Such is their swashbuckling sense of adventure; it’s hard to believe that X-Press 2 have been at the vanguard of British electronic music for two decades now. Whether it’s as musicians, DJs or remixers, the London duo share the same sense of musical discovery that first united them on the acid-house dance floors of Shoom and Spectrum and the Balearic playgrounds of Ibiza. It’s that pioneering spirit that fuelled early nineties underground anthems such as the percussive, US-influenced ‘Muzik Express’ and ‘London X Press’. And why not? That chutzpah helped them create languid deep house classics like ‘Lazy’ and ‘Give It’ with vocalists as unlikely – yet inspired – as David Byrne of Talking Heads and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop.
As club performers this pair are something special and early in their career a DJ bravado that led to them thinking, two decks are for wimps. Why not six or seven? Why not twelve? As such nowadays they still impress at every festival or gig they play, and continue to tour around the world on a regular basis. As in demand as ever as both remixers and producers of club slaying originals, X-Press 2 have released on labels like Skint, Junior Boys Own, 1Trax and NRK as well as many others. Their ‘House Of X-Press 2’ album was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and led to new opportunities such as their Ministry Radio Show (for which they received a DJ Mag Award) and playing to new audiences all over the world. But X-Press 2 as ever don’t like to stand still and continue to evolve with every new project.