Lookbook, True to Form // REMIXER PROFILE #4 // mux mool

December 9, 2009

Lookbook, True to Form (Remix EP)

REMIXER PROFILE #4:

Mux Mool

Lookbook, King of Con (Mux Mool Remix)

 

Mux Mool is bringing his bag of beats back to the city he left over one year ago in order to better pursue his creative interests.  I wept a tear when Brian Lindgren left Minneapolis for Brooklyn, N.Y. – and I didn’t even know the guy.  I remember the moment – in fact, he had just played a show with Lookbook.  I missed the show – but I felt great hope at the time because Nyteowl was just starting to prep for live shows, and I saw a scene on the rise – a growing group of some pretty damn good indie electronic music talent in the Twin Cities.

Pretty damn good indeed – before Twin Cities media even noticed the guy (not sure if they have yet, actually), he had some amazing accolades on iTunes: a top selling song (2006), plus “Best New Artist”, “Best Song”, and a track included on the “Best Instrumental Album of 2008”. Oh, and he received record label interest.

 

So he left for Brooklyn.  And why not?  It’s the home of his record label, Moodgadget, and with his debut full length, SKULLTASTE being released on Ghostly International in early 2010, things are only getting started for the multi-faceted artist and producer.

From what I know by experiencing his sound (a wide range of downtempo, hip hop, and electronic instrumental beats + he can EVEN do the faster electronic jams, NOT TO MENTION one of my favorite DJ sets at Too Much Love), Mux Mool can pretty much do anything.  But his specialty is the slow beats – the swirling grooves.  And that certainly was a success for his “remux” of Lookbook’s, King of Con. 

It’s a remix that strays quite a bit from the original – with production skill moving the version in another direction.  But Maggie’s vocals still sound right at home, like some sort of smooth, Doom, R n’ B side project.  Sexy.  While his courtship with Ghostly lends Mux Mool a hand in rising to the upper echelon of beat based electronic music, I’m proud to unleash what is sure to be among the final productions he releases on his own free will (at least for the time being).  Twin Cities, get to know Mux Mool.

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