American born / Berlin based musician, producer and performer Snax has just released a new single on his own Random Records imprint. Instead of his own artist name, the single – "One Good Thing" – has been released under the Box Office Poison moniker. It's a buoyant house music experience, further fueled by the accomplished and pleasing vocals of Adam Joseph, and accompanied by remixes from Jad & The Ladyboy and BonomoLeMagass (a duo consisting of Snax and ex-Manhooker frontman Mavin LeMagass). You can listen to a preview of the single HERE.
Snax just sent us a new Box Office Poison DJ mix that we're eager to listen to, but first we asked the busy DJ / producer to answer a few questions:
First of all, why Box Office Poison?
Snax: Joan had a meeting with Mr. Mayer who unceremoniously dumped her from her contract at MGM Pictures. The reason? ‘Critics have labeled you BOX OFFICE POISON’ was his cold and heartless explanation.
In a rage, Joan destroyed her rose garden, while her adopted children looked on in horror. Tina, bring me the ax!
What makes a Box Office Poison release different than a Snax release?
Snax: Snax releases are electronic soul / pop. To me, pop is a hybrid and distillation of all my influences, which are many.
Box Office Poison on the other hand is pure house … and all that entails. The passion, the heat, the sweat. I wanted to create an outlet to release no nonsense beat music. There are elements of pop structure, but the point is to keep it loose, free, and totally for the dance floor.
How did Adam Joseph become involved? Is he a regular collaborator with Box Office Poison?
Snax: I met Adam Joseph when he did a live / DJ set at the notorious Pork party in Berlin. My good friend Brian Claflin (may he rest in peace) asked me to fill in for his usual hosting spot that night. Brian said, ‘I think you’ll like this guy.’
I was a bit concerned when I realized Adam was about to do a Whitney Houston cover, but as soon as he opened his mouth I was hooked! Collaboration was inevitable.
I’m still working with Adam, together with my songwriting and producing partner Mavin (ex-Manhooker), and I think we make quite a good team, if I do say so myself, and I do. So there.
Any interesting facts or stories about “One Good Thing”?
Snax: I invited Adam over to my makeshift East Berlin studio to record. The vocal booth collapsed. Adam was just too fierce!
The track originated from an unreleased remix I did for Manhooker. I sent the instrumental to Adam and he chirped those great lyrics about whore-ing around and looking for love. We had just met yet somehow he knew the story of my life!
What can you tell us about this new DJ mix?
Snax: I’ll be making Box Office Poison mixes every season. This one is for summer. I raise the humidity with goodies from my fave labels at the moment; Exploited, Rebirth, Meant, Defected … plus some classics and of course some of my own productions.
What’s in store for Box Office Poison and Snax?
Snax: Further Box Office Poison remixes and releases are on the horizon and this weekend I’m doing my first DJ night booked as BOP at Vogue Fabrics in London. And they’ll be more of those to come …
I’m finishing my fourth full Snax album. Release info is pending, but I’m EXTREMELY proud of this one so get ready. I’m a planet and you’re my moon.
Now please enjoy Box Office Poison in the mix: