On 17 March Crosstown Rebels will release an EP by an artist from Sweden who, in the last few years, has relentlessly climbed through the ranks in the DJ scene. Her name is Ida Engberg and with her new release “Devil Dance”, she wants to let you know that making tough, in-your-face bangers isn’t just something that only men can do. The B-Side “Silhouette of a Ghost” can now be heard in full here. So hit that play button and be swept of your feet.
Ida Engberg is a global techno / tech-house megastar. DJing from an incredibly young age and working her way up from local bars in hometown Stockholm to residencies in Marbella followed by season in Ibiza 2005, Ida then turned attention to production and by 2007 had releases out on Get Physical and Pickadoll. With European tour dates pouring in, Ida came to play her first Drumcode gig in 2008 and later joined the ranks of the juggernaut collective in 2011, often playing alongside Drumcode founder Adam Beyer and also making her mark with releases on the label. The dancefloor domination has continued with sets at the most prestigious clubs and festivals in the world. 2014 will see Ida kick off a residency for Verboten in NYC plus appearances at Damian Lazarus’s next Rebel Rave and 9th annual Get Lost in Miami. Ida is to follow this up with a series of EPs for Crosstown Rebels so watch this space.
Delivering a superb dub mix of “Devil Dance”, prolific UK veteran Mr G bestows his unmistakable raw and bass heavy thump and groove with his ‘NY Dub’. Mr G is a legend by anyones standards – a stronghold in the industry as much as in his pioneering days with The Advent. Nowadays Mr G is found lighting up the catalogues of Rekids, Running Back, Bass Culture and Contemporary Scarecrow as well as releasing on his own imprint Phoenix G.
Fellow Swedish techno royalty Adam Beyer delivers a suitably loopy remix of ‘Devil Dance’ – clunking and chunking up the percussion and with a groovy little suction motif, Adam once again proves he’s a true master of rhythm. Launching the now seminal label Drumcode in 1996, Beyer is the kingpin of the Stockholm scene and as well as a plethora of releases on labels Planet Rhythm, Truesoul and of course countless on own labels Drumcode and Code Red.
Devil Dance EP will be released on Crosstown Rebels on March 17th (Vinyl) and March 31st (Digital).