Snax - Loose Beats (Random Records)

Random Records presents Loose Beats, five re-imaginings from Snax's latest album, Shady Lights. Much like the album, this is an eclectic collection; the last audio chapter in the saga. Tying up the loose ends and tightening up the beats. Loose Beats.

Up first is a special extended version of “Loose Beat.” It's a fragile tune with a deep electronic mood tied together with a vocal performance from Snax which is distant yet intimate. Breaks are extended in this mix, the original of which prompted Will Automajic from Carry Nation to declare, “Loose Beat is the one for me here! So good!”

Snax's good friend Massimiliano Pagliara took time off from his hectic touring schedule to revisit “Shade Of The Living Light.” Seems Pagliara wanted the original 1:30 coda off the Shady Lights LP to be extended into an ecstatic cosmic banger, and he delivered! This remix is already burning up dance floors in Massi's worldwide DJ sets.

Mr. Manic is one of the true up and coming legendary children of the Berlin queer underground. He's been making a name for huh-self all over town, dazzling crowds with her otherworldly sounds, not too mention huh fierce looks for your nerves! Manic took Snax's thrill-hop track “No Fakin’” and completely turned it upside down. Must be heard to be believed.

Techno legends TokTok need no introduction. Snax first met the duo during his Captain Comatose days and they've been collaborating in many ways ever since. TokTok restructures “Loose Beat” with their signature four-to-the-floor sizzle, creating a stomper with minimal production and maximum stomp.

Finally, Snax returns as house music alter ego Box Office Poison with the last word on “Loose Beats.” This nine minute thrill ride recalls early morning NYC, Body And Soul club feels, complete with sweeping house hits, deep kicks, and shimmering highs. It's all tied together with an epic Latin-infused piano solo that will make the summer last forever.

Nick Warren (Hope Recordings) – “The Extended Version and Massimilliano Remix are ace!”
KJ (Integrity Recordings) – “Solid. Feeling the piano, and nice remix by Box Office Poison.”
JT Donaldson (New Math Records) – “Wild! I’m loving it.”
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) – “The Massimiliano Remix is cosmic bliss.”
Richard Hardcastle (All Out War radio show) – “Wowsers. These are all amazing. Proper.”
Gianluca Pandullo (Opilec Music) – “I-Robots approved!”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Haunted folklore … Snax is infectious!”
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven) – “What a surprise package.”
Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice) – “Shade of the Living Light is dope!”
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show) – “A lovely retro feel to Loose Beat. The Box Office Poison remix is the best!”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Beatport, Apple Music, And Spotify.

PRIX - PRIX (Random Records)

Continuing in their efforts to present the work of the late Brian Tennessee Claflin, the Brian Tennessee Claflin Foundation, in conjunction with Random Records, is proud to present the first release from Brian’s musical alter ego, PRIX.

Brian Tennessee Claflin was a radical and fiery figure who worked on the intersecting fringes of Berlin’s art and nightlife scenes since he moved there in 2006 up until his tragic death in 2014 at the age of 33. He ran the notorious Sunday soirée PORK at Ficken3000, and left behind a small but very powerful body of art. Working inter-disciplinarily in the fields of performance, video, photography, DJ’ing, painting, and writing, Claflin was himself a living work of art who managed to develop a cult following of friends, family, and fans in a brief but intense period of frenetic activity.

Between 2009 and 2013, Brian and his friend, the American-cum-Berlin musician and producer Snax, produced music and sound collages. All these productions met somewhere at the intersection of dance, voodoo, bitchiness, and punk and several were used for Brian’s performance pieces.

The Brian Tennessee Claflin Foundation and Snax’s Random Records are very proud to finally release two tracks from these sessions, as well as remixes, digitally and as a vinyl EP in a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies.

The first track showcased on the PRIX EP, entitled “Don’t Get All Upset”, addresses the politics and hypocrisy Brian constantly confronted working in the world of nightlife. Taken directly from his experiences as promoter of the notorious PORK party at Ficken3000, Prix lambastes anyone who dares to challenge her while Snax supports it all with a tense and strutting funk. B-side “Spritz It” