In Brief: Unlikely Seeming with DMX Krew

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An interlude with the multi faceted producer best known as DMX Krew on the release of a new album for Byrd Out.

DMX Krew is perhaps one of the most prolific producers of all time.

Very few can contest to have released as many records across as varied array of styles and genres. From electro to IDM, techno, house ambient and each and every cross over in between. His output has been relentless and consistent, never one to bow to trends or hype.

Recent releases on the likes of Peggy Gou’s GUDU Records have lead to a resurgence in ‘commercial success’ but the reality is that it’s never been about that for one of the most technically minded producers in the UK.


His next album is forthcoming on Byrd Out and is titled ‘Unlikely Seeming’, a synth-fuelled journey in funk, which drops on 2 May. We asked Byrd Out label head, Stephen Vitkovitch to ask Ed DMX a few questions to mark the release of the trailing single ‘Wednesday Memory’.

Stephen: I’m thrilled you’re back releasing on Byrd Out, two EPs on the label in 2017 and 2018 (and a repress in 2021). For me, this collection of tracks has a different feel to those releases, and other more the harder dance tracks you make like ‘U Ain’t Really Down’ that came out on Gudu Records last year – it’s more playful and funky. When you sit down to write a track, do you have a feeling you want to convey in mind, or does it evolve as you create it?

Ed: I like the question but I don’t consciously have a feeling in mind, I just try to express myself, whatever that might mean on the day.

Stephen: The title track, ‘Unlikely Seeming’ – was there something in particular that inspired the name?

Ed: Honestly, I just type some words when it’s time to save the Ableton file.


Stephen: You’ve been creating music and playing out for many years now, however, the events you play are far from the heritage scene and often to a younger crowd – for example with BLUMITSU at Village Underground for Percolate in early May. What do you think that keeps you current?

Ed: Well, I keep on making loads and loads of new music all the time and I rarely play any of the old stuff out. For me, it’s not that fun to play to a crowd that only wants to hear old faves. I wanna present new sounds every time.

Stephen: You’ve taken me through the various eras and styles your record collection is sorted into. If you could save just one section, which would it be?

Ed: Detroit 83-93, I guess. I would miss Kraftwerk though.

Stephen: The artwork for this release is particularly special, using a piece by Richard Hunt of Shadowlight Artists, a group of seven artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire. The art is really striking, and I think it works with the title and the more melodic, synthy selection. What do you think of the overall effect? And if you could have any artist (alive or dead) do you an album cover, who would you choose?

Ed: Yeh it’s lush, thanks for sorting it out. My next record will have artwork by my wife which is pretty dreamy.