Renegade Riddims: pyxis
Newcomer producer pyxis is no stranger to the Drum & Bass scene, having worked for some of the scene’s biggest labels, DJs and producers for more than 20 years.
In the early days of the late 90s, pyxis was running vinyl to distributors and record shops. She organised mail outs and sales notes, wrote for magazines, managed studios, bands, events and nightclubs. All this whilst also joining in with some collaborations in the studio and co-writing on some hardcore and UK Garage tracks and remixes.
Eventually, by 2001, pyxis took on the royalty collection for the likes of Total Science, A-Sides, Majistrate, Audio, Ed Rush & Optical, Bad Company, Digital and Spirit with business partner Laura. Together they make up S2K Music. Since then, they have signed over 1200 artists and represent over 25,000 songs!
Having lived and breathed Drum & Bass for all of her adult life, it was a natural desire to produce her own music. It was in 2019 that pyxis picked up an old hobby and started making music again. Her first release was on Mitekiss and Mr Porter’s label Goldfat in December 2019, she says “it was an honour to be recognised by one of her favourite producers”. She has also released on Just Noyze, Liquid Drops, Sunny Moves and of course her own label Beats In Mind. pyxis set up Beats In Mind to release albums and raise funds and awareness for mental health charities. We have previously premiered some of the amazing music on her imprint and have seen it grow beautifully!
I’m really pleased that with everything else pyxis has going on (she is one incredibly busy lady!) she managed to find time to record a great mix for us. With some of the tracks forthcoming or already released on Beats In Mind and some of her personal favourites, this is Liquid Drum & Bass at its best!
Check out pyxis Renegade Riddims mix below and download it from here
Spirit – Without You
Redeyes – Carry Me Home
Marcus Intalex – Virgo
Bert H ft. Elle Chante – Gleams
Peshay – Memory Bank
Auris – Victorian Boulevard
pyxis ft. Sam Favata – Phoenix [pyxis & Mixmaster Doc Guitar Dub]
Javano – The Drift
Mitekiss – Charter
Satl – So Much Better
Leniz – Reverie
ID – ID
Virtue & Tali – Days In Time
Phaction, Hugh Hardie & Riya – Obsession
Easy & Geeks – Upstairs
Umax – Satellites
Undefined – How Many Ways
Artificial Intelligence & Makoto – Cold Expanse
Dan Structure & Sydney – Rise
Workforce – Heart Crossed
Polaris – Distant
pyxis – Truth
Submorphics & Brooklyn Red – Daydreaming
Flava D – Mesmerise