Mix for Hamon Radio Tokyo

I made a mix for Hamon Radio, Tokyo. Including new music by Midnight Tenderness, Florin Büchel, Pablo Color , Bullion, Khotin and more. Full tracklist here.

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New Releases on Lexx Music

After the first LX72 release (with help from Kejeblos),  i decided to continue releasing new music on my own and turn Lexx Music into a proper label. I’m happy to present the follow up releases, LX72 Remixed and Bocab’s debut 12″ “Preach On Sunday”.  Both are limited to 200 (inkl. obi) and are now available via Bandcamp, Hum Records and Sihl Records. Available at international stores in about three weeks from now.

LX72 – Remixed (LXMZK02)

Lexx (under his LX72 moniker) got his mates Gerd Janson and Lauer on board to remix the “State Of Resilience“ EP which hit shores earlier this year. Lauer takes the looney marine mammal straight to the disco-tek to present one of his trademark piano tricks. The crowd has no choice but to throw their hands up in the air and reach for la luna in the night sky. On the flip, Gerd Jansonʼs 808 Remix gives State Of Resilience a classy electro make over as he flexes his muscle on the rhythm composer rules the dance floors for close to fourty years.

BOCAB – Preach On Sunday/Can I Get…Ahhm (LXMZK03)

Bocab is a Zurich based producer who loves his beats raw and uncut.
The A side “Preach On Sunday“ is a hypnotic sermon that provides redemption on the dancefloor for all those who can follow itʼs lead. On side B we find Lexx favorite “Can I Get…Ahhm“. A back breaking piano bounce goes into overdrive after two minutes. Heavy echoes of the beatdown sound of the Motor City. The tune gives an unmistakable indication of the producers hip hop roots. Turn it up!

Listen and buy here

The 3 Pieces – Iwishcan Williams Remix

 
Washington collective, The 3 Pieces, privately-pressed Iwishcan William on their own DL Records in 1982. The 12 has Discogs, for one, confused. Is it soul, rap, jazz, go-go, funk, electro, or educational? By nature of its birthplace and date of birth, it`s all of those.

Synths shimmer in harp-like glissando. The bass grumbles, rumbles, machine-made. The beat pops and locks. The whole thing grooving and exuding positivity. One part the cosmic funk of say Cloud One`s Patty Duke. Another, the balearic chug of Will Powers` Adventures In Success. Like Brother D it looks to “agitate, educate, and organize”, and stirs in the sentiments of Razzy`s I Hate Hate. Imagine if the Last Poets jammed with sister Sarah Webster Fabio. Keys parp like car horns, a real trumpet blows a Don Cherry solo, but the track really revolves around its sweet Sesame Street call-and-response chorus:

“I wish love. I can love. I will love. I am love.”

Swiss gentleman Lexx, produces a killer remix – smoothing out the OG`s jerky edges, upping its sophistication. Making clear the contributions of Lexx` new bubbling electronics. rescuing a clipped guitar, previously lost deep in the mix, and moving the children’s voices to the fore. Ensuring you’ll remember that

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Discogs

ARP.FM Q-Rated by Lexx

The folks from arp.fm asked me to put together a selection of songs that you can now listen to on Q-Rated.

Visit the Q-Rated website to download the app for free.

From the arp.fm website:

Lexx’s fundamental know-how gained him the nickname Lexxicon. He let’s you dive in, into 50 years of music history, sharpened by the experience he collected as record seller and established DJ.

LX72 – Remixed

LX72 – Remixed (Lexx Music/LXMZK02)

Lunatic Dolphin (Lauer Remix)
State Of Resilience (Gerd Janson 808 Remix)

Bandcamp
Spotify
Juno Digital
Beatport

 

Stay In & Chill – Dub Playlist

I had the pleasure to  put together another selection for testpressing.org  Stay In & Chill Spotify Series. This time with the focus on Dub and i also squeezed in some nice vocal tunes. Enjoy.

Spotify Link

Bill Withers

Goodbye Mr. Bill Withers. Thank you for the music. He’s one of the greats and a truly inspirational man in many ways.

If you are not familiar, i can highly recommend the documentaries Still Bill and As I Am.

These are great too: Interview from 2015
Rock &  Roll Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech 2015

Stay In & Chill Playlist

Made playlist for my friends over at Test Pressing.
Stay In & Chill Vol.2. Mellow music for mellow people.

Cosmic Shift Remixed

 
 
 
 

Cosmic Shift Remixed coming March 6th via Phatom Island. Available on 12″ vinyl and digital on all platforms. Incl. mixed by Kejeblos, Androo, Eirwud Mudwasser and two new versions by me.

Listen to the snippets
Buy on Bandcamp

Review: banbantonton

GDS.FM Awards

On January 25th i won the jury prize for Best Album 2019 at the GDS.FM awards and reached #3 in the public voting.

Thanks to everybody who picked up a copy, tuned in and supported this release. Special thanks to R.C. Gaffuri for the countless hours of studio time and hard work, all the players and singers who lent their talents, my dear friend vanjensen.jp for the beautiful artwork and my man Kejeblos for his continuous support.

LX72 – State Of Resilience

 
 
 

OUT NOW: LX72 “State Of Resilience” EP. Three raw and diverse house tunes that i’ve produced last August and September.

Vinyl 12″/ Digital available on Bandcamp
and Record Stores.

Reviews:
testpressing.org
banbantonton

Flight Mode Mix

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

Test Pressing
Soundcloud

 

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)

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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“.
Buy 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.

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Artwork by Van Jensen

Detroit Dust On My Shoes

Kenny Dixon Jr.

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.

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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*.

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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, CD and Download or stream now on your favorite platform.

Spotify

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.

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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: NTS

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.

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.