Early Sounds meets Phantom Island

Early Sounds Recordings invited Kejeblos and myself to play at their Party on April 6th at Sameheads in Berlin.

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Marajaw Mix

New mix for Test Pressing. Inspired by the beautiful island of Siargao in the Philippines where i currently reside. Marajaw means “something that is nice” in Surigaonon.

Test Pressing

Lexx – Too Hot feat. Woolfy


My new single “Too Hot” featuring Woolfy, is out now on 7″ Vinyl/Digital on Phantom Island Records. “Too Hot” is also part of my forthcoming album “Cosmic Shift” that will be released this summer.


Review on Test Pressing

The Gagosians – Run For My Honey

The Gagosians – Run For My Honey is a retrofuturistic 4-minute Rock’N’Roll Drama written by Suzana Rozkosny (Vocals), A.C. Kupper (Guitar), Kay-Zee (Synths). The sound is machine driven and dark; surrounded by narcotic synths and deformed blues guitars. Lexx and Kejeblos on remix duties on the flipside. Have mercy!

Out: January 2019 on Phantom Island


Favorites of 2018

Some of my favorites of 2018 over at Ban Ban Ton Ton.


Lexx/Open Space Feat. Harriet Brown – Hot Weather


“Hot Weather” is a collaboration between Paul Byrne (Apiento), myself and features Harriet Brown on Vocals. Open Space is Paul Byrne and Andrew Hale of Sade.

Limited edition 12“, 300 copies, silk-screen printed double a-side with hand numbered inner sheet. Out now on Phantom Island Records.


Lexx Versions / Open Space Versions

Review on Test Pressing

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Coda

Inspiring. Go see it if you have a chance.

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.


30 Minutes Of Peace Mix

30 minutes of music to soothe your soul, calm your nerves and create a relaxed atmosphere.


Freedom From The Known

“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, [Freedom From the Known, Chapter 6]

Postcards From Phantom Island – International Version

Out now: Various Artist – Postcards From Phantom Island (International Edition)

Slightly different tracklist to the Japanese only compilation we’ve released last year.

Available via:

Juno Digital

We Out Here: A LDN Jazz Story


Doing Time on NTS Radio

I’m back on NTS Radio London, Sunday 6th of May 13h UK time (14h CET) playing one hour of Reggae, Dub and Lovers Rock.

Listen: Soundcloud

Larry Heard – Missing You [Lexx’s Liquid Night Edit]

I had no idea this was on YouTube. Larry Heard’s “Missing You” accompanied with voices from The Police and poetry by Jim Morrison. Edited back in 2010.

Gerd Janson – Back To The Future

I’m thrilled to play along side my friend and one of my favorite Dj’s on March 17th! Save the date.

GDS Awards 2017

Phantom Island won “Best Label” 2017 on GDS.FM. Thanks to the members of the jury who gave us their vote.

From letf to right: Michael “Kejeblos” Büchel, myself, Ron Shiller & Tobi Schweizer of Fuga Ronto.

Check all the winners here.

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Mareh NYE 2018


Some pictures i took at Mareh Festival in Cumuruxatiba Bahia Brazil on NYE 2017/2018. Needless to say that i had a blast!

Here’s what RA’s Matt McDermott thinks were the key performances of the festival. We can definitely agree on Joutro Mundo, who’s set on NYE was brilliant!

RA Review

Resident Advisor Boat Party at Mareh 2018

I’ll be playing on the Resident Advisor Boat
at the Mareh Festival in Cumuruxatiba, Bahia, Brazil on December 30th after Delia Gonzalez. Well excited for this one!

Harvest Time

Just listen.

From Here Till Now – The Ikebana Series

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. The arrangements are designed to bring nature into living spaces while at the same time representing the cosmic order. In a project inspired by this art form, musicians and DJs bring together their favorite records. The series was available as a limited poster with a download code.

The Ikebana Series

Listen here

12 year anniversary of Club Zukunft

16.11.17 – 19.11.17 www.zukunft.cl

Romance (Phantom Island Remix)

The remix of Hove’s “Romance” i made together with Kejeblos, is out September 15th on Light Of Other Days.

Walking Home (Lexx 7″ Version)

Free download of my Remix of “Walking Home” by Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander feat. Yann Popper from 2008.  Previously only available on the Secret Love 5 compilation by Alex Barck of Jazzanova. Om.

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the release of Frank Ocean’s “Blond”. A record that grew on me with every listen and became part of my life’s soundtrack.

Some accurate words here.

Mareh 2018

Back in Brazil for Mareh 2018

Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

On repeat. Great album.

Sunrise Session 2017

Some footage from this years Sunrise Session at the Love International Festival in Tisno.

Montreux Jazz Festival – Strobe Klub

With the Lilla Brothers and Young Marco.

The Story Of OJ


Postcards From Phantom Island


“Postcards From Phantom Island” is out June 2nd via P.Vine Records Japan. Including liner notes by Chee Shimizu and an exclusive edit of Foster “Neon Life” by Lexx & Kejeblos. Available on CD and Itunes.

