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Rebel Rave 3

Crosstown Rebels
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March 19, 2013

Not long ago, London-L.A. dance label Crosstown Rebels put out consistently sharp house records with a moody sense of grit. On this overlong overview – two discs of 12-inches, plus a negligible mix CD by Subb-an – the edge is dulled, too often settling for a stale groove overlaid with sighs and heaving bass. Some of it jumps out at you – Subb-an's hard-jacking remix of Tiga's "Pleasure From the Bass," the luxurious congas and playful strings of Eduardo Castillo's remix of Luca Bacchetti's "Tango" – but not enough.

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