April 18 2022
This is a collection of some my favourite Jazz/Fusion tunes from the 70’s. I came across many of these in the 90’s while i was looking for breaks and source material to make beats, others in more recent years. Enjoy.
Music by Marcos Resende & Index, Lonnie Liston Smith, Herbie Hancock, Cesar Mariano & Cia, Stan Getz, Chico Hamilton, Crusaders, Cannonball Adderly, George Duke, Mikio Masuda, Grover Washington Jr.
Artwork by vanjensen.jp
April 15 2022
March 9 2022
Testpressing.org has reached out to friends and family to pull toghether a compilation with all sales being split between the Red Cros and Disaster Emergency Comittee (DEC). Available on Bandcamp for £5 or more.
I made two contributions: “Prelude To Hapiness” (Expanded) (previously vinyl only) and an unreleased tune that i made a while back called “Wonz Upon A Time”. A tribute to Chicago House pioneers Marshall Jefferson and Harry Dennis’s Jungle Wonz . The compilation includes tunes by Trevor Jackson, Apiento, Fuga Ronto, Mudd & Pollard, Cantoma, Asa Moto and more.
February 21 2022
Limited edition of 20 . Comes in custom made, riso-printed sleeve with the new album artwork. Contains the vinyl lp (2020 pressing, no new tracks) with a black velour label on one side, plus a 7″ with the remixes of Pl’ayers & Rooty Call (LXMZK05). Also includes the download with a total of 12 tracks. SOLD OUT.
A limited edition of 20 riso-printed blue covers is available in selected stores end of March 2022.
February 4 2022
My album New Affinity just got an update and is available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify ect. It includes two new tracks “1994” & “The ReQuest”, the remix of “Pl’ayers” and new artwork. People who previously purchased the
album on Bandcamp can download the new version for free.
December 28 2021
November 26 2021
November 26 2021
Remix of French multi-instrumentalist Teddy Lasry for Hot Mule.
From the Hot Mule website:
A few months ago, Teddy and his son Samuel reached out with the exciting news that they’d found pro tools sessions for his superb “Back to Amazonia” LP (originally released in 1987 on Sonimage). The idea to commission remixes as digital bonuses for the compilation came naturally and we felt it could be the right opportunity to collaborate with Lexx.
Alex picked ‘Raising Sun On Bali’ and a wonderful mix was delivered later with some words:
“Teddy’s original version is pretty busy and rhythmically more complex than most of todays music. I approached it the usual way i do when making remixes. I stripped it down and only kept the elements that resonated with me. I started building my version around a keyboard motive that was a bit buried in the original mix. To make it more accessible i went for a slimpler rhythm pattern to make it work for today’s listeners. I’ve spent some time in Bali in the early 00’s, so i had a lot of images floating around in my head while making the mix.”
October 23 2021
October 1 2021
September 17 2021
June 20 2021
Out 18th June 2021 on 7″/Digital on Bandcamp
Leisure Dub is a new collaboration from Alex Storrer (Lexx) and Paul Byrne (Apiento) and features a floating roster of friends and collaborators. The first release from the project is ‘Weekend Waiting’ featuring Armanious consisting of Kat on vocals and Simo on guitar. Armanious are forward thinking r&b heads based in London. The track pulls on a modern r&b side on the a side and references 90s jeep beat on the flip. Wind the windows down and play it loud.
May 31 2021
Out June 4th on 7″/Digital on Bandcamp
Two remixes off LX72‘s full-length album “New Affinity“. Lexx took it upon himself to make “Pl‘ayers“ sound like Slum Village had a park BBQ with Roy Ayers, a worthy update! “Rooty Call“ received a late night remix treatment by up and coming Melbourne producer Midnight Tenderness.
May 16 2021
March 29 2021
December 11 2020
October 6 2020
“New Affinity” is out now on Bandcamp (Digital/Vinyl) and available on all other platforms Friday, October 10th.
New Affinity, Lexx’s latest offering, is a unique blend of soulful sounds, riding the blurred line between House and Hip-Hop. He is skillfully pairing organic grooves with suave electronic sounds, showing off, in a subtle kind of way if you want, his vast knowledge in the art of sampling.
Joyous, deep and full of spirit and life.
Perfect soundscape for portable devices on public transport, late night car rides and for your listening pleasure at home, on limited edition vinyl.
September 28 2020
One Blood – Be Thankful including my version, out now on 12″ Vinyl/Digital.
Formed in 1979 One Blood was made up of the 5 Robinson brothers – Errol, Jerry, Lloyd, Trevor and Paul –and recording at the legendary TMC studios, went on to release two albums and countless singles.
Be Thankful pays homage to DeVaughn’s original, with smooth vocals gliding atop tight drum and bass, vocal jumping up dub pom acapella to summer perfection. The tapes here passed to cohort Lexx, crafting a wonderful discodub that is all groove, expertly cutting back and forth…diamonds in the back, sunroof top.
September 21 2020
September 5 2020
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
August 28 2020
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
August 7 2020
May 30 2020
April 4 2020
March 21 2020
February 24 2020
January 29 2020
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.
December 12 2019
November 4 2019
October 31 2019
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)
October 15 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.
September 26 2019
September 22 2019
Excited to visit Seoul for the first time and to be back in Japan!
September 19 2019
September 18 2019
Kenny Dixon Jr.
September 3 2019
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..
August 17 2019
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.
August 17 2019
Some thoughts from Danny the Dancer aka. Daniel Wang on todays state of the DJ and partylife.
July 12 2019
July 9 2019
June 24 2019
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.
April 28 2019
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.
April 25 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.
March 20 2019
March 18 2019
March 14 2019
December 21 2018
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
September 10 2018
“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.
Review on Test Pressing