Limited stock available at the Phantom Island Webshop.

Love International Festival 2017

Excited for this years Love International Festival, 28th June – 5th July 2017 in Tisno, Croatia!

Mhor Remix Digital

Digital formats of Smith & Mudd – Mhor (Lexx Remix) are now available via Bandcamp.  Stream on Spotify.

Summer Sequence

A new mix is now available via Testpressing. You can also stream it on Soundcloud. Enjoy.

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

He did it again. On repeat.


Young Marco x Lexx

FR 07 04 17 at Zukunft
Dekmantel Selectors: Young Marco (ESP Institute, Amsterdam), Lexx (Phantom Island, Zürich)


Joni Mitchell

“You have two options. You can stay the same and protect the formula that gave you your initial success. They’re going to crucify you for the staying the same. If you change, they’re going to crucify you for changing. But staying the same is boring. And change is interesting. So of the two options, I’d rather be crucified for changing.”

Listen: Coyote

Phantom Island at Kauz

Artwork by Ivan Becerro. Save the date!

Smith & Mudd – Mhor Remix

Out in April 2017: The Claremont 56 10 Years Anniversary Box Set (5×12″) including my Remix of Smith & Mudd “Mhor” alongside mixes from Jex Opolis, Larry Heard, Ron Trent, Bjørn Torske, Holger Czukay and many more.

Listen to the snippets on Soundcloud

Order: Claremont 56 Bandcamp

Buy at Juno

Stream on Spotify.

Mareh Festival NYE 016/017

Review of this years Mareh Music Festival in Bahia on Resident Advisor Big thanks to Guga and Luisa for making it happen! Shout out to all to beautiful and positive people i’ve met on this trip. This was truly special!

“Although a core crew of DJs return to Mareh regularly, this year’s program had its fair share of newcomers, like Zurich digger Lexx. Stepping up to the decks right after sunset, he moved perfectly from downtempo to more banging fare (Dixon’s retouch of Todd Terje’s “Snooze 4 Love” and the Mood Hut edit, “Better”). The rest of his set was peppered with enviable obscurities, making fans out of a crowd that I’d guess was largely unfamiliar with him before he showed up. ”


Turning Tides on Phantom Island

Turning Tides is a collaboration with my good friend Reto “Fu” Gaffuri, who i’ve been working with on various projects for more than a decade. Two of our tunes will be available on the “Uncommon Species” EP via Phantom Island, out ealy January. “Giving Me Everything” features Woolfy & Dan Hastie (Projections)

Listen on Soundcloud

Juno Digital

Stream: Spotify

Live At Brilliant Corners

Here’s a recording from my recent gig with Apiento at Brilliant Corners in London.

Download via Test Pressing


The Art Of Organized Noize

This is good. Watch it if you get a chance.

Brilliant Corners

Saturday 5. November at Brilliant Corners London, together with Apiento. Come, eat, drink and dance!

Recent New York Times article about audiophile listening Clubs In London.

Venus II – I Want You 4 Myself

My Remix of “I Want You 4 Myself” by Venus II is out today via Warner Music Australia.


Downloads available via iTunes, Juno Digital, and other digital outlets.

Michael Chapman – Lescudjack

The Edit of the Cosmic Classic “Lescudjack” i made back in 2008 is now out on 10″ vinyl via Emotional Rescue.

Single of the week October 7th at Juno Records.

Juno Digital

Unfinished: The Making of Massive Attack

A BBC documentary to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Massive Attack’s seminal debut album Blue Lines.

Mareh NYE 2017 at Cumuruxatiba – Bahia Brazil

Looking forward to spend NYE in Bahia Brazil!

More information: Resident Advisor
Mareh Website

Lee Perry – Black Ark 1977

Rare footage from inside the legendary Black Ark Studios.  Lee Perry in his prime.

Check some of my favorite Lee Perry productions on YouTube.

Speaking In Tongues

The Story behind Robert Rauschenberg’s Iconic Talking Heads Album Cover via artsy.net

Gerd Janson – What’s In My Bag?

Gerd Janson goes shopping at Amoeba. Thanks for the shout out.

Mutabaruka – Whey Mi Belang?

Recorded at the 1982 Reggae Sunsplash Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Mystical performance.

Love Internatinal Festival 2016

Some impressions of the first Love International Festival in Tisno, Croatia via Test Pressing.

Countryman (1982)

Official full movie “Countryman”, the 1982 cult classic Jamaican film featuring music from Bob Marley and the Wailers, Aswad, Lee Perry, Jah Lion, Dennis Brown, Steele Pulse and the score by Wally Badarou.  Guidance.

Love International Festival Croatia


Excited to play at the Love International Festival!

June 30th: Main Stage with Mudd 18h – 21h
July 1st: Beach Stage with Apiento , Suzanne Kraft & Jex Opolis  6h-12h

Dadawah – Run Come Rally

Haven’t been listening to this one in a long time.  Such a great tune. Meditation. Inspiration.

