Auxx – Harmonics Contrast [URBNET]
Just over a year ago we featured young UK beatsmith Auxx, who, then only 16, was producing some tight, heavy off-beat electronic music that had oozed coolly with a rough n ready psychedelic aesthetic that belied his age as a producer.
Moving forward a year we’re not surprised to see that Auxx – aka Louis Sterling – has made serious headway with his productions; not only has he continued to make a number of stylistic, heavy-lidded beats in that time, he’s also about to drop his first full debut record on Toronto-based label, URBNET, which already boasts an impressive roster of artists.
The meeting of hip-hop, instrumental and beat-inspired music is what Auxx excels at exploring. This 11 track LP – Harmonics Contrast – is the makings of a producer with a clearly eclectic palette of sounds, and he effortlessly collates a myriad of these influences together for a really impressive display of subversive and interesting electronic music, underlined by clever programming and stylistic sampling techniques. One of the tracks available for preview is Harmonics, which provides an attractive snapshot into the albums composition; a hypnotic beat, building chords and off-kilter glitches weave together intricately, building into a sonically-fused head-nodding melody.
The album is out to today and is available to buy in cassette and Digital Download from Auxx’s bandcamp page and from iTunes. Support the artist, buy the music, and check out Auxx’s dope sounds!