We talk to X-Press 2 about the what/why/when/how of their musical careers, and what is on the horizon for them as part of the Skint Records roster, as we look to celebrate 20 years in the game this Summer.
X-Press 2 are gearing up for an exciting 2015 with a formidable string of releases due on Skint, and further high profile labels. But before they enter a new chapter we offer a set of un-released dance floor driven productions that wrap up the duo’s last few years of works and set of Single/EP’s that saw release on the Skint catalogue. This is MMXV.
True to the body of work that was appearing in the period of production, MMXV introduces itself with “You’re Gone”, a house roller that woos you into the groove. “Down” continues to pursue the dance floor with rattling vocals and shaking percussion.
As we flip the 12”, we are warmed by “Cirius Stab”, which softens the beat and fixates us with a bubbly sense of joy. To further, an act renown for cow bells since 1992 with the anthem “Muzik Xpress”, “Remedy” delivers a smooth ode to the UK house sound that X-Press 2 were constructively heavily involved with.
Chemical Brothers - Brother Gonna Work It Out Fatboy Slim - Going Out of My Head Hardknox - Fire like dis Bentley Rhythm Ace - Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out Propellerheads - Take Calfornia Ceasefire - Trick Shot Death Charge - Shaolin Budha Finger Deeds Plus Thoughts - The World Is Made Up Of This and That (Fatboy Slim Remix) Wiseguys - Ooh La la Prodigy - Voodoo People Sol Brothers - That Elvis Track Charaltans - Nice Arce Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix) Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust (Feat. Justin Warfield) Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock Lo Fidelity Allstar's - Battleflag Midfield General - Devils In Sports Casual (Fatboy Slim Mix) Lionrock - Rude Boy Rock
Some of the acid tracks that soundtracked Skint's life:
1. X-Press 2 - Rock 2 House (Plastiikman Remix) 2. Larry Heard - Can You Feel It? 3. Phuture - Acid Trax 4. Pizzaman - Sex On The Streets 5. Underworld - Rez 6. Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid 7. 808 State - In Yer Face 8. Sleezy D - Iv'e Lost Control 9. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray 10. Luke Vibert - Acid 2000 11. Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness 12. Freddie Fresh - Slow Death 13. Aphex Twin - Didgeridoo 14. Jamie Principle - It's A Cold World 15. Caucasian Boy - Northern Lights 16. Mr E.G & Chrissy - Someone On My Acid 17. Ecstacy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid 18. Red 7 - I Lost My Shoes On Acid