DMX Krew

Strange Directions

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"Strange Directions" is album number 21 from DMX Krew - one of the UK's most enigmatic and prolific underground producers - and lands once more on Hypercolour. You’ll know what kind of ride you are in for from the first few bars of album opener "Snowy Blue"; hypnotizing bass and spatial keys float over dusty micro breaks, produced with an infectious aesthetic that continues over the long player’s fifty-five minute tenure. Experimental and expansive joints such as "Odd Chill" and "Strange Directions" sit comfortably alongside funkier techno jams such as "Thin Hype" and "Zero Sum", whilst the melancholic synth sensibilities of tracks like "Hip Hopeless" and "Axial Mode Beat" catches our Ed in fine form. There's moments of tongue-in-cheek pop brilliance ("U Talk 2 Much"), displaying a playful, fun loving producer who, although one of the underground's most celebrated heroes, not to mention a true exponent of electro, electro-funk, boogie and synth-jizz; never takes himself too seriously. You won't find Ed ever charging over thirteen quid for a one-sided twelve; just a guy intent on keeping that free party, rave / acid spirit alive and well in 2017, not to mention one of the most skilled synthesizer shaman currently living amongst us. Ed DMX we love you! 


A1 - Snowy Blue
A2 - U Talk 2 Much
A3 - Hip Hopeless
A4 - Odd Chill
B1 - Home Made Drum Machine
B2 - Kinesthetic
B3 - Nice Portal
B4 - Soft Networks
C1 - Strode Down
C2 - Thin Hype
C3 - Grimsthorpe
D1 - Zero Sum
D2 - Axial Mode Beat
D3 - Strange Directions

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