Elexx returns with his new release 'Departure' a 5-track EP exploring various different sonic territories within electronic music. Gritty riffs, dark groovy beats, ominous melodic strings and mellow piano tones... in short expect the unexpected.
How to Make People Dance Vol1
Second collaboration project between Elexx and Olivier S - "How to Make People Dance Vol1' kicks off with a dirty synth-led funky 808 techno rhythm moving in all directions before slowly morphing into a razor sharp dance floor monster piece.
'Dark Intentions' beautifully combines driving minimal rhythms with dark pads and arp like melodies. The flip-side 'Andromeda' is a slower warmer track, full of analog synthesiser sounds, pulsating rhythms and oldskool techno influences.
'Cupid' is a remix by Elexx and Olivier S, originally released by Joe Europe in 2011. The collaboration between Elexx and Olivier S produces a hard dark sound, encompassing driving minimal beats reconstructing the original into a new techno track.
Born to rock
The second release for Audio Counterfeit comes courtesy of Elexx with his new track "Born To Rock". The Frenchman delivers once again his well known raw stripped back techno sound but this time cleverly crafted around catchy vocals and a wobbly, grumbling bassline. Balancing between swollen, bold sounding synths and a finely detailed rhythm, it's easy to see why this track is entitled "Born To Rock."
'Alien Rendez-vous' delivers a fine mix of funky old-school minimal grooves and restless arp-like melodies; sure to find a space in many DJ sets. The flip-side 'Morning Before' is a more personal progressive techno track, with a clear preeminence on details and delicate melodic parts.
The Beginning of the End
'Beginning Of The End' - Three deep techno tracks from French producer, Elexx, all sure to get the dancefloor on the path to enlightenment... Lush pads collide with sparse, jazzy percussion in this deep rhythm workout.
'Lifecycles' touches on deep house, detroit grooves and sprinklings of minimal techno. The EP presents an overall charm in it's melodic and upbeat feel with some massive hooks which wouldn't be out of place on a more commercial release.