Def Rain

Electro-space-pop duo Def Rain formed in 2011, fusing together the the musical talents of Ashley Cromeens (singer/songwriter) and DJ Abe Lincoln and quickly becoming a staple of the North Texas music scene. Their live performance has been captivating audiences, including the lead singer of The Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, due to the fog-wrapped, laser-filled vibe that highlights their funky sound.

The duo have individually working in music for some time, trying their hand with a few bands and sounds that were not a perfect fit, finally finding their signature sound when they came together. Today, they are premiering a brand new track, “Leads”, off their debut album.

Leads” takes you back to a 1980s school dance, snapping and bogeying like Sixteen Candles all over again. The song features a synthed guitar with a mellow beat and pop vocals. Def Rain merges together a funky spacey sound, hence the “space” in electro-space-pop that is undeniable upon hearing their music. Get into this awesome duo, as we expect to see great things from them going forward.

Def Rain is putting out their first album, debuting their funky electro sound with 11 tracks that highlight their laid-back vibes and banging beats.

Listen and order here.

Posted on March 19th, 2014 under Releases, ,

An-i - Kino-i

An-i is the latest musical moniker for Berlin based former New Yorker Doug Lee. Doug has been DJing and producing records for the last decade under various aliases and collaborations. The Cititrax EP Kino-i will be the debut release and home for An-i, a showcase of his love affair with machines.

It fronts a hard hitting sound beyond category, moving from techno to jack to punk and to noise. It suggests an anything goes attitude perhaps dictated more by the will of machines themselves then any author.

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Posted on March 13th, 2014 under Releases, ,

Bruta Non Calculant - World In A Tear

Cititrax is honored to introduce Bruta Non Calculant, a new project by Alaxis Andreas G, the mastermind behind Le Syndicat Electronique and numerous other analog electronic, experimental and esoteric industrial folk projects. Alaxis formed Bruta Non Calculant in 2006 along with his brother Victor-Yann (De Frontanel). Their debut album, World In A Tear, presents 10 tracks drenched in a dark european atmosphere complete with a sound fully formed and heroically executed. Themes of death, lust and unrequited love are all bound in this brown book-esque collection. The songs occupy their own space and communicate in their own language and as such almost seem to have the ability to alter time once the listener has succumbed to their discordant beauty.

An unsurprisingly impressive comeback, Bruta Non Calculant’s debut album blends new wave elements with folkloric balladry impeccably, and approaches this with a modern sensibility. World In A Tear is an elegant collection of seductive songs.

Release date: February 11th, 2014. Vinyl pressed on white 160 gram housed in a matte full color printed sleeve limited to 999 copies.

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Posted on March 10th, 2014 under Releases, , ,

A new great compilation with special and different mix of minimal electronic and more newcomers from Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, and Slovaki.

20 bands and 79 minutes on CD with 4-page info booklet, exclusive material only for this compilation, hand numbered and limited to 500 copies.

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Posted on March 8th, 2014 under Releases,

AV- Mort a Vegas« Mort à Vegas » (« Death in Vegas » in French…) is the new 12’’ E.P. by Adrien Viot aka AV, one of the finest protagonist on the new ‘frenchy but chic’ electronic pop scene. 
AV sings the nightlife, paid sex, alcohol over-consumption, desire under the neon lights, dark side of the american dream, driving a black Cadillac drunk to death…

This 12’’ EP contains a dreamlike remix of « Mort à Vegas » by DEATH IN VEGAS (as the track was probably written with him in mind!) but also a cover of French singer Dominique A, known in France for being the one who launched the « new French scene » that drove the renewal of the French Pop.

AV has still this elegant crooner voice that slowly caresses you before driving you on the dancefloor, so let his deep voice and those melodic synths & guitars seduce you.

500 copies – black vinyl – black inner-sleeve – download coupon.

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Posted on March 6th, 2014 under Releases, ,