Sir Lord Commix – Retroactive
"Having established a handful of renowned imprints such as Rekids, Pyramids Of Mars, Cabin Fever and The Double R, Matt Edwards’ new venture aims to shine a light on classic tracks that didn’t always get the recognition they deserve.
“Amoon [Sir Lord Comixx] and I go back a long way and we met through our friend Justin [Isonoe] in the early 90s,” says Matt Edwards. “I was still living in Catford and would regularly drive over to Justin’s studio where he'd play me all this crazy, otherworldly music from Amoon and it blew my mind - I was completely captivated by his unique take on techno.”
“At the time I had no idea that we grew up in the same neighbourhood and Amoon was living just around the corner so, of course, we hooked up and in 1996 I released an EP from him including one of his classics ‘UR My Omen’ on my Hard Up label.”
Composed of four tracks from separate releases, ‘Retroactive (Part One)’ inaugurates with ‘1 4 The Groove’ from Sir Lord Comixx’s ‘Danceteria EP’ on Ugly Music. Produced in ’96, the track’s raw aesthetic features sharp percussion, heady melodies and a compelling groove. Meanwhile, ‘Enemax’ – which appeared on 1A Records - demonstrates throbbing synths and shuffling drums.
Originally produced under his a.Moon moniker in ‘98, ‘Funk Box’ is the most robust track on the package with its thudding kicks and assortment of meandering sounds, before the ‘Azid Jazz’ provides a deep and funky finale."