jabbing hypnotic beats. Rounding off the EP, Brett Johnson’s ‘groovy robot music’ is in full effect in ‘The No Wave Remix’, fusing the pulsing heartbeat of the track with the dark ambience of the witching hour. Ghostly off-kilter beats and oscillating synths ride over in waves. This is haunted-house house music perfect for when the after hours gets weird.
Hailing from Romania, The Model is an eccentric showman imparting his distinctive blend of edgy electro and baroc techno to the world with a string of successful releases behind him on labels My Favorite Robot Records, International Deejay Gigolo, Underl_ne and Traum and a fierce reputation for rocking the stage. Canadian duo Jared Simms and Voytek Korab, AKA My Favorite Robot, one of Toronto’s hottest exports, are following in the footsteps of Art Department to join the Crosstown clan and stamp their fresh electronic vision on the package.