IT took a pandemic to ground DJs around the world but it hasn’t stopped Damian Lazarus continuing to expand his horizons.

Since February, Lazarus has holed himself in the studio finalising and reforming ideas that have been brewing for years. The Crosstown Rebels boss refused to be bogged down in the current dark times and instead he’s delivered his second studio album, Flourish. The long player is electronic perfection and charts what he says is ‘a positive path of hope for the future.’

As anyone who has watched Lazarus DJ can attest, his inspirations are deep and varied, criss crossing show tunes, drum and bass, jazz, electro, soul, house, techno and everything in-between. This album reflects his immersion in a multitude of scenes over the years, from the early days of London drum and bass, to his role as a figurehead in the electroclash scene, and of course the significant impact his Crosstown Rebels label has had on contemporary underground house and techno.