Heard of Lux Experience yet? No? Well, that’s unfortunate. Because he’s actually an upcoming Norse God boogying down from Valhalla to bring you the unadulterated disco-funk you’ll need to groovify your pathetic excuse for a life. Don’t believe us? Let Lux tell you himself.
In answering the question, “Who the f..k is Lux Experience?” The Norwegian producer responds, “[I am] a old school breaker, a hip hop dedicator, a house party maker, killing those beats embracer. It doesn’t hurt that [I am] one of the pioneers of the us house sound in Scandinavia, got heavy weight dj experience. [I am] about to write a new chapter in the Norwegian club music history!”
If that’s not already enough bravado for you to pledge your allegiance to Lux, take a listen at his sophomore release by the lovely people over at wewillalwaysbealovesong. You’ve probably heard of these funky lads before. They’re the French tour de force behind Ponty Mython’s fuego EP “Tropic Of Capricorn,” which was recently remixed by the likes of Black Loops, Nebraska, BAL5000, and Jay Haze (yes, please).[soundcloud url= “https://soundcloud.com/boltingbits/premiere-lux-experience-stylish” /]
In “Make U All Jam,” Lux’s bio comes in real handy to understand the influences that make up the focal points of this record. It certainly seems to be from the era of where popping and locking was a new craze taking the Bronx by storm in the 1970s. If we had to describe the entire EP, we’d say that it sounds like an homage to the birth of hip-hop – an anthology of beats that converged to jumpstart one of the most influential movements of our time. From disco, to funk and R&B, to the new sounds being created by technological achievements like drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers – Lux’s release has it all.
Take his track “Stylish” for example. As soon as you hit play, one will immediately begin forming connections to the likes of artists such as Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa. Seriously, you hear those knee-slapping, guitar licks?! They’re enough to make Nile Rodgers blush. And don’t even get me started on them vocoder-laden melodies and grooves! If you and are like us, and are still reeling from “The Get Down” being canceled, cop “Stylish” along with Lux’s other three tracks to be taken back to a better, without-a-doubt funkier time.