NX1 are Samot and Surit, childhood friends and long-time production partners. Hailing from the same town in Majorca the pair have spent the last ten years developing a mutual passion and utopic vision for contemporary techno as individual artists, a collaboration now formally coming to fruition as Nexe Records.
The project launched discreetly enough last year with the NX1 series. No track titles—only numbers, self-released and limited to just 200 pressings, the catalogue (totalling three EPs, with a fourth on the way) wears the “no-nonsense” insignia boldly pinned to its lapels, collectively posing as a commanding and stripped back showcase of music very literally speaking for itself. Indeed it is a concept that repeats throughout the remainder of the NX1 discography, and features once again here: the duo’s first four track EP, and debut release for M_Rec Ltd.
Seasoned NX1 followers will find the duo packing even more of a punch this time as the pair push proven scopey soundscapes and thundering basslines into deeper, darker extremities. If the latest NX1 self-releases have adopted more dub-techno tones, then ‘MR’ returns to earlier blueprints culminating in four moreish variants of sleek and driving techno. From the groovy hypnotism of “MR1” and “MR3” to the swirling strung-out highs of “MR2”, down to the sludgy depths of closer “MR4”, the NX1 message resonates loud and clear: Music is nexus. Plug into the system.
released 04 February 2013
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