TUNE Lxury - Tokyo
LXURY FLIPS A TOKYO CITY SOUNDSCAPE INTO A BOLD HOUSE ANTHEM ON BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘TOKYO’
Hailing from the U.K, Lxury has become an artist who crafts his own surreal sound in dance music, providing a unique style with each release but sonically staying true to his sound and diving deeper into experimentation. With two EPs already out this year (No Real Rush - Fools Gold | Trinity Lounge - Shall Not Fade) he’s back again, this time with South London label SouthSpace. Let Lxury’s ‘Tokyo’ (w/ a rare Jadu Heart sample on vocal duties) transport you to a club in the heart of Shibuya where all worries are extinct.
Travelling out to Tokyo in 2019, SouthSpace members created a sound bank of field recordings from the Japanese capital, and did the same for London. They then swapped sound banks, and the London-based producers created their tracks using sounds from Tokyo and vice versa.
Talking on the project, SouthSpace co-founder Stan Sorrell said, "In April 2019 we took a trip to Tokyo to capture the sounds of the transport, markets, instruments, machines and public places. We did the same back in London and created a sample bank for each city. We reached out to underground Tokyo producers who we consider to be some of the best up-and-coming producers in the city. Each producer used sample sounds from the opposite city from our recordings. The result is a collaboration between two underground scenes through music creation and samples from opposite sides of the world. A massive thank you to everyone involved."
Fast forward to 2020 and SouthSpace have released the collaboration project, titled ‘呼応・共鳴 (Mirror Sound)’. Now armed with exclusive lacquer vinyl cuts of ‘Tokyo’ on transparent 10”, SouthSpace are giving Lxury’s track an official release with samples from their Tokyo travels as well as a rare sample of UK indie duo Jadu Heart to pick up the vocal line.
The track is purpose built for euphoric club scenes and escapism, sparking life back into dancefloors and making you dream of the days you’ll return. Lxury’s bright sounds paint a vision of ecstasy and colour with attention to every layer. Sampling Tokyo tube transport announcements and turning them into synths, or turning Japanese machines into snappy percussion, there’s no detail missed.
An already essential lynchpin to the UK’s constantly transformative club scene, Lxury’s ‘Tokyo’ single is an exceptional addition to a fast growing catalogue of quality productions from the UK producer.
Check out the new project here - https://southspacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-sound
*Past press clips*
“One of the most original and captivating beatmakers this country has even seen” – MYSTIC SONS
“… he has pushed the boundaries of not just his music, but of what we expect from this genre.” – The Nocturnal Times
“…paints a thousand colours in tantalising and stimulating sub-tropical dance music.” – CRACK
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