DT695 – James Dexter
Having spent several years immersed in London’s underground house music scene, James Dexter is a name now recognised by most. With releases across a host of well-respected and highly influential labels to date including the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Poker Flat Recordings, Gruuv, PIV, Moan and Cyclic, James has quickly emerged as one of the UK’s brightest talents with regular chart success across a number of leading music platforms – most notably Beatport where he has swiftly become one of the platforms, best-selling artists, within the Minimal / Deep Tech genre, picking up his first genre #1 in late 2018 with ‘Audio Slave’ on Noexcuse Records in the process.
Staying true to the sounds that have influenced his musical journey so far, James‘ productions and DJ sets are built from a well-rounded combination of groove-driven, deep and immersive sounds, finding support amongst some of the industry’s leading names whilst revealing a proven formula to keep dance floors at the likes of fabric (London), Claire (Amsterdam) and Golden Gate (Berlin) moving until the early hours.
In 2015, James added another string to his bow as he founded his now-blossoming Inermu imprint, releasing music both digitally and via its vinyl-only sub-series ‘Inermu Wax’. Now approaching its fifth year, having welcomed material from artists including Tuccillo, Mihai Popoviciu Chris Stussy, LondonGround and Clive Henry, the label continues to be a favourite for those looking for high quality refined yet dynamic productions, whilst future label showcases across Europe and beyond look set to become firm fixtures in the diary. Add to the mix his monthly Inermu showcase via his residency on Bloop London, now entering into its third year, plus future material and remixes set to drop via a host of top tier imprints, and it’s clear to see that there is plenty more on the horizon from the ever-impressing London native.
Following collaborations on Crosstown Rebels and Saved Records, UK talents Denney and James Dexter get set to release the spell-binding ‘Lucid Dreams’ on Rebellion this May (Grab it here). Today, James joins our Podcast series with 64mins of groovy, trippy house music. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
This podcast is deep, grooving and full of unreleased tracks.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My favourite track is a new production from myself called “Desire”. I finished it a few days before recording this mix.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Using lots of unreleased tracks to keep it fresh and original for the listeners.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Unfortunately due to the lockdown, I haven’t been able to gig recently, but my last gig before the lockdown was at fabric, that was a good one.
What have you got coming up?
I have lots of releases coming out over the next few months, starting with my collaboration with Denney “Lucid Dreams”. Following that, I have releases on Moan, Avotre, RAWMoments, and my label Inermu.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank you to everyone that is listening and supporting what I do.
1. Frink – Placebo FX
2. Denney, James Dexter – Lucid Dreams
3. Mihai Popoviciu, Marcus Homm – Accent
4. Sota – Kleo’s Dub
5. JHNS – Off Course
6. Shonky – Tuesday Paranoia (James Dexter Terrace Rework)
7. James Dexer – That
8. Timmy P – Born Unslippery (James Dexter Remix)
9. Chris Gialanze – Bass Cell
10. Chris Gialanze – Fair And Square
11. James Dexter – Desire
12. REME x Henry Jacobs – Startin Somethin