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Releasing EP Manifested Visions via R&S Records with collaborator & musical peer Ink, one of UK D&B pioneers of the 90’s Loxy is on a roll with one banger after the next. The music producer and North London legend also released his own imprint Cylon Recordings and established the collective The Four Horsemen which features Loxy. ‘Phoenix Rising’ is a mellow bass track that hooks from the first few dramatic seconds with its wave of beats and does not stop gripping hold of your attention until the very end. The range and possibilities in the D&B genre are endless, and Loxy proves that with this latest EP.
We chatted with the man himself – Loxy below.
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
Early 90’s in Bizzy B studios and my first rave was Telepathy Marshgate Lane in 1990.
Give us a sense of the music scene where you are based.
London is the hub of it all for me.
What key pieces of software/gear are you using to define your sound
My Mac, my MicroBrute, Maschine MicroFreak, and my mind.
What are some of your key musical influences?
Hip-hop, dub, reggae, motown.
What kind of relationship do you have with the internet? How does this inform your artistic expression?
It doesn’t really, I try not to be influenced by the internet and get caught up.
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Reaching out to as broad an audience as possible and exploring different layers of my influences.
What has been a memorable highlight of your career so far?
DJing all over the world.
If you could work with, or perform alongside any artist of your choice, who would it be?
CHUCK D, NAS , RAKIM.
If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
A comic artist at Marvel.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Hospital events, Cylon releases, R&S Album and a Boiler Room event.