The EP embodies a kind of dance-able melancholy that creates something original and exciting as well as a notion of ‘Optimistic Defeatism’, as he himself describes it.
For the EP, Rex collaborated with producers Jitter Jazz’s Polar Kid and Stanky. The three were brought together quite randomly by the perhaps unlikely but actually very fitting figure of Scroobius Pip, who mentioned Rex’s work with DJ Yoda on his world-renowned podcast. With the two producers based respectively in Norway and in Reading, this was a collaboration based on mutual admiration and WeTransfer. The results are of the dark lo-fi electronic kind. Influences of Burial, Aphex Twin and Flying Lotus could be sited alongside that of Micachu and Roots Manuva. Collaboratively they create cinematic nocturnal soundscapes ideal for Rex’s dismal stories.
The EP is due for full release on on 26th May via Moosehead International Airport and Believe Digital. You can check out the first release just below and hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do.
Rex will playing a number of live shows over the next few weeks with more to be announced soon.
Thursday 28th April Nepal Fundraiser at the Silver Bullet, London
Friday 6th May at The Social, London
Saturday 21st May Sunday Best Unofficial Great Escape Party at The Monty, Brighton
Wednesday 25th May EP Launch Party at Relentless Number Five, London