Artist of the month
Lexx was part of the nu disco and Balearic movement that emerged around 2004/2005 and released on labels like Bear Funk, Big Bear and Permanent Vacation alongside acts such as Todd Terje, Prins Thomas and The Idjut Boys. At the same time he was part of the Drumpoet Community and released several deep house tunes under the name Kawabata, until he stopped the project in 2009. From 2010–2016 he was mainly focused on remixing other peoples music and has worked with Claremont 56, DFA, Golf Channel, Running Back E.S.P. Institute, Warner etc. In 2012 he compiled Volume 8 of the highly regarded Original Series on Claremont 56. It included loads of then relatively unknown tracks, many which got reissued in the meantime and in the case of Soichi Terada, could even be seen as the start of the artist’s comeback. In 2015 he founded the label Phantom Island Records together with Kejeblos and Ron and Tobi of Fuga.
Lexx’s album *Cosmic Shift* was released on June 22, 2019. Guests include his long time collaborator Woolfy from Los Angeles, Melbourne based singer Ella Thompson of the duo GL, Jonny Spencer of Chicken Lips fame, the multi talented Harriet Brown, again from Los Angeles and the up and coming local Zurich.
Cosmic Shift is a smartly crafted blend of styles from start to finish: Soulful sounds of the inner city meet distinct melodies with a longing for an island in the sun. The album encompasses neo soul, dub, pop and hints and traces of the producer’s twenties as a hip hop addict in the golden era of the genre. It is intimate; The sound of dawn, of twilight; Right before the night falls.