Andras Fox

Vibrate On Silent

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Mexican Summer

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Melbourne-based producer Andras Fox (A.r.t. Wilson) creates a tactile and unique form of Antipodean boogie / synth-funk that feels equally informed by garage house and new age musical traditions. His productions sound appropriate on both the dancefloor and in the lounge, boasting a casual danceability and mood that seamlessly adapts to both environs. On 'Vibrate On Silent', Wilson creates G-funk with a surf sensibility; congas, shakers, electro-acoustic melodies coalesce with grooves, subtle hooks and a laid-back, oceanic ambience.

Wilson's arrangements are spacious and deceptively simple - layers are built up and stripped down, with the rhythm track providing a solid framework for jazzy / improvised flourishes. Opener "Ankle Snapper" begins with a politely funky bass line, adding handclaps and a casual house beat that is gradually adorned with cowbell and midi-saxophone. "Pontoon" pushes the G-funk agenda further, coming across like Dr. Dre driving top-down along the Great Ocean Road.

Elsewhere, "Driftwood" and "Mystic Beach" allude to Wilson's prior dabblings in new age. In addition to his production work, Wilson is a renowned DJ, hosting Strange Holiday on Melbourne's Triple R where he champions a diverse mix of primitive rhythms, weird disco, outsider music and other Australian rarities. He recently completed a DJ tour of UK and Europe, and now has three Boiler Room sets under his belt.

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