Straddling numerous genre guises over the years, Ed Upton, aka DMX Krew’s take on vintage electro, bass and experimental music is second to none. His 6 albums on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records (including the now legendary ‘The Collapse Of The Wave Function’ series), and numerous releases through his own Breakin’ Records label, has seen ghetto-bass, analogue synth epics, techno, electro-bass and more all blended lovingly into an ouvre that is as relevant in today’s world of UK bass as it ever was in the early 90s, when DMX Krew first came through.
Since his last album You Exist on Hypercolour in February 2016 the London based producer has kept busy, releasing music via labels Central Processing Unit, Shipwrec, Abstract Forms and more. Now returning to Hypercolour with Strange Directions, an incredible album number 21 that’ll see “experimental and expansive joints”, “funkier techno jams” and “melancholic synth sensibilities” across its 14 tracks.
Ahead of its release we are excited to premiere album opener ‘Snowy Blue’, a breakbeat roller full of veering bleeps and sparse atmospherics. Check below!
DMX Krew’s Strange Directions is out September 1 on Hypercolour. Pre-order it here.