Prosumer vs. Lexx at Robert Johnson

Resident Advisor In Residence: Feature & Event

Gerd Janson at Zukunft

The one and only Gerd Janson is back once again!
Got to love this guy.

Phantom Island Night at Kraftfeld

Brian Jackson RBMA Lecture

Really enjoyed watching this. Gil and Brian are huge faves of mine.

Apiento & Co. – E.S.P. [Lexx’ Sunset Ashram Remix]

Phantom Island PHI-06 12″  Vinyl Out: March 21. 2016

A: Your Song Is Good – Re-Search (Force Of Nature Remix)
AA: Apiento & Co. – E.S.P. (Lexx’ Sunset Ashram Remix)

Phantom Island presents Suzanne Kraft at Kauz

Phantom Island presents Suzanne Kraft at Kauz. Friday February 12th 2016. Suzanne Kraft on Soundcloud

Lauer – Hump Acid Remix

Lauer – Borndom Remixes, including Hump Acid (Lexx Remix)

Buy: Vinyl 12″ / Buy: Digital

Listen on Soundcloud

Test Pressing 2015 End Of The Year Review

The end of the year rewiew on testpressing.org with contributions from Trevor Jackson, Apiento, Phil Mison, Bill Brewster, Invisible City Editions, Paul”Mudd”Murphy, Dr. Rob, Jan Schulte and many more including yours truly.  There’s loads of new music to be discovered.

Good Mellows

Out Now: “All That Is Now” got selected for the “Good Mellows For Moonlight Rendevous” Compilation. For the full tracklist and more information visit Toru Hashimoto’s Suburbia Blog.

Available from Amazon Japan & HMV Japan


Lovely Guy

Redlight Records meets Phantom Island

The men from Redlight Records are in town on Saturday 14.11.15 to play at Helsinki Klub.

The last batch of the Young Corner 12″. Limited hand numbered Black & White Edition of 50. Available soon.

The Internet – Get Away

New video from one of my favorite albums this year.


The Power of Grace Jones

New York Times interview with Ms. Grace Jones.

Beats In Space 2015

It’s always a pleasure to be on Beats In Space. I played loads of new and unreleased music, including my Remix of Lauer’s “Hump Acid”. Find the link and tracklist in the mixes section.

Mariah – Utakata No Hibi Reissue

Mariah’s Utakata No Hibi will be reissued by Palto Flats on September 18th. Review on Resident Advisor.

Phantom Island On Bandcamp

Digital formats of Hangin’ On A String / All That Is Now are now available via Bandcamp.

UPDATE: Now also available via Juno Download, iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.

Bing Li Ling/Lexx 7″ On Phantom Island Records

The Bing Ji Ling/Lexx 7″ has arrived!

Listen to the snippets on Soundcloud.

The Garden Festival 2015

I had a mighty great time at the Garden Festival! Here’s a little impression on what it was like on the Claremont 56 Boat Party.

Check the review and some pictures on Testpressing.

Yasiin Bey – Exclusive Beats HQ Interview

Yasiin Bey talks about where he’s at now.

Donald Fagen’s Coachella Diary

Highly entertaining tour diary by Donald Fagen, about his adventures at this years Coachella Festival via The Rolling Stone. Got to love this guy: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, Part6

Resident Advisor: Playing Favorites

Playing Favorits over at Resident Advisor

Apiento & Co. E.S.P. – Lexx Remix

I’m very pleased to be part of this release! Out November 13th via Golf Channel Recordings.

More Info

Hello Resident – Interview Club Zukunft

Ein kurzes Interview auf der Zukunft Website.

Lexx – Young Corner

Lexx – Young Corner 12″. Silk-Screen Printed Sleeves, Limited to 250 Hand Numbered Copies. Available now via Phantom Island

Buy Digital

Sinkane “How We Be” Lexx Remix

Remix for Sinkane (City Slang/DFA). Kleines Review in der Spex.

Glass Animals – Hazey (Honey-K & Lexx Drop Version)

Honey-K told me about this idea he had in mind. He came over to my place and we made it happen. YouTube only.

Kejeblos – Family Mattress

Kejeblos – The Family Mattress 12″ incl. Lexx Remix.
Silk-Screen Printed, Hand Numbered Edition of 250.
Out now on Phantom Island.

Buy Digital

LX – Synchro Swim

LX – Synchro Swim 12″ is now available at Juno, Phonica, Piccadilly Records, Rush Hour, Decks and other selected shops. Limited Edition.

Bob Chance – (Wild) It’s Broken


The version of Bob Chance “It’s Broken”, that i’ve unearthed back in 2010, got a official re-release via Emotional Rescue. Story is, that Bob didn’t even know about this testpressing until recently. Only a handfull have been made by Tracey Sands Music, who produced the first version of the song.

Juno Download

20 Questions on Testpressing (Interview)

20 Questions on Testpressing. Talking about my favorite Music, Movies, Art ect.