Premiere: Have a First Listen to Azimute’s “Control”

Azimute Crosstown Rebels

Newly formed house/techno duo Azimute pop their musical cherry in a big way with “Control” for Crosstown Rebels, and we’re pleased to premiere their first offering to the world.

The musical union between DJ­/producer Cesare Marchese (a.k.a. Cesare vs Disorder, who has recorded for labels such as BPitch Control, Vakant, Dumb Unit and Get Physical) and veteran DJ­/​musician Philippe Quenum (who co-founded Cadenza with Luciano in 2002 and has issued tracks for Soma, NovaMute and other labels over the years), the pair decided to join forces after working together on Quenum’s artist album, Face To Face, for Marchese’s Berlin-based Serialism Records.

With its booming, hypnotic bass, tight percussion and robotic vocals, “Control” is simply aching to be heard on a big sound system.

Have a listen below and tell us if you agree. And remember where you heard Azimute first.

Crosstown Rebels will release Azimute’s Control EP on vinyl on October 20, digitally on November 3. The pair will issue an EP shortly on Derrick May’s Transmat Records.

RIP Ibiza Mogul Samuel Guetta

Samuel Guetta, head of Cadenza Records since 2008, creator of Freak n Chic managing and booking agency with Dan Ghenacia and a major force in the Ibiza clubbing scene, died in his home in Ibiza on July 19. Guetta was 40 and leaves behind a wife and two children. Details about his unexpected death aren’t known at the moment.

In addition to running Cadenza, Guetta, who relocated from France to Ibiza in 1997, also co-founded music website Ibiza Voice. Among his many ventures he also managed Luciano and helped develop the successful Vagabundos party.

Ibiza Voice’s staff posted a heartfelt tribute to Guetta, saying that “he adored drama. ‘Hype, lies and gossip’ wasn’t just a tagline: it was a way of life.” They added, “Samuel was a walking exclamation mark who whirled through rooms trailing cigarette smoke and superlatives.”