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Headway with DAX J
(Monnom Black / Electric Deluxe / Soma)
Friday 15th September 2017

+ Andy Barton, Graeme Binnie & Neil Clark
10:30pm - 3am.
Tickets from Resident Advisor

Dax J @ Awakenings X ADE Closing 2016

We’re delighted to announce one of the most exciting techno DJs around right now making his Dundee debut - Dax J! Dax J is a London born artist, known as a powerful DJ, producer and label boss. His trademark sound is on constant rotation from the biggest DJ’s in electronic music today.


In 2016 Dax was voted into Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ's of the year at No.56, while also being nominated in Mixmag, Groove Magazine and DJ Mag as Best Breakthrough DJ. He played closing sets at monumental parties including Awakenings for ADE in the Gashoulder as well as a 10 hour marathon set in the worlds most notorious techno club, Berghain. In 2015 Dax released his highly acclaimed debut album “Shades of Black” on his own label “Monnom Black.” Mixmag awarded it “Album of the Month”, it reached the No.1 spot on Juno Records with Hardwax describing it as “Brilliantly Banging”. His current and past productions have frequently earned Dax BBC Radio 1 airplay throughout the years, including his tracks being consistently featured in the BBC’s Essential Mix episodes from DJ’s such as Dave Clarke, Tini and most notably in Ben Klock’s award winning Essential Mix of the Year in 2015.

In 2015 Dax released his highly acclaimed debut album “Shades of Black” on his own label “Monnom Black.” Mixmag awarded it “Album of the Month”, it reached the No.1 spot on Juno Records with Hardwax describing it as “Brilliantly Banging”. His current and past productions have frequently earned Dax BBC Radio 1 airplay throughout the years, including his tracks being consistently featured in the BBC’s Essential Mix episodes from DJ’s such as Dave Clarke, Tini and most notably in Ben Klock’s award winning Essential Mix of the Year in 2015.

He's released records on seminal labels including; Deeply Rooted House, Electric Deluxe, Soma, Fondation Sonore, EarToGround, Arts, and has been remixed by a collection of the Techno scenes' key players such as Shifted, Phase, Ryan Elliot, Truss, Jonas Kopp, Slam and Par Grindvik. Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of Jungle, Drum n Bass and Garage. Being heavily influenced by Drum n Bass heroes like Goldie and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he soon started to DJ on pirate radios at an early age of 15 whilst he was still at school. He became an avid vinyl collector buying from his local record store "Black Market" on a weekly basis, whilst at the same time producing and crafting his sound. His first vinyl releases would come in 2005 on old Jungle labels like Mickey Finn's "Urban Takeover" under alias "Dangerous" and his own imprint back then "Xplicit Sound." Following on from this Dax went on to discover the sounds of Techno during one summer spent in Ibiza. From this point on his passion for cutting edge 4 by 4 beats took over but the old Jungle influences are still heard today in his DJ sets and productions.

Dax j - Peacock Society Festival 2016


Dax J - Breakage - Sleaze Records


Dax J - Tokyo Night Train


Dax J - Club 27 (Gynoid Audio)


Dax J - Protect the Prophecy


Dax J - Black Pegasus
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