the last time we heard from jex, he was cruising dance floors with his 2015 slapper -studio e- on running back. three years later, jex returns with -bad timin vol. 1,- a four-tracker made for working djs on the newly christened bad timin label. ranging from the scorched-earth acid of -zone phased- to the melancholic deep of -fee wifi,- the ep has something for everyone--well, everyone who likes hanging out at dance clubs, that is!
jexy is getting all up close and personal on his new hi-fi house release. featuring the canadian and singer pal isha d on vocals, -human emotion- is a love song that doubles as a call to disconnect and find real love. netflix and chill? how about just chill! meanwhile, the lounge vibe is strengthened on the sophisticated -botanico,- while on -fifth wind,- jexy channels some trip-jazz with a slow breaks drum pattern. the ep is rounded out by -infinity room,- a melodic groover that should please fans of jex s earlier work. recommended!!
jexy brings you two radically new versions of -first stomp,- the voodoo-chanting-mutant-disco smasher from his new lp -ravines.- crafted with care by the man himself, the a-side features the nyc mix--a deep n dubby latin house-influenced builder. on the flip, jex ups the tempo, the vocal quotient and the 707 snap for a tropical disco singalong.
jex opolis presents ravines, a nine-track collection of music for all seasons. the record is a hopeful exploration of melody and atmosphere, and the title is a nod jexs childhood expeditions in the woods of rural canada. coming on good timin in april 2017.
jex opolis presents: in the nite---look at my car!,- a versatile new ep featuring three cosmic cuts from jex and ian d. knight, a st. louis-based performance artist. knight features most prominently on the compass point-tinged -look at my car!,- a paean to the joys of both consumerism and rampant motorism. on the flip, jexy whips out the strat for some chic-inspired licks on the chugging -guitar sands,- with the italo-bumping 120 bpmer -rimini nites- along for the ride, too.
frankfurt based producer, dj and music lover martin heimann presents his debut single salto on carry on 008. remaining faithful to its name, the small label puts out another piece of limited wax every once in a long while. enrooted in the soundscapes of 80s proto house the original version of salto is a thriving piece of octave liberation. consistent changes between harmonics break up the repetitive structure, while fm pads and the 303 are performing a little duet. the release is ennobled by two proper remixes from moon b (peoples potential unlimited) and jex opolis (good timin). while moon b keeps it bubblin’ with some extra analogue funk bounce and subtle italo dance floor energy, the b-side is jexi-fied with some embellishment to the cords, change in the bassline and a nice 808 snap. on top mr. opolis adds some mysterious but cheesy vocals samples that match perfect with the moody 80s orchestral stabs.
transmitting from new york (via toronto), jex aka jex opolis has so far been known as the man behind and in front of the good timin label. infamous for its boogie burner bombs to quote discogs member kutter karlo jex, trades his label for running back and a shifts the gear. up with the tempo and down with the lights, there still is a variety of styles. studio e is named after an after hours spot in edmonton that the record s author partied at in the early 2000s, also sounds like something ivan smagghe would have enjoyed at that point in time. laxmi tool is referencing classic tribal house and a street in pune, where jex wifes grandma bought the drum used in this track. on the flip, harpa brags and boasts with its trampoline bass line, while la casa surfs some timpani waves.
norwegian duo ost & kjex make a welcome return to crosstown rebels. their private dancer ep is a masterclass in producing dance-floor ready rhythms. they welcome fellow norwegian whalesharkattacks to the mix to provide her dark yet dreamy vocals. we had a fascination with tinas private dancer since first being exposed to it by pat sharp on sky trax in the 80s. whalesharkattacks personifies everything thats cool about the 80s, so when we met her we knew we had to cut a version ost & kjex private dancer is as dark as it is melodic, with eerie drum pads and a medley of dreamt synths. norwegian vocalist whalesharkattacks, whose music has been described as 808 goth, lends a distorted vocal. on nightingale a burdenging bass adds a sense of urgency interlaced with vocals reminiscent of the 80s era. cosmic synths float side by side samples of beautiful bird song. a titillating work of art with a mesmerising beat.
norwegian duo ost & kjex make a welcomed return to crosstown rebels with a heady club cover of princes dirty mind, with a stella remix by seven davis jr. on the flip. after label boss damian lazarus asked why they hadnt sent any new music lately, talented pair ost & kjex made it their mission to make a new release for crosstown after 8 years. delivering the goods, dirty mind is a minimalistic bomb with pulsating beats and soaring synths that lead you deep into the night. ost & kjex are responsible for the huge crosstown releases how not to be a biscuit and anthem summertime with jamie jones. the duo has been releasing music for over a decade with two albums under their belt and notable releases on solomun’s diynamic amongst others. best known for his releases on classic and ninja tune, seven davis jr. is s huge prince fan and is a fitting remixer for this cover, he delivers a sleazy take on the original with a killer bassline.
freedom wig ist der name des mittlerweile dritten studioalbums des norwegischen duos ost & kjex. zehn tracks, die wieder einmal perfekt den spagat zwischen indie und underground electronica schaffen und dabei nichts vom typischen ost & kjex-humor vermissen lassen. wie das genau klingt? vom jazzigen intro von honky tonk, über die extrem tanzbare bassline von chachacha, bis zu den tropischen xylophon-klängen in down river und dem fast schon spirituellen summen von easy bietet dieses album ein extravagantes feuerwerk für die ohren. und das spürt man vor allem bei den einzigartigen und energiegeladenen live-shows der skandinavier. schön, dass es noch künstler gibt, die uns daran erinnern, nicht alles zu ernst zu nehmen.
one of the major players in oslos disco scene joachim dyrdahl aka diskjokke returns to full pupp with his new original track takt raver, a shiny example for his melodic, epic yet jacking style where almost fragile melodic fragments, stomping grooves, simmering acidlines and air-horns magically gel together. label boss and discoverer prins thomas takes us on a space walk with his marvelous psychedelic remix of 1987 which will appear in its original version on diskjokkes forthcoming second album on smalltown supersound. on the flip excentric duo and food geeks ost & kjex ( diynamic ) serve up a whole menu with several courses and a huge variety of flavours: their remix of interpolations makes itÆs entree as a jerky, crunchy afro-beat style funker followed by aromatic, earthy house chords before a well-rounded finish of tangy acid lines and hints of bitter-sweet melodies. sink your teeth (and ears) into this!!!
with a sound that straddles electro, funk, disco and house, oslo based duo ost & kjex return with their second long-player cajun lunch on hamburg based imprint, diynamic. the debut album, to their big surprise awarded them a nomination for best electronica album at the norwegian grammys and the pair continued to develop their sound on releases such as more songs about cheese and revolutionary tarts, how not to be a biscuit and boston food strangler. since then the food boys have awoken, got their hands on some serious sounds and started shredding out tunes aimed at the dance floor.
ltd 500 run! aided with mungolian jetset, ost & kjex take you straight down to the basement of camp ooh la la, with a good spirited, fun and rather raunchy take on princes teenlust classic dirty mind... say no more...ehh...ehh...
supportet by luciano, anja schneider, gregor tresher, steve bug, ripperton, laurent garnier and many many more.. this ep screams for something extraordinary! because for this solomun got support from oslo, capital of norway and home of ost & kjex
ost & kjex (cheese & biscuit) are known for their releases on crosstown rebels (uk), punkt & par records (germany), dialect (france) and planet noise (norway). ost & kjex currently have an ep planned with get physical over the coming weeks. the boston food strangler is a new villain in the world of cheese & biscuit (ost & kjex). armed with razor sharp teeth and a deadly appetite hes a piece of foods worst nightmare. the song is a moody techno journey with cheesys lamenting vocals going on about his most dreaded cereal killer. bleu de vache is a hymn to the boys favorite french blue cheese and their favorite animal, the cow. imagine small blue cows shuffling along in a sweet electronica landscape. dreamtime!
after a string of excellent records on planet noise, dialect recordings, crosstown rebels and punkt, ost & kjex (cheese & biscuit) are back in the land of cheese for another mighty slice of vinylicious musical delights! we felt >milano model< (original mix on dial009) was so special it deserved the remix treatment, so we had a little chat with our norwegian friends and we agreed upon two names: rob mello & mungolian jet set. rob s superb career has seen him record quite a few dancefloor burners on such labels as classic, crosstown rebels, azuli, 20:20, city rocker, rekids and now on his own disco 45 imprint. composed of paul >strangefruit< nyhus, knut saevik, reidar skar and sometimes featuring the knights of jumbumla and many other colourful musicians of great talent, mungolian jet set have already cause quite a stir with their amazing remixes of kreeps, lindstrom, lsb, bebel gilberto and their own productions on jazzland records
well it s been a while since the latest punkt release, the reason is simple, we had to wait 9 months for our new a&r. she is called amelie, is now 8 weeks in the biz and does really great, even she is only 60cm tall and weights, erm, 5 kg and doesn t talk so much. from time to time some brffzz and rülps, that´s it. she seems to be really into cheese and biscuits as she signed the oslo based ost & kjex guys. kjexy snick snack is a beautiful track that jumps after the second break into an ocean of dolphins combining the taste of crunchy crackers and old creamy cheese. remixes have been done by crosstown rebel >hiem< who adds an ever cheesier melody and cb funk, who goes for a long nordic walk with the parts
hailing form oslo ost & kjex first got noticed on the planet noise label. their tast for flashy costumes, cheesy handbag house and fucked up electronic sounds caught the attention of crosstwon rebels and dialect, who now release this wonderful combination of crunchy beats like >milano model< which is a modern day new yor-style house anthem with a european electro twist or >foodchild< that is a melancholic piece between deep techno and minimal house. support laurent garnier, d julz, mike monday, jef k and more