DJ Sprinkles and Hardrock Striker will soon begin a new project, teaming up as SKYLAX HOUSE EXPLOSION (S.H.E.)
S.H.E. presents a compilation celebrating Skylax Records which started in 2004 by DJ-producer Hardrock Striker. Over the years, Skylax has supported trans house producers such as Lady Blacktronika and Octo Octa, and has reissued a series of Terre Thaemlitz records that were previously hard to come by—and, in some cases, unknown.
The release sees the two members take on a mix on either side of the CD, which accompanies a three-piece vinyl compilation featuring previously unreleased music curated by DJ Sprinkles and Hardrock Striker. We're told that the compilation will form a template for future projects under S.H.E.
On the first disc of this mix CD, Sprinkles presents a mix that leans heavily on the sound of Skylax, very much the straight-up house that the label is known for, but with references to Paradise Garage, The Loft, and the ballrooms of Midtown Manhattan—"the lens through which DJ Sprinkles has always conveyed the material realities of domination, discrimination, and violence," the label explains.
On disc two, Hardrock Striker draws from his label signees of the more recent past, such as Jason Grove, Octo Octa, Fuckthegovernment. Ltd, and Urban Inc. We're told that "in complimenting the mix from DJ Sprinkles, Striker packs more of a bag for the upbeat parties he is known for in Paris, while not straying too far from “deep” sounds that are allied with his label." The mix features friends from the back catalogue of Skylax as well unheard tracks coming soon on one of three exclusive vinyl releases.
SKYLAX HOUSE EXPLOSION will land on May 28.