The next offering on Crosstown Rebels comes from Italian trio Pastaboys, who gift us with a rhythmic and hypnotic three-parter. They invite the inimitable Rebolledo to take on remix duties to complete this package.

“Releasing on Crosstown marks a new milestone in our career, which is constantly moving and renewing. This new EP showcases the background of Uovo, Rame and Dino: black music inspiration, funky rhythm and tech house power.” Pastaboys

The EP is a trance-inducing affair. The trio lure us in with opener Kolo Kolo. Its funky rhythm sets a precedent as its trance-inducing power builds layer upon layer into an intoxicating and hypnotic groove. Abbassa is up next. Heavy on the bass, with a sensuality that is palpable. The African vocal adds a tribal touch before the track tumbles into a crescendo of urgent synths. Rebolledo’s version of Abbassa is a more cosmic affair, staying true to his psychedelic inclinations and with an added a bass guitar groove.

Pastaboys have been releasing music since the dawn of the new millenium. They’ve showcased their tasteful and highly refined productions on imprints such as 83 West and Defected. Releases such as Born Again, Body Resonance, Limit, Hozho, Deep Musique prove that their music is timeless and that dance music is still a matter of groove and soul.





Artist: Pastaboys, Rebolledo
Title: Kolo Kolo
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Release Date: 2018-05-11


– jams
Jimbo James