Featured DJ Chart: Damian Lazarus

Our latest featured chart comes from Crosstown Rebels big cheese and acclaimed DJ/producer Damian Lazarus. The East End lad (he was born in Whitechapel) started his music career as a scribe for Dazed & Confused, interviewing everyone from Wyclef Jean to Gonzo from the Muppets. His debut album, Smoke The Monster Out, was released last year and rapturously received by critics, DJs and punters alike. The album’s third single “Diamond In The Dark“ is out now via Juno Records, with sterling remixes by Parisian trio dOP and Lazarus himself.

1. N/A feat. Rosina – Fables & Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel remix) (Crosstown Rebels)

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“An outstanding remix from a brand new artist signed to Crosstown Rebels. Deniz Kurtel’s sound is pure, unique and exceptional and this, her first ever remix, shouts class and hints at what’s to follow from Deniz’s original material. N/A is Adam Marshall and Murr from Toronto.”

2. Four Tet – Love Cry (Domino)

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“Killer album track from Keiran’s new LP.”

3. Chromatics – Running Up That Hill (Italians Do It Better)

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“This is still one of my favourite cover versions of the last few years; the Chromatics album is a pure joy with every listen and this track always gets at least three plays per listening session.”

4. Lee Jones – Yoyo (Cityfox)

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“One of my favourite ‘techno’ releases of 2009; if you had to explain the perfect dance record to an alien looking for answers, this would be the one to play; deep, melodic, heart-felt and great to dance to.”

5. Mlle Caro – Far Away (Mathew Jonson remix) (Crosstown Rebels)

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“Still one of my favourite producers around, MJ knows how to take an excellent song and twist it into dancefloor magic for the multitudes. This remix of the classic ‘Far Away’ still smashes dancefloors across the globe.”

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