The producer will release his debut album in September on Hundehaus.
For a few years, the identity of Rex The Dog was one of electronic music's biggest mysteries. Nowadays, we know him as Jake Williams, but the mysteries continue: Why has it taken so long to get a full-length together? What retro machines was he coaxing those stomping analogue electro out of? What's the deal with that dog? Most of those questions will be answered in September when Rex drops his debut full-length, The Rex The Dog Show, which collects many of his greatest hits, a couple of remixes (The Knife, The Sounds), and a host of new material.
So, what's it sound like? Decidedly poppy. Few songs make it over five minutes on this sleek record and vocals abound, whether it be on the aforementioned remixes or the Ping Pong Bitches' contribution to 'Itchy Scratchy'. This ain't exactly the Kompakt Rex The Dog anymore. This one's got his eyes on the charts, while staying true to his signature sound.
A single, 'I Can See You; Can You See Me?,' will precede the album by a week and includes remixes from Oliver Huntemann, Drop The Lime, and more.
02. Maximize 2008
07. The Knife - Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)
09. The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Rex The Dog Remix)
10. I Can See You; Can You See Me?
11. Itchy Scratchy
12. Italian Skyline
14. I Look Into Mid Air
Rex The Dog will release The Rex The Dog Show on September 1, 2008 on Hundehaus.