Touch You Gently
Art Department are back on the mothership Crosstown to kick off 2012 in distinctive style with a slice of slow burning, chugging disco-tech and pendulum beats in new single ‘Touch You Gently’. The B-side is taken care of with a stunning Brenann Green rework of ‘Tell Me Why’, from Art Department’s acclaimed album ‘The Drawing Board’.
Fresh from topping the RA poll for best labels in 2011, Crosstown Rebels are launching the year with one of the finest duos to emerge out of the trailblazing Toronto scene, Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow aka Art Department. After tearing up the global scene with their inimitable sound over the past 12 months, one passionate debut album and stream of killer club tracks including ‘Living The Life feat. Seth Troxler’ and ‘We Call Love’, the duo have earned a place as one of the years major success stories.
A-side ‘Touch You Gently’ is an embryonic blend of spooky synths, gliding, sexy basslines and futuristic bleeps offset with the ever-presence of Kenny’s hypnotic layered vox, as ever, a true testament to their individual, off-kilter sound. ‘Touch You Gently’ is deeper than deep and a sensual brainteaser that shifts up a gear with a floaty, melodic breakdown in the final phase.
After attracting an impressive bag of remixers for 2011, including DJ Harvey, Daphi (aka Caribou), DBridge and TEED, It’s no surprise that Crosstown have matched one of the most well-respected disco dons in the game with this primary release for 2012. Unlocking deeper dancefloor potential for ‘Tell Me Why’, NYC DJ and producer Brennan Green delivers his magic with a timeless groove as arpeggiated synths build into deep textures of syncopated drums and lush, driving chords.