Raxon - Majoris
Ellum Audio welcome a new name to their ranks for the label’s first EP of 2017. That man is Barcelona based Raxon and he serves up a brace of brilliant tracks that prove he is a fast rising star.
Before now, Egyptian born Raxon has been based in Dubai, where he was resident at the Audio Tonic events. He has released on label including NM2 and Tronic and has a release coming soon on Diynamic. From Creamfields to Watergate to ADE, he has played all over the world as well as guesting on John Digweed’s Radio Show and is one of the Middle East’s most prominent talents.
The steely and direct ‘Majoris’ goes first with its driving drums and slithering synth sounds. Building to a big energetic peak with plenty of effects and filters, it is futuristic and abstract and full of the sort of tension that makes Ellum Audio releases so high impact.
The stellar ‘Sin Control’ is much darker and more brooding, with a paranoid lead synth pinning you down as spaceship sounds and whirring machines gurgle all around you. It is one to get heads down and feet stomping and makes for a brilliantly austere and intergalactic atmosphere.
This is a great signing by Ellum Audio and a fine debut on the label from the ever more essential Raxon.
2. Sin Control