In these uncertain and slightly surreal times we could all use some distractions, and with that in mind Hex is back with a fresh selection of D&B. New cuts inside from VRUM, Data 3, Nickbee, Lux, Special Victims, InsideInfo and many more, plus a brand new track from Hex himself.
Jazz Juice (previously known as Unit 1) was the ephemeral two-piece collaboration between Alex Reece and Wax Doctor, featured on the equally ephemeral Precious Material label formed by the steadfast Phil Wells, better known as Basement Phil (side note – an excellent account of the Precious Material label can be found over on God Is No Longer a DJ).
Jazz Juice’s self-titled song on their 1995 self-titled EP is a beauty of a tune beloved by those who are enchanted by its soothing vibes. This ramble through a languidly lush soundscape is speckled with the unmistakable Do This My Way break from Kid ’N Play that cleverly captures a cadence marked by 90s techno influence. Alex Reece and Wax Doctor employ an impeccable palette of colourful sounds, each one tastefully complementary to the last. Perhaps my favourite aspect of this tune is its clever phrasing, highlighted by alternations between just beats to beats with melodic backing. No doubt a unique track, give Jazz Juice a listen below to discover (or remember) what makes it so special.
Written by Luke Kessler
Sneaking in just in time for the end of the month, Hex delivers the February podcast with 75 minutes of brand new music including cuts from Break, Ancient Radius, Philth, Kidsan and many more. There are also unreleased dubs inside from Boredome, Livid Cheese, MAE917, Howler, Layton, Plasmer and Hardnocker so watch out for those!
Hex touches down with 53 mins of fresh D&B for the first podcast of 2020! Beats inside from Skylark, Ill Truth, MuzG, Henry, Tim Reaper, Special Request and more…check it.
We finish off 2019 with 90 minutes of brand new music as Hex serves up the last podcast of the decade! Beats inside from Option, SD, Drumcatcher, dgoHn, Tellus, Phonograph and many more.
The Dojo inbox has been positively bursting at the seams this month which means an extra length Dojo podcast! Hex brings nearly two hours of new music including tracks from Fade Black, SubMarine, BrandNewTrumpets, Radicall, Klute, HLZ and many many more, plus dubs from iii, Underkind and Tony Deathless. That’s your Sunday sorted then!
The Dojo podcast reaches number 36 this month, celebrating 3 years of monthly mixes! Hex delivers the usual up to the minute selections, featuring new cuts from Bredren, HØST, Mountain, Misanthrop and Crypticz, plus dubs from Underkind, Phonik and MAE917. Check it!
Autumn rolls in, so time to hunker down with a blanket and episode 35 of the Dojocast! Hex brings the full spectrum selections once again with new beats from Audio, Bladerunner, Wreckless, Askel, Logistics, Survey and many more, plus dubs from Qube, Boredome and GY96. Check it out…
Hex is back with the monthly podcast selection, rolling out a host of fresh cuts from the likes of Askel & Elere, Black Barrel, Phentix, Revan, Modu and many more…’nuff said.
Today’s premiere comes from what may well be the last Alexvnder release, as the producer prepares to retire the moniker and move on to other projects. He’s prepared a more than appropriate swansong though, with a full length LP of liquid delights for Glitch Audio, and we’re extremely pleased to have the exclusive on LP opener Holding You! Channelling the influence of acts like Seba and Blu Mar Ten into a beautiful roller led by piano and jungle-tinged breaks, this one is sultry, sublime and smooth as butter. Look for the release coming August 30th at all the usual stores…