Ed DMX’s latest project, Fresh Up Records, is an exciting departure from the six albums that DMX Krew released on Aphex Twins’ Rephlex Records between 1996 and 2009. The label consists of a handful of talented session musicians from London, releasing a series of limited edition 7s and throwing parties in the East of the capital. Their consistently funky, eclectic and freshsounds (I’m not being lazy with my adjectives I promise, have a listen), on wax and on the dancefloor have gained them somewhat of a cult following. And now, with fifteen releases under their belt, they’re re-releasing them as a compilation, in the form of extended mixes, dub mixes and instrumentals that have never been heard before.
Despite first being releases on Fresh Up back in 2011, Ike ’N’ Mike’s ‘White Chinos’ has stayed hidden online; until now that is, where we premiere the extended version in full. With a catchy guitar rift from the offset, some light and playful keys, and a classic italo-disco bassline, it’s a record that packs a funky punch and completely encapsulate the labels sounds. Go check out the last fifteen releases for yourself if you haven’t already, and cop an ‘all-in-one’ album of modern funk and futuristic synth pop, a dash of playful breakbeat and plenty of disco bells.
The 12″ Album set for release on 23rd November. Buy now from Juno.