It resurfaces '90s house and techno from the likes of K-Alexi Shelby, Felix Da Housecat and Bjørn Torske.
Djax-Up-Beats, a Dutch techno label founded in 1988 by Miss Djax, played a pivotal role in defining dance music in the '90s. Cuts from its Chicago and Detroit-influenced catalog are still in heavy rotation today.
Djax-Re-Up Volume 1 reissues "raw, analog, acid burners" from some of the label's Chicago staples, including Glenn Underground, Mr K-Alexi and Felix Da Housecat. Their European counterparts, such as Random XS, Terrace and Ismistik (AKA Bjørn Torske), also offer timeless takes on Midwestern sound.
Djax-Re-Up Volume 1 is part of a vinyl-only reissue series. The second volume will follow in April. Listen to previews.
A1 Ismistik - Flow Charts
A2 Glenn Underground - 101 Dolmations
B1 Felix Da Housecat - Freakadelica
B2 Planet Gong - Humid Empire
C1 Terrace - 916 Buena Avenue (Influenza Mix)
C2 Hexagone - Float Baby
D1 Random XS - Give Your Body
D2 K'Alexi Shelby - Sex-N-R 001 (Vocal Mixx)
Dekmantel will release Djax-Re-Up Volume 1 on February 4th, 2019.