LX72 – State Of Resilience

 
 

Next up is a 12″ under the name LX72 called “State Of Resilience”. Three raw and diverse house tunes that i’ve produced last August and September. Release: 12.12.2019

Listen on Snippets  / Pre-order on Bandcamp.

The EP kicks off with ‘Lunatic Dolphin’, a hypnotic and vibrant number keeping things basic and aiming straight for the dance floor. The title track, ‘State of Resilience’, is a deep and percussive affair. Dubby piano stabs merge with hazy chants that weave in and out before the tune takes a mesmerizing twist that echoes the distinctive sound of the ‘Motor City‘. The final track, ‘Duster‘, is a bouncy joyride with an uplifting quality creating magic every time the strings drop in. Dusty MPC beatdown business at its best.

Flight Mode Mix

My latest mix “Flight Mode” is available via Test Pressing.

 

Billy Cobham Remix

Billy Cobham Feat. Novecento ‘Drum’N Voice Remixed’ will be released via Rebirth Records on 29. November 2019.

The double vinyl contains:

A1. Stratus (Max Loderbauer & Ricardo Villalobos aka Vilod Remix)
A2. Sensations (Lexx Remix)
B1. Shining Sun (Motor City Drum Ensemble Winter Sun Remix)
B2. Raised (Folamour Remix)
C1. Psychologic (Khidja Remix)
C2. The Vibe Inside (Gerd Janson Acid Dub)
D1. Africa’s Sounds (S.A.M. Remix)
D2. Interactive (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)

Korea & Japan 2019

 
 
 
 
 

Thanks to all the beautiful souls i’ve meet on my recent trip to Asia.  Thanks to the Seoul Meets Zurich Festival, Christine and the team at Clique Records. To Ken Hiedaka and Max Essa for having me at Bonobo in Tokyo. My friend Dj Kent, Daichi at DNA Kyoto, Sinkichi Kadayo, my friends Norio (Rare Groove Records Osaka) and Daisuke Kakimoto and his family.  Ookini!

“Cosmic Shift” is out now on CD in Japan and available at Disk Union, Tower Records and HMV Japan.

Cosmic Shift CD Japan

COSMIC SHIFT / コズミック・シフト just got released in Japan via Disk Union/MUSIC 4 YOUR LEGS (MFYLR005) on CD.
Including the bonus track „Farewell/ さよなら“. Now also available on Bandcamp.

More informaton:
Disk Union

Asia Dates

 
 
 
 

Excited to visit Seoul for the first time and to be back in Japan!

30 Minutes Of Peace No.2

 
 
 

30 minutes of peace is a series of mixes designed to soothe your soul, calm your nerves , relax your mind or to help you fall asleep. No.1 + 2 are now up on Soundcloud.

Listen

Artwork by Van Jensen

Detroit Dust On My Shoes

Kenny Dixon Junior

Beauty & The Beat at Giant Steps

Thanks to everybody who made it down to Beauty & The Beat x Phantom Island at Giant Steps on August 31st!

The day after the party we hung out at Paul (Apiento) ‘s house and put together a short list of six tunes we should have, could have played..

Here

 

Giant Steps London

I’m super excited to play at Giant Steps in London before it’s doors close at the end of September this year. The Beauty & the beat crew invited Kejeblos and myself to their party on August 31.

Tickets on RA.

Don’t go loose this!

R

Some thoughts from Danny the Dancer aka. Daniel Wang on todays state of the DJ and partylife.

Tages-Anzeiger – Bellevue

“Seine Musik ist so richtig gesund”. Der Bericht von Thomas Wyss auf der Bellevue Seite des  Tages-Anzeigers vom 10 Juni 2019.

Lesen

NTS Radio 4th July

Another one-off for NTS Radio aired on the 4th of July.  I got asked to put togeher a show of favorites and music that has inspired the making of *Cosmic Shift*.

Listen

Cosmic Shift Album

 
 
 

I’m excited to share my full-length album “Cosmic Shift” with you!

Featuring Jonny Spencer, Woolfy, Ella Thompson, Asé, Harriet Brown, Reto C. Gaffuri, Roger Szedalik, Eric Hunziker, Melodiesinfonie, Hove, Apiento & Andrew Hale.

Go to Bandcamp for Vinyl, Tape and Download or stream now on your favorite platform.

https://lnk.to/cosmicshift

Reviews:

Test Pressing (UK)
BanBanTonTon (JP) + Interview
Headsdown (AUS)
45rpm (CH)

Phantom Island at Zukunft

Catch the crew on June 22nd at Zukunft. Flyer by ufo.ch

Wings With Me

Found this short but sweet footage of Ini Kamoze performing “Wings With Me” live on TV in 1984.
I’m a big fan of his first two albums, both produced by the impeccable Sly & Robbie and mixed by Paul “Groucho” Smykle.

Love International 2019

Back again once again! The 4th edition of the Love International Festival in Tisno, Croatia. i will play the Sunrise Session on Thursday 4th of July and the Beach stage on the 5th.

Love International Festival

 

Early Sounds meets Phantom Island

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

Update: A recording of the night is now up on Soundcloud. Mix of the Week over at Das Filter.

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
Soundcloud

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.

Bandcamp

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

Snippets

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

Bandcamp

Spotify:
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.

Trailer

30 Minutes Of Peace No.1

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

Listen

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:

Bandcamp
Juno Digital
Beatport
iTunes
Spotify

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.

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

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

Great.

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!