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Boxia – Rising up


2016 has been a great year for Boxia, having played LWE NYD and Junction 2 it wasn’t long before Drumcode confirmed he’d be releasing a track on their A-sides compilation. Being included on this celebratory 20 years of the label release is a testament to how far he’s come in such a short space of time. And naturally, he’ll be back with us at Tobacco Dock this October for the legendary Drumcode Halloween.

Alan Fitzpatrick was another big name endorsing Boxia’s incendiary sound, dropping Boxia’s VIP of his track 1992 in his fabriclive album this spring.

Aside from those accolades Boxia (who’s only been producing under that moniker since mid-2015) has already built up a solid back catalogue of releases; with Food Music & Flashmob the first two labels to pick up on his talents. His next EP is on Huxley’s label: “No Idea’s Original” with early support from Dusky, Adam Beyer and many more doing the rounds with this in the club already.

Listen to the preview of Dance Paradise here:

“In ‘Hypnosis’ Boxia combines ethereal synths with a distorted vocal and a twisted hook to generate a mesmerising aesthetic aligned with the track title. ‘Generation’ then puts more emphasis on robust kicks while echoing rimshots and sombre atmospherics continue throughout. Finally, the energetic ‘Dance Paradise’ ties up the package with a chopped female vox, wobbly stabs and distant horns.” (via Data Transmission)

Aside from his wizardry in the studio, Boxia is also hitting all the right buttons in the clubs. Who can forget his impromptu three hour set in The Hydra’s warehouse after Junction 2?

With his tracks becoming staples in the set of many you can be sure you’ll be seeing him in lineups across Europe soon. Listen to his LWE radio show here recorded in February.