Blixaboy is one of a handful of US artists taking the tropes of dubstep and UKG and repurposing them according to their own unique vision.
Some of you will already know his track ‘New Age Steppa’ – still available to download free via Fader here – an unlikely and effective combination of deep chord stabs, woody percussion, overdriven guitars and psyched-out ocals ruminating on the subject of, well, bass. The latter might not be to everyone’s taste, but either way you’ve got to admire the ambition.
Blixaboy already has an album, Kliks & Politiks, out on his own Astroblaque label; intriguingly, he’s secured the services of fellow texan Gerard Hanson AKA Convextion – without doubt one of the world’s finest techno producers – to remix his track ‘Ruby’. The results are genuinely overwhelming, as Hanson paints a melancholy, complex harmonic scene over a canvas of maximum horsepower 4/4 rhythm. It’s one the most immersive but also one of the most concertedly dancefloor-friendly tracks we’ve heard from Convextion in a long time, and we’re pleased to be able to offer it to you lot as a free download (click the arrow on the right hand side of the Soundcloud player below to do so). Highly recommended.