he sings! he dances! the fabulous new album! says the original sticker on dmx krews nu romantix lp and nothing changed 20 years later for ed upton aka ed dmx. permanent vacation marks the anniversary of this influential album with a special re-release. the album is available for the first time on a loud and sharp 45rpm double 12inch (including the instrumental of come to me as bonus track). carefully remastered by lopazz for maximum pleasure. the music is now as relevant as it was 20 years ago, when the king of electro power ballades sings about the essential things in life and takes you to the place called love, that is more needed than ever before.
this release from dmx krew, a.k.a. edward upton begins with a tribute from the artist to his father, whose voice is sampled on the track. this acid inspired track sets the tone for the rest of the ep continuing to delve into the realms of the 303. the release is only available on vinyl, and limited to just 300 hand numbered copies
we welcome dmx krew back to super rhythm trax with another ep crammed with highlights. the ep opens with the stunning grand tour sounding frighteningly like a never heard classic from 1989 before the rug is pulled from under your feet and you fall into the menacing stomp of death blip which pretty much does what you d hope. flip the record for the crafty jack of the wiggly worm before the ep concludes with the wistful simplicity of old groove . dmx does it again!
since releasing his last album on hypercolour in february 2016 (æyou existÆ), dmx krew has not for one moment rested on laurels, releasing two further lps on the ekster and abstract form labels, as well as eps and singles for central processing unit, shipwrec, revoke and more. continuing to remain faithful to the roots of electro, idm and the deeper shades of techno, and without compromise, dmx krew cranks out emotive and brain scrambling electronica at a mighty rate, and never disappoints. æstrange directionsÆ is album number 21 from dmx krew, and lands once more on hypercolour, the british label that continues to make heady waves in the music scene with genre shifting releases from the like of matthew herbert, luke vibert, gary gritness, the cyclist, outboxx and a sagittariun in the last 12 months alone. youÆll know what kind of ride you are in for from the first few bars of album opener æsnowy blueÆ, hypnotizing bass and spatial keys float over dusty micro breaks, produced with an infectious aesthetic that continues over the long playerÆs fifty-five minute tenure. experimental and expansive joints such as æodd chillÆ and æstrange directionsÆ sit comfortably alongside funkier techno jams such as æthin hypeÆ and æzero sumÆ, whilst the melancholic synth sensibilities of tracks like æhip hopelessÆ and æaxial mode beatÆ catches dmx krew on fine form.
it is an honor for 7777 to present its 13th release featuring dmx krew and yuri suzuki. side a brings you straight house attitude. b side strips it down and adds the acid. these songs are perfect for your record bag.
dmx krew and his arsenal of machines has touched on acid, electro, boogie, synth pop, techno, idm, italo disco and house of many different shades over the years. now he is blessing us with some of hottest cosmic funk we have ever heard at modern magic. an ep of four seriously funky electro groovers that is the perfect complement to our first ep from duke slammer.
uk wave funk veteran dmx krew returns to abstract forms with his latest double album project. escape-mcp features 13 tracks of synth drenched electro and elastic techno grooves drawing inspiration from a 1983 computer game where the player is trapped inside a computer by a rogue processor. fortunately dmx krew isn t trapped inside a computer and is still with us making killer grooves. don t sleep!
firm favourite dmx krew returns to shipwrec for his third release. a spiral of styles come together for mini-owner. funk. electro. synth. all are twirled, whirled in a shimmering sound. cold chords meet warm fronts, meandering grooves and playful interlock to produce a sound that is totally unique. energy levels are high throughout, sun soaked synthlines dappled by glowing rhythm patterns as ed dmx delivers six tracks of grin-inducing electronics. first run pressed on 200 coloured copies.
this record can easily be classified as library and will probably find a spot on the shelf with viberts nuggets, the strange world of bernard fevre and carpenters assault on precinct 13. listening to these tracks moves your senses back and forth through time, from 80s sci-fi back to raymond scotts early 50s experiments. the perfect soundtrack for bedrooms, late night dinners and greenhouses ed dmx contributes to a tradition in musical history, a richly vivid trail in which composers influence each others harmonies and ways of writing tunes, like an endless ping-pong game between minds and individuals but at the same time between continents and places throughout the world.
