AUX 05 | EXOS | WITH THE – RE-EDITEDApril 20, 2012
Title: With The – Re-Edited
Format: 12″ only
Cat. No: AUX 05
Release Date: 16th April 2012
Brendon Moeller – “Cool deep techno biz. All cutz going in the bag. ”
Marco Carola – “Nice EP! Favouring the Exos & Ruxpin 2012 Re-Edit the most.”
Exos lives in Iceland where he has been producing some essential Techno since the mid ’90s. He released many of his productions on the foundational german label Force Inc. Music Works. Exos’ music ranges from the most experimental compositions to some of the most elegant dancefloor tracks. He also gets in the studio with his father Octal, who released some of his music on Mosaic.
While listening to ‘Strength’, his second album on Force Inc. – a long player he actually co-produced with Octal in 2001, a short interlude caught our attention. “With The” – little over 2 minutes long – is the kind of groove you could listen to on loop for a whole day. We thought more juice could be squeezed out of that loop.
We decided to contact Exos ten years later and see if that little idea of re-editing “With The” would be something interesting for him. Not only was he super excited, but his best friends in production also were – none other than Oculus, Ruxpin and the infamous Yagya, who left the world begging for more with his ‘Ringning’ album released in 2009.
We also thought we could add a 3rd dimension to this project and introduced Exos to our best friend from Argentina – Andres Zacco. Fast forward a few months, and this incredible records lands in our hands. Genuine flying saucer which travelled from the other side of infinity, to build a bridge between the lands of ice and fire.
Each variation around this same theme, possesses its own identity, giving an ultimate representation of every artist’s style. Exos and Ruxpin expand on the initial creative ground and Oculus simply sets fire to a galactic warehouse. On the B side Andres Zacco shows brings his production up to unattained levels and blows some magic solar winds through the record’s grooves. Water finally brings all these elements together under a mix that displays Yagya’s full dexterity…
We hope to bring you more collaborations between the otherworldy lands of Argentina and Iceland in the future, and woud like to thank everyone taking part in this incredible project.