Friday, April 06, 2007


Some of those electro bands treading on the darker side of the street have been doing well for themselves in the past few years, as attested to by the success of the likes of Adult., Colder, Mt. Sims, or that Miss Kittin and the Hacker collaboration; the nomadic duo Crossover deserves to be up there on that list. I have to admit catching on a little bit late as there's already two albums out through International DJ Gigolo Records that left quite the impression on me. Their approach varies on the 14 songs that compose their last album "Cryptic and Dire Sallow Faced Hoods Blast off into Oblivion", but the beats are always simple and their attack is rather subtle and laid back; no overly layered synthesizers or complicated programming. But it's eerily direct with whereas some of those above mentioned bands are known for evoking a neurotic atmosphere, Crossover sounds much more sensual; almost decadent. They just dropped some new material, which it seems like they released on their own; pick it up!

Crossover on myspace

Video for "Over Exposure"

Video for "Apples on a Stick"



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