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June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018
Since stepping up to take the spotlight last year LAXX, born James Churchill, has been widely received as the next hottest thing in electronic music. His multi-dimensional sound is slicing through the dance music, leaving a gap for his unique sound to take center stage. Upon making such a huge impact with his debut releases, LAXX is simply a must-know artist in the bass community.
Originally Oxford-based, James got his start in 2014. It only took 4 EPs and a handful or remixes to grab the attention of fellow base lords, Skrillex, Knife Party, Kill The Noise and Bro Safari. In no time at all everyone wanted to get in on the LAXX lifestyle. Collaborations with Skism, Brillz and Snails surfaced, skyrocketing his online recognition. Now signed to the fearless Never Say Die Records, LAXX can be seen on today’s most bad (b)ass lineups like Lost Lands, Snails Sluptopia at Red Rocks, and our very one UK Thursdays.
If there was ever a time to watch an artist like LAXX it would be right now. Last month he put out his debut album, Fake Friends, that is considered some of today’s most cutting-edge bass and trap. Because I guess he never sleeps, last week he released he new track called, “Automated Response” that is anything but effortless. You can feel his razor-sharp attention to detail and visionary grasp on production. The layers he blends make for one of the most unique tracks we’ve heard in a while. Bringing his Hype Future Tour to Phoenix, LAXX brings his bass, Fake Friends, and wild ways behind the decks with real friends, MUST D!E and Dr. Ozi on May 3. Don’t (re)LAXX on this one; grab your tickets here.