Damian Lazarus Launches New Project With James Ford


Crosstown Rebels honcho Damain Lazarus has teamed up with Simian Mobile Disco super producer James Ford to form new outfit Ancient Moons. The end result is a little different from your standard Crosstown fare, with Lazarus getting all mystical on us, roping in a couple of Pakastani Qawwali singers and effusing (on the press release anyway) that ;There is nothing that compares to DJing under the stars in the night air or being responsible for soundtracking the rising of the sun in the morning and I wanted to create an album that reflects these beautiful moments."

This, in practice, translates into Lazaurs and Ford recreating Cafe Del Mar via a Shoreditch warehouse. The PR would lead us to believe that a whole smorgasboard of people are getting very excited about this new project (mentioning Skrilex , the BBC Asian Network and Carl Craig in the same sentence takes some doing) but we're currently a little perplexed. Isn't this all a bit – y'know – shit? Surely crusties have been banging out this sort of dodginess in the Glastonbury Green Fields since 1992? Or are we missing something? The Megadog revival starts here…