Welcome and bienvenue to a new electronic collaboration: ‘Le Crunch.’
A new project by Timo Garcia and Leo Trax
Grab your copy for your iPod now – exclusively from Beatport (link below)
and please become a fan on their all new facebook artist page (link above)
Timo Garcia & Leo Track present Le Crunch
‘HOT DRUM’ ‘RELEASE’
out now on…
Vocals by Marcel (Peace Division, Kenny Hawkes, ATFC, Junior Boy’s Own)
Percussion by Dave Barbarrossa (Adam & The Ants, Bow Wow Wow)
Guitar by Dave Nobel (A Mountain Of One)
Le Crunch is all about the big room sound….
It’s where leading edge mixing techniques and blisteringly new software
melt with real instruments, quirky percussion and organic vocals into a two
headed monster of the best production techniques from ‘now’ and ‘then.’
It’s dynamic, shifting, twisting grooves battling with gritty techno;
analogue rushes racing against soaring guitars; water-tight drum lines flooding
cinematic soundscapes. It’s a stand-off between old and new in an audio-orgy
of undulating rhythms and simple funk that will lure the primitive dancing beast
out of every being it washes over.
It’s producing tracks that can rock crowds of thousands at al fresco festivals,
in cavernous arenas and in awesome amphitheatres here, there and anywhere.
It’s not knowing what the fuck a genre is; tribal here, proggy there,
Detroit maximal in places, Berlin minimal in others.
It’s simple ideas and effortless rhythms in high definition; it’s widescreen,
it’s brought to you in surround sound. It’s music for a worldwide party and to
feed the global dance culture frenzy we’re all involved in.
Producers Timo Garcia and Leo Trax have the know-how to engineer dance floor
destruction on a grand scale…both hail from Chesham in Buckinghamshire:
A normal suburban town at the end of London’s Met tube line which had far
more than its fair share of ravers and acid house mayhem back in the day.
Both guys now own separate studios in London and with more than 20 years
combined experience of DJ ing around the world; they have carefully nurtured an
innate sixth sense. They know exactly which tracks do it for whom, when and why.
Leo had a top 40 hit with his first ever production back in ’94 and was a
founder member of dance act Chicane, penning chill out classic ‘Offshore’
which has featured on over 150 compilations to date. His remix credits
include Dido, X-press2 Everything but the Girl, Basement Jaxx, Badly Drawn Boy
and Underworld and he had a top 10 hit and Miami Buzz number 1
with his mix of Lou Reed & David Bowie’s ‘Satellite of Love’ back in 2004.
Other career highlights include work with Phil Mison for Sunday Best
and forming psychedelic rock band A Mountain Of One in 2005. AMO1 have been
at the forefront of the current balearic/cosmic revival with a full eight piece band
selling out tours of Europe and Japan. He’s currently working on music scores for Nike,
Bloomberg and Saatchi Advertising with his music for media company, Thinksound.
Timo Garcia is one of the most successful of the new breed of DJs on the circuit in 2008.
He’s been ticking off the boxes on his way to becoming a global star
with signings and support from all the house heavyweights Including CR2
and Toolroom in the UK, and residencies in Brazil and Russia.
Having cut his teeth in Leeds and Manchester in the early 90’s at erudite
music boxes like The Warehouse, The Music Factory and The Faversham at the
enviable age of 21. Then championing a proto French house sound, the vocoded
a cappelas and filtered sonics lacing his sets were nods to a previous sojourn
as resident in Paris, where he spun with 4/4 peers like Thomas Bangalter
(aka Daft Punk) and Eric Rug. Keeping on his toes and absorbing
innumerate influences on the way, he then split to London in ’05 and to the
head of the table at his own imprint: Berwick Street Records.
:::::’HOT DRUM’ / ‘RELEASE’ REACTIONS:::::
HOT DRUM – MASSSSSSIVE
Prob going to unleash this as opening track next week at space in ibiza mate
‘Release’ that beat.. its good mate.. i like..
will play it on tour this weekend.. good stuff
I played those track you sent on the radio. Hot Drum… Love it.
Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West)
Digging ‘Release’ !! nice rolling vibe
I really like Hot Drum. I will play it for sure. Thanks.
Miss Nine (Yoshitoshi)
Full support on ‘Release’ I’m getting great reactions.
Going to play it in my next show.
Really like both these. ta…russ
Is so wonderful love it!
Feeling the Hot Drum track. Nice one.
Harvey Dawson (Trisco/Wonderland Ave)
Liked the drum track u sent me
Tim Andresen (Southern Fried / Azuli)
You’re on fire… These two rock and will both be massive for me
in the months to come. Good job!
Hey mister I really like Hot drum I might swing it this weekend
Q Burns (Abstract Message)
I’m liking the rhythms & percussion programming in “Hot Drum” quite a bit.
And thus, the title I suppose 🙂
Good works mate, we’ll play “Release” at our Radio Show. Take care! David
Really like the Hot Drum track
Thanks for this.. I’m definitely feeling this release.
2 cuts of driving tech house that fits into my sets.
Very well produced, progressive and detail, nice tune!
Rik Parkinson (Pioneer)
Hot drum is massive, got the terrace all over it.
Nolan Kane (Headland Media)
Feeling this. will support!
Jimmy Punk Rok
Really liking hotdrum
Ricardo (Soul Candi SA)
Hot Drum ROCKS, nice fusion between a tribal groove
& that tech vibe, i like!
Nice bongos, dont get them in much these days, nice drums,
nice vocal, should be a winner
Oooh you knew I would love this! Both wicked tracks but Hot Drum is my cup of coffe!!
Cant wait to play it out this weekend!!!
Simply love it! It has good fat sound and the arrangements
are just “that” little different, waiting for more releases:)
Two nice cuts . Hot drum is a slice of tribal grooviness to get us moving.
Release is the killer for me , chunky & groovin’ and packing a nice punch Smile emoticon
Nice work, Love & Respect
Jamie Le Vack (2’s Co. Dj’s)
Good work here Timo. Favourite track ‘Release’ reminds me of
Lexicon Avenue productions from the past…….
Will defo get a spin from us @ our peak time sets..
Ken Fan (Miss Moneypennys)
Loving Release, nice Balearic techy groover to get those heads shaking
Hot Drum is defiantly a sound that has a cross over appeal for all musical tastes,
full support from me
Nick Crowe (In Porgress, NetFM Belgium)
Hot drum works for me….support for sure
Release – Like the dark edginess to this one a lot, great bottom end,
not overcooked and a quality track start to finish.
3am drug fuelled house music!! Love it.
Hot Drum – Love the fact that ‘drummy’ tracks are making a comeback
and this is a stormer! Perfect for my sets and I’ll be battering this for a while.
Eddy Good (Holland)
Played 3 of them on 1 Radio Show:)
Wicked stuff as always guys!!! top tune! will be blasting this out this weekend!!