It’s been four long years since London artist Alix Perez released his eclectic debut album 1984 to much acclaim. The album showcased Alix’s broodingly soulful style, with enough musicality to enthrall anyone with ears. Now, the Belgium-born producer is back with another diverse long-player on Shogun Audio entitled Chroma x Chords. Like 1984, Chroma x Chords touches upon many different tempos and flavors, incorporating elements of everything from hip-hop to future bass, while staying true to Alix’s drum and bass roots. Featured collaborators include Foreign Beggars, Two Inch Punch, Sam Wills, Phace, Misanthrop, Jehst, Strange U, D.Ablo, Riko Dan, and Raptor.
Spanning 15 tracks, Chroma x Chords is journey through styles commonly found on labels like Numbers, Brainfeeder, and the like. Alongside previously released tune Annie’s Song, there are many standout tracks that demonstrate Alix’s transcendental production chops. The tune Broken Heart is one such tune, featuring a creative vocal sample, pitch-shifted and doused in reverb, floating on top of a bevy of cavorting, playful melodies. Another scintillating track on the album is the intelligent roller called Playing Games. D.Ablo breathes such soulful vibes into Playing Games with his vocals, while Alix laces the tune with an unobtrusive bassline and a bubbly, angelic lead. Another impressive song on Chroma x Chords is the liquid heart-wrencher called The End of Us. Nuanced with a neuro-funk midbass, this tune features the lush vocals of Sam Wills combined with ethereal pad phrases and airy piano notes. Chroma x Chords is available now and can be purchased through Beatport or the Shogun Audio store.