Crystal & S. Koshi

"Break the Dawn" / "From Red To Violet"

— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.


CAT #: BIS010
September 17, 2013

For the Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12″, the brightly shining tenth release from Beats In Space Records, Tokyo-based producer Crystal breaks out with a track meant to shred the dark veil of night to reveal a golden sunrise.

According to Crystal, he is generating “straight house music… piano, phrase sampling, energetic vocals, etc.” “Break the Dawn” revels in this simplicity, using a meditative sample to set a groove that crescendos over and over with massive vocal blasts and drum breaks.

When you’ve watched the sun ascend to unspeakable heights, side B reveals that you’ve not just experienced an otherworldly event, but you are indeed deep in space. “From Red To Violet” conjures a panoramic gradient of a Jupiter sunset by using a piano riff ruffle, cascading synth frills and lasers from another era of decadence and disco dance.

Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. Jiro Bevis, the London-based artist with a penchant for pop perversion, shares a subdued but fitting piece for this installation. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.

Crystal’s Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12” will be released on July 30, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.


Side A (45 RPM)
A1. Crystal & S. Koshi – Break The Dawn

Side B (45 RPM)
B1. Crystal – From Red To Violet