hypercolour proudly announce the latest long player from uk stalwart, ed dmx aka dmx krew, the visionary british electronic producer who has been responsible for a slew of excellent releases for labels like rephlex, spectral sound, permanent vacation and his own breakin records and fresh up records since the mid 1990s. you exist is dmx krews debut appearance on hypercolour, and as expected the record features nine tracks of beautifully crafted, melodic electronic sounds.
after landing his malfunctioning px-4000 on the purple planet, captain dmx steps out of the smoldering cockpit. after barely setting foot on the dusty landscape, the captain is startled by deep thudding from over the hills. dragging his oxygen pack with one hand and his atomizer with the other, he sets off in search of the other-wordly din. over the hill his pupils adjust to the stroboscopic lightning and below him lies a sea of strange creatures moving together as one body. a cosmic sermon takes place under the three suns in the sky, mechanical and stuttered frequencies set a manic pace and drive the dark creatures back and forth. captain dmx sighs a heavy breath and starts to descend into the fray.
two brand-new hard electro-funk jams for poplockers from label boss ed dmx. sure to be popular with funk and boogie revivalists as well as electro and breakdance fans. funk steps features a sparse, handclap-heavy beat, an arabian-style synth hook, some very greasy guitar playing and a vocoder lead vocal imploring the listener to get down and do their thing on the dancefloor. space fonk is an uptempo synth-funk number with squelchy synth bass, vocoder hook and live tambourine and guitar. moogs and lazer zaps all over this one. ed dmx continues to dj & perform live around the world: recent bookings include bloc weekend, batofar in paris, berghain in berlin and many more.
as the title suggests, there are many ways to jack and this ep makes no pretense about its intentions. dmx krew treat us to a wild concoction of tracks for the fourth instalment of the now firing on all cylinders, super rhythm trax label. the music here veers between grimy basement acid trax, uk bleep inspired future warehouse anthems and even an ultra cheeky ragga style rendition of lil louis classic -original video clash-. ed dmx is obviously having fun here and with 5 tracks and a loud cut, you re getting bang for your buck !! now leave me alone to jack.
limited repress to 180 copies - 1 per customer!
hailing from somewhere in spain, mystic & quantum is a new label created to show stories of adventures, magic, science and they launch in quite auspicious fashion with an album length foray through analogue experimentation from one of englands finest dmx krew. one of numerous handles taken by edward upton, standing stones finds the dmx krew sound in particularly contemplative mood across a variety of tempos and can be viewed as an extension of the approach he took on last years reith tracks lp for rush hours no label. however whereas that release saw upton take inspiration from his surroundings on an austrian farm, standing stones draws its creative juices from the mysterious pillars of stone that have stood across western europe for centuries. the accompanying silk screened artwork - which is quite lovely - extends the theme. whether you engage conceptually or just focus on the music, this is another rewarding set from the master dmx krew!
dmx krew debuts on abstract forms, showing us just what can be done with a collection of vintage synths, impeccable programming skills and a heavy dose of talent. >micro life< is a jam packed ep of eight tracks which venture on the quirky side of the electro genre. this modernist take on a classic style delivers a wonderful sense of melody, refreshing arrangements and innate funk. a master of his craft. limited to 300 copies.
alert! uk electro pioneer & breakin labelboss ed dmx participates in the shipwrec adventure by delivering 6 killer tracks on this cosmic awakening ep. from drexciyan electro to cosmic downtempo synth-driven funkyness to faster acidic driven basslines to real uptempo braindance food! dmx krew is still a leader when it comes to producing analog dance music with that typical oldschool vibe, mixing styles without a sweat. hot release!
a welcome return to dmx krew, simply one of the uks finest producers ! sounds like analord turned up to 11 ! ed dmx reminds us all hes still number one when it comes to beautiful, esoteric electronic music. still aimed squarely at the dancefloor, ed provides us with a really strong and, as always, diverse package with something for everyone...
fresh up specialise in strictly limited edition 45rpm singles showcasing the finest in new-old-sounding library funk, moog disco and vocoder boogie sounds. fresh up boss ed dmx returns with two low-tempo vocoder funk jams. >funky dancer< on the a side is pitched halfway between zapp and kraftwerk with an ice-cold metronomic electronic backing underpinning some funky vocoder singing and live tambourine. >that wild and freaky robot funk< features more live percussion over a much warmer sleazy funk joint with more soulful vocoder action
das münchener label permanent vacation präsentiert eine 4-track-ep mit brandneuem material von herrn ed dmx und seiner dmx krew! vor 15 jahren fing der engländer auf dem aphex twin-label rephlex an. mit >the game< legt ed dmx eine wunderbare synthie-pop-ep vor, auf der er selbst als sänger glänzt.
a welcome return to dmx krew, simply one of the uks finest producers ! sounds like analord turned up to 11 ! ed dmx reminds us all hes still number one when it comes to beautiful, esoteric electronic music. still aimed squarely at the dancefloor, ed provides us with a really strong and, as always, diverse package with something for everyone....
fresh up specialise in strictly limited edition 45rpm singles showcasing the finest in new-old-sounding library funk, moog disco and vocoder boogie sounds. for their third release, the man behind the label has revealed himself to be none other than ed dmx and here as dmx krew he serves up a thick slice of vocoder funk pitched somewhere between prince, dam funk and midnight star. >do it all nite< is a slow vocoderfunk grinder with dmx beats and warm analogue synths creating an irresistible 80s groove. >worm hole< takes you on an up-tempo trip to a space-base nite-spot where the soundtracks is heavy linn drum beats and the rawest synth funk
rephlex are heralding this ep, wave funk volume 1, as dmx krews best release to date! it represents the first installment of his forthcoming cd release, wave funk, which will be appear later this year as a double cd album. the tracks are in a hip hop/electro/techno/braindance/funky/spacey/tuneful style. enjoy!.
bongard problems is classic cornish influenced breakbeat techno with squidgy roland bass and 8 bit dirt percussion. motion studies is a swingy non linear acid disco trip with moody chord backdrops and some unexpected twists and turns along the way. pixel wrap is medieval echo techno with inhuman voices that give way to a late 80s rave breakdown that builds up into something else again. excalibur is a camelot techno galloper, complete with arthurian lyrics. blank expanse is the kind of music depeche mode ought to be making if they hadnt turned into u2.
another quality dmx krew masterpiece we at turbo are longtime fans of dmx krew, so its a real honor to work with him again 6 years after his last contribution to our now defunct sub-label white leather. we dont normally trace an artists history or include much biography in our press releases, but we feel the need in this case to pay our respects to a long and brilliant career. with all the crap that gets paraded around nowadays its easy to forget who the real masters are... ed dmx is one of them. ive always held a soft spot for ed, he was one of my favorite producers in the proto-electro heyday. hearing his live version of the knight rider theme at sona (tigas club circa 96) was (believe it or not) a revelation. of all the artists id met up until then, he was the coolest, he could play synths better than anyone id ever heard, he had the balls to do vocals in his live-set but he was a sweet, softspoken, and super funny guy. for reasons ive never understood, eds pop side didnt seem to take off and for awhile things took a distinctly experimental turn... interesting stuff, but a departure
things start off in spectacular fashion with the cute and upbeat spiritual encounter before settling into some funky and mysterious electro with bombay mix. hard copy is reminiscent of the early hi nrg vibes of bobby orlando or gino soccio but woolly hat and parallel universes are funky, fun loving 4/4 electro grooves that are more typical of the dmx sound. he saves the best for last though, with some darker excursions such as the high octane, telex sounding computational paradigm shift and the smack electro closer black poppy. with electro making an obvious comeback.
every story has an end. but in life, every ending is just a new beginning. life goes on - not always as we envisioned it would be, but always the ways it s supposed to be. remember, we usually can t choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it. make yours a beautiful memory.
it would be fair to say that hypercolour, the uk label founded by alex jones and jamie russell, have come a long way since the label’s inception 10 years ago.
from humble beginnings, to a roster of artists spanning across continents, genres, styles, and sounds, the label curates a very special 16 track compilation album to celebrate ten years of operation, and to capture the essence of the label’s ethos and energies that have been at the forefront of the label’s output in recent times.
the triple vinyl release includes a download code.
following hot on the heels of tadd mullinix’s ‘skein’ - bopside’s second album release for 2016 comes from label owner tadd mullinix’s dancefloor destroying nom de plume who needs little introduction: jtc. an 8 track concise body of work perfectly calibrated for dj use and home listening alike, where the beats hit hard and the melodies linger in your brain.