Fifteen years, three LPs, a barrage of singles and a chart topping collaboration with Talking Heads’ David Byrne are among the highlights of X-Press 2’s musical marriage.
X-Press 2’s musical pedigree dates back even further, to their early releases on Junior Boys Own over 20 years ago and Rocky & Diesel have been DJ’ing and making music together since the UK’s acid house heyday of the late 80’s. All in all they have a wealth of experience and an understanding of electronic music that still burns bright in their current productions.
Today, X-Press 2 remixes Middlesbrough based house producer and DJ Lee Pennington‘ ‘Wilhelm Scream’ with Manbear, a brilliantly fierce house cut with vast kick drums powering it along. It’s groovy, well swung and has a nagging synth line that really gets into your head. Spoken word snippets add to the marching sense of militancy and when X-Press 2 gets to it it becomes a slightly more subdued and subtle track that slowly burns and seduces you as it rolls on through some magical, cosmic melodies.
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