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'THE GREENROOM' Guest Mix from DJ TRAX + 'Break From Reality' LP Feature - July 26, 2023
On WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th, STUNNA closes out another busy month of broadcasts in 'THE GREENROOM' on BASSDRIVE Radio. During this week's edition, STUNNA welcomes back one of DRUM+BASS music's legendary stalwarts to the show. Versatile and revered producer DJ TRAX returns to 'THE GREENROOM' armed with a brand new guest mix in support of his "BREAK FROM REALITY" album which lands this FRIDAY, JULY 28th on the OVER/SHADOW imprint.
UK-based artist DJ TRAX (aka DAVE DAVIES) began his musical journey at a young age. He started drumming at 7, DJing at 12, and at 15, he formed the HIP HOP group MIXRACE alongside two MCs (DEV PARADOX and LEKE AEROSOUL). TRAX released his first track a year later, in 1991, on BRAIN RECORDS alongside DJ RAW. In the same year, TRAX and DEV PARADOX signed to the MOVING SHADOW imprint. Over the next three years, he released solo 12"s on MOVING SHADOW under 'DJ TRAX' and joint releases with DEV under the 'MIXRACE' moniker.
In 1994, TRAX + PARADOX set up 5 record companies with SCOTT W and GARY S: MIXRACE PRODUCTIONS, MOBHANDED, NAUTILUS, OFFSET, and STRONGHOLD. They released a few dozen 12"s on the labels, both solo, and as a duo (as 'BROWN + DANGERMAN'). DAVE and DEV also collaborated with HYPER ON EXPERIENCE on the STRONGHOLD RECORDS and TIMELESS RECORDINGS imprints. From 1997 to 2003, DJ TRAX mainly focused on DOWNTEMPO/LEFTFIELD music. He released an album and two 12"s on LACERBA RECORDS an also had offerings for the GOOD LOOKING, KRIZTAL, MOLE, BEATS + PIECES, and HED KANDI imprints. From 2003 to 2009 TRAX released two further albums, "1,000 PICTURES," and "THOUGHTS IN WIDESCREEN" (which was featured on the front cover of KNOWLEDGE MAGAZINE.
Over the years, DJ TRAX has collaborated with many other esteemed artists by the likes of NAIBU, RICKY FORCE, NUCLEUS, DSP, MACC, INFEST, CRYOGENICS, ENJOY, KJ SAWKA, and BECKI BIGGINS. He has had successful releases on labels such as OUTSIDER MUSIC, PARADOX MUSIC, OCYRIS, AKO BEATZ, OMNI MUSIC, SKELETON RECORDINGS, TEMPO RECORDS, TRANSMUTE, NEXT PHASE, SUBVERT CENTRAL, SUBTLE AUDIO, CRISIS, SUBURBAN ARCHITECTURE, MISSPENT MUSIC, OKBRON, OVER/SHADOW, SCIENTIFIC RECORDS, DALSTON CHILLIES, OFFSHORE, REPERTOIRE, SYNCOPATHIC, and his own imprint: AUDIO BUFFET. He released a series of EPs with U.S.-based HIP HOP group ASSORTED ANONYMOUS, ultimately followed by a vinyl album. Alongside these many releases, TRAX has also written for many TV/multimedia projects and scored music included in the 2008 feature film 'SHIFTY.'
JULY 2023 sees the release of DJ TRAX's brand new LP entitled "BREAK FROM REALITY" for the OVER/SHADOW label, and it's a deep journey through a myriad of flavors and tempos. With heavy initial support from the scene's finest selectors, TRAX showcases many of the album's cuts alongside a number of upfront tracks from around the globe in an exclusive guest mix created especially for this show. STUNNA also will dedicate a portion of the program to many of DJ TRAX's current and past productions, in form of a special feature mix.
Please join us this installment of 'THE GREENROOM' as DJ TRAX makes his triumphant return to the program. Tune in!
*For more information on DJ TRAX, visit:
• DJ TRAX on Soundcloud
• DJ TRAX on Bandcamp
• DJ TRAX on Facebook
• DJ TRAX on Linktree
• DJ TRAX on Discogs
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