It’s only the second release from the Wavey Tones imprint, but the new release from DMX Krew aka Edward Upton is marking it out as one we’ll keep our eye on. Half funk, half electro and half techno (yes, that’s three halves), ‘Decaying World EP‘ opens with ‘Mustard Parasol‘, all evocative synth lines and off-kilter beats. ‘Decaying World‘ belies its dark title with 80s hooks and dancefloor rhythms that will leave no ass unshaken. ‘Flat Rate‘ continues this bright, poppy vibe, but this time DMX Krew underpins the sunshine with some belly-rumbling low end for an abstract, analogue track that brings to mind the productions of Todd Terje and Drexciya. The Decaying World EP culminates in ‘Three Days of Entropy‘, a track whose title relates quite obviously to a surfeit of energy; this is reflected in the vibrancy of its beats and the colour of its synth lines. The Decaying World EP bridges the classic sounds of electro with the new wave of disco for a record whose funkiness is timeless.
Preview the EP below, and join Laurel Halo, Ital Tek, Om Unit, 2562 and Addison Groove, all already massive fans of DMX Krew’s electronic innovations. You can pre-order the EP in digital and 12″ formats from Beatport.
By Maya Kalev