Released 26th February 2016
With a solid collection of productions and remixes to his name, Arturo's music has helped define the unique and emerging Silicon Valley sound. This approach blends the driving, beat-laden beauty of techno with the soulful, deep melodies of house.
Born and raised in San Jose, California, Arturo Garces has been surrounded by dance music his entire life. The son of a serious collector of funk, soul and disco records, Arturo grew up listening to the roots of house music. Interested in making his own music, Arturo got hold of a sampler in 1995 and hasn't looked back since. These early influences are evident in his works as a DJ and producer today for labels such as Magnetic Recordings (DJ Sneak) and Phil Weeks' Robsoul imprint.
He has new projects and remixes coming out continually on the underground scene, hitting the right mood for the dance-floor consistently. In addition Arturo is the label manager for San Jose's house imprint Jump Recordings, Beat Bum Music, and techno label Resource Records. He also has a new Tuesday night residency in downtown San Jose, Ca Rhythm Ritual. With his hard work, dedication and passion for dance music, Arturo is definitely one to watch.
This is Arturo's 3rd release on Cross Section with the label boss Chris Simmonds on remix duties.
a1. Arturo Garces - Past 3
a2. Arturo Garces - Lovin You Is So Good
b1. Arturo Garces - Past 3 (Chris Simmonds Houseproud Mix)
b2. Arturo Garces - Burn One
Release Date: 7th February 2020
A re-issue and remaster of another classic from the Cross Section stable on vinyl due to public demand. “Rush N Soul” is a certified anthem in Detroit since it’s first release in 1997 on his Active X-TraX ep and has been supported by the likes of Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Honey Dijon (BBC Radio1’s Residency) Mark Knight (Toolroom Radio), Mike Huckaby, Junior Sanchez, plus a host of other House Music heavy hitters!
On the flip is a brand new production from Chris, “Do What You Like”, displaying his continued passion for music production, pushing boundaries and taking risks. This track is definitely delivering attitude, and following no trends!
This release is a part of a series of releases forthcoming to celebrate 25 years of Cross Section which has been a constant giver and inspirational label for the real House heads across the globe!
a1. Chris Simmonds - Do What We Like
b1. Chris Simmonds - Rush N Soul
Repress Due 15th October 2021
Matt Jones' spark for dance music was ignited in the late 1990s, as a youngster hearing tracks by Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx & the Chemical Brothers. A developing interest in electronic music led him to catch the DJ bug at 16. He soon found his niche within House music, spending every last penny on imported records by House producers such as DJ Sneak, Daft Punk, Todd Terry & anyone with the right beats.
Soon he discovered his preferred style of house music. It all came together after witnessing an absolutely slamming party courtesy of Chicago House Music legend Derrick Carter. Tough bass lines, Jackin beats and infectious melodies were all the ingredients necessary.
Being somewhat of a gear junkie, he later acquired a sampler in an attempt to push his DJ sets further. Discovering it was possible to create new music with the sampler, lead him swiftly down the rabbit hole of music production.
Matt Jones' has since gone on to DJ up & down the country & produce a range of material under the House Music umbrella. Music ranging from deep warm up grooves, to Jackin dance floor cuts, catering for both styles in his sets.
a1. First Started
b1. That's Woah
b2. Da 94 Style