The 2012 season of the Standard Hotel Rooftop Series will come to a close with a new CD from the LA label in October.
More than just a record label, Culprit is also a Los Angeles-based series of parties thrown by Droog, known for its summer Sunday afternoon rooftop parties that this year featured names like Craig Richard, MANIK and Culprit. Just like last year, they'll mark the end of the rooftop series with a compilation of brand new tracks from the label's associates. Artists included on the eight-track CD include Night Plane (the musical project of former RA contributor William Rauscher), Diynamic duo Thyladomid & Adriatique, Futureboogie's Coat Of Arms and others. The album is in line with most of Culprit's output: a glossy brand of house with tempos veering from slower, disco-friendly fare to brisker tech house. It was purposefully sequenced to "resemble a natural flow of Culprit’s rooftop parties, from sun-soaked and leisurely to post-sunset and four-on-the-floor."
01. Night Plane - Angels of Sin
02. System of Survival - Baby, Don't Stop
03. Adriatique & Thyladomid - Trigger Dance
04. Alex Nagshineh - Please
05. Agraba - 58 Years
06. Coat of Arms - Don't Be Down
07. Tom Budden - Rock Tonight
08. Dirty Channels feat. Rosina - On The Way
Culprit will release Above The City 2 on October 3rd, 2012.