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Alexis Raphael launches Creche Records with the ‘Express Yourself’ EP

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Alexis Raphael launches Creche Records with the Express Yourself EP, backed by a remix from Huxley due out on 21st October.

Unsurprisingly, ‘Simple ‘N’ Dirty’ opens the EP with a tight-swung groove amongst crushed arpeggios and infectiously dirty bass. Huxley, known for his garage and rave-imbued catalogue of house releases on labels such as Hot Haus, Knee Deep In Sound and Shall Not Fade, then infuses the track with a retro feel through classic bass organs and hard-hitting beats.

The smooth pads and impassioned vocals on ‘72 Hours In Hawaii’ are contrasted by the squelchy, bleeped-out synths and tongue-in-cheek naming of ‘The Bog Standard Tesco Value House Track’ which closes the release with a unique, intricate wonkiness perfect for the after-hours.

Alongside his decade-spanning career releasing music on labels such as Jackathon Jams, Hot Creations and Of Unsound Mind, Alexis Raphael has gained international recognition by holding down residencies in revered venues while running his legendary London party Creche. Inspired by its twelve-year run he now aims to inject the scene with fresh house music on his newly minted label of the same name.

We premiere the fun ‘The Bog Standard Tesco Value House Track’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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