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.
M_Rec’s concept is simple and pure…the objective is to let people hear the sound of techno in all its shades through the
work of international artist with historical experience in techno, all this without forgetting the origins and never like now has it been so important to get back to the roots…and only the ones who know them can transmit this concept....more