Rebellion presents Souls Vol. 4

Crosstown Rebels' sub-label Rebellion returns with a fourth installment of its ongoing Souls series, with fresh tracks from exciting, up-and-coming talent.

Rebellion presents Souls Vol. 4 Art by Rebellion/Crosstown Rebels

Curated by label head Damian Lazarus, Rebellion's excellent Souls series has always transcended sounds and scenes to dig deep into the most forward-thinking new electronic niches. It has a deeply embedded spiritual theme, like most projects with which Lazarus is associated, and this volume again connects the dots between several innovative producers from across the globe.

Belgrade and Mykonos-based duo MĪMĪ x FY open up with "Robotic Mode," linking with Estray for a silky synth-laced house cut deep into a cosmic future. The deft chords, spoken words, and sci-fi signifiers enrich the groove perfectly. Brazil's Vini Pistori is next with "Hypnotized," a scintillating fusion of pixelated melodies and bright, starry-eyed chords over a drawn-out and languid groove that is perfect for the late-night hours.

Frequent collaborators MILI and Hoomance then step up with "Casa Mama," a playful cut with a carnival feel thanks to the characterful horns which bounce about over the crisp drums. It's a track full of soul and sunshine that captures the joy of dancing outdoors. Israeli-born DJ and producer OMRI closes things with the rubbery bass and skewed synth futurism of his off-grid percussive masterclass, "Funk Rhythm."

Another taste-making statement from the label and Lazarus, Rebellion presents Souls Vol.4 is loaded with the sounds of tomorrow across another excellently curated package.

Various Artists - Rebellion presents Souls Vol. 4
Release Date 18th August 2023
Label Rebellion/Crosstown Rebels

1. MĪMĪ x FY & Estray - Robotic Mode
2. Vini Pistori - Hypnotized
3. MILI, Hoomance - Casa Mama
4. OMRI. - Funk Rhythm

Michael Kiechle Born in München. Living currently in Lisboa.