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out now: Dax J – Illusions Of Power EP [Electric Deluxe]

October 10, 2016
 

Artist:
Dax J

 

Title:
Illusions Of Power EP

 

Label:
Electric Deluxe

 

Cat#:
EDLX.051

 

Release Date:
17th September 2016

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Reign Of Terror

02.
Harry The Hatchet

03.
Cartagena Square

04.
Zulu Nation

05.
The Quest

06.
Breaking Visions

 

Press Info:
Illusions of Power is about political corruption, the collapse and seizure of control, sparring nations, war, drugs, gangs and the fraudulent, media systems that spin it all into rolling, fear-mongering 24 hour loops. Illusions of Power is about the horrors of the modern world and a humanity haunted by its bloodied past. But as every long dark tunnel comes to an end, Illusions of Power too has its glimmers of hope.

Written with an arsenal of hardware gear from the Londoner’s studio in Berlin, Dax J’s Electric Deluxe debut is a militant, yet atmospherical dancefloor assault. As he has proven over a slew of EPs for EarToGround Records and labels like LDNWHT, Deeply Rooted, Clergy and his own Monnom Black label, his sound is a compelling and thoroughly contemporary one. Dax J’s productions are typically mercurial, informed by the past and fortified with a wide range of influences from acid and ambient, to jungle and drum & bass. His EPs are rich, kaleidoscopic ventures involving an array of tempos and moods, and Illusions of Power is no different.

In “Reign Of Terror” and “Harry The Hatchet” on the A-side, and “Zulu Nation” and “The Quest” on the flip, Dax J flexes sinewy techno muscle in his rave-inciting idiom where the new and the oldschool collide. Then in the angst-ridden “Cartagena Square” (built around field recordings from Cartagena in South America) and dreamy breakbeats of “Breaking Visions” Illusions of Power present two very different diversions from the dance. In one there is light and a sense of relief; in the other, shadowy omens of the world are massing. The future is full of promise, but be on your guard.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“The Quest”

 

Special:
“Electronic Explorations -399”

 

Recommendations:
“The Invisible Man EP” on Monnom Black
“Chasing Shadows EP” on Clergy
Hector Oaks’ “Ambiguous Relation EP” w/ Dax J remix
“Metal EP” by Black Asteroid on Electric Deluxe

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
deejay.de
decks.de
Red Eye Records
Clone
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Electric Deluxe Shop
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
Hardwax
iTunes
Google Play
more soon

 

Booking:
Elite Music Management

 

Websites:
Dax J
Electric Deluxe

 
Dax J

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