Edward Upton and his DMX Krew project return to London based Hypercolour Records for his third long player on the label in as many years. Titled Glad To Be Sad, the record comes after the release of over 20 previous albums on labels like Permanent Vacation, Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records and Upton’s own label, Breakin’ Records. Among the 12 tracks listed on the credits, we’re treated to a mixture of futuristic electro sounds, loosely laid house grooves and mind-warping synth
harmonies that are simple and robust in some parts, and glamorous and flashy in others. His sound design and drum programming skills really show on the album, setting a standard of quality that the majority of producers fall distant of. The release will come digitally and as a double 12″ vinyl record.
Where to start:
‘Spare Parts’ – Warm drums and romantic melodies
‘Dark Moon – Resonant basslines at their best
‘Non Entity’ – Deeply cut dub grooves come to life
Previous from DMX Krew:
Strange Directions LP (2017, Hypercolour)
You Exist LP (2016, Hypercolour)
If you like this then check out:
Elecktroids – Elektroworld LP (2018, Clone)
SDC – Welcome To Mikrosector-50 (2013, R&S)
DMX Krew – Glad To Be Sad LP is out now on Hypercolour Records.