albums The DMX Krew release are pretty different in their own way.
Although they are all very much DMX Krew they all have their own sound.
'Sound of the street' for example is really old-style electro in the
Electric Boogie tradition, while 'Ffressshh!' is more melodic and
sounds more modern.
The DMX Krew - Sound
of the street (Rephlex,
CAT 029 LP)
The DMX Krew - Ffressshh!
(Rephlex, CAT 053 LP)
Compared to the DMX Krew's excellent first full
album ("Sound of the street") this album is better in almost every aspect.
It's songs are funkier, more streamlined, and more diverse. Highlights
are a really amazing remix of the song "You can't hide your love" by none
other than Aphex Twin, who did the impossible and made the song even funkier
than the original, and a very retro C64-styled tune with some nice computersounds
calles "SPACE PIRATE!". The best song in my opinion though is "Ready to
roll" which features an incredibly cool and funky melody.
The DMX Krew creates music that can best be
described as retro synthpop with a dose of techno. The cheesy synth-sounds
and lyrics are very pleasing to the ear and the utter funkyness of
some of the songa makes the sound of the DMX Krew one of my favorite
styles. This is the first full album and features lots of great electro
tunes. If you like the early Kraftwerk and Africa Bambataa styled
electro with funky breakbeats and analog synths with a 'poppy' sound
then buy this record!
The DMX Krew - Nu Romantix
(Rephlex, CAT 061 LP)
Why they called this an album instead of an
EP beats me, it's only about 30 minutes long! But there are some things
that make this album good enough for any DMX Krew fan alike. Take the
first song for example: "Come to me". I can't emagine a more funky tune
than this! This is one of the best songs I know from the DMX'ers. And
on the B-side you will find another gem, a remix of the song "I'm all
alone" by the highly talented Cylob! Although it's too short to be a
real album, this is still required material for DMX Krew fans.
|Singles, mini albums
the tradition of many musicions, most of the music from The DMX Krew
comes out in the form of EP's and mini-albums. Some of the best material
can be found on these records. If you're not familiar with the DMX sound
then I recommend you check out some of these little gems...
The DMX Krew - Cold rockin' with
the Krew (Octopus recordings,
Another label, another style. These early tunes
from the Krew (released in 1996) are quite different from the usual
funky and uplifting records they released on Rephlex. It's all much
darker, minimalistic electro in the old Detroit tradition. For a DMX
Krew album it's pretty much below avarage, but as a general electro
styled album it's worth a listen.
The DMX Krew - Breakin' 1
This is the original first release on the DMX
Krews label Breakin' Records. It's pure old style electro with goorvy
basslines and breakbeats. It also features two mixes of the song 'Rock
your body' with great cheesy lyrics and funky melodies. Hard to get,
but well worth the trouble.
The DMX Krew - You can't hide your
love EP (Rephlex, CAT 047
This is one of the best records the DMX Krew
has made. The title song is a great synthipop styled song with a nice
singer and very funky melodies. My favorite is "Inside out (Swing mix)
[81 bpm's]". This tune is a laid-back, easy tune with a very good melody
and nice cheesy lyrics ("You got me inside out. O girl you're making
me so mad."). If you buy one DMX Krew record, make sure it's this one!
The DMX Krew - You can't hide your
love Remixes (Rephlex, CAT
Well, obviously these remixes are from the songs
of 'You can't hide your love'. The remixes are made by the DMX Krew
themselves. The songs are pretty good, and in my opinion they are even
better than the originals. The remix of 'We've got the funk' is one
of the best DMX Krew songs ever and features a very cool vocal! A must
buy for the fans!
he DMX Krew - 17 ways to break my
heart EP (Rephlex, CAT 017
This is another EP from the Krew. It's the same
quality DMX Krew electro-pop with cool synths and some nice lyrics.
Especially the two last songs ("Good Ol' Daze" and "Syztem Shokk") are
very good and well worth a listen.
The DMX Krew - Showroom dummies
This album on some abscure German record label
features remixes of songs by Krafwerk. I must say that I think this
is not one of the better offerings from the Krew. The songs are a bit
boring and miss the funk that is in their other records. It is still
a nice release and the songs are still pretty good, but for a DMX Krew
record this is a bit below avarage.
The DMX Krew - Adrenalin Flow
(Rephlex, CAT 072)
This is just another DMX record. This does not
mean it's bad at all, it's just nothing really special. It's still great
music, don't get me wrong and I like it very much, but this record doesn't
stand out of the crowd so to speak. Purely for the fans this one...
DMX Krew haven't really done many remixes, but the ones they did are
very much worth you attention. They don't usually rebuild the songs
completely, but they add that typical DMX funk to them and it usually
works like a charm!
Gentle People - Soundtracks for living, the remixes (Rephlex, CAT 063
The Gentle People
have a very own style. It mixes easy tune influences with ambient and
a touch of techno. These remixes from the album 'Soundtracks for living'
are all very different in style. The remix of 'Groovin' With You' by
The Gentle People themselves is very slow and very long and has that
typical Gentle People Charm. The remix of 'Journey' by The DMX Krew
is very different and much more electro styled. It's not the best I've
heard of the DMX Krew, but it not a bad song at all! The best tune on
this EP is the remix of 'Laurie's Theme' by Global Goon in association
with Spider. This tune is also the freakiest of the album with some
nice and strange beats and cool melodies. This EP is not essential,
but if you have 'Soundtracks for living' then you'll probably want to
- Rewind (Rephlex, CAT 074)
Cylob has always
stood for experiments and freaky tunes. On this single he makes his
computer sing in a very cool way. The best song in my opinion is 'Rewind
(DMX Krew version)'. Ed DMX has taken the original and made it very
funky and added a few classical instruments in there too! Great stuff
for anyone who's into the more freaky electro style.
Most of DMX Krew's
music is released on this record label. It's run by Richard D. James
(Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson Claridge and it's our favorite independent
music label. They release music from many great artists like Cylob,
AFX, D'Arcangelo, Bochum Welt, Leila and many, many more.The site has
a very good Japanese Anime graphical style and features news, a discography,
info on the artists and more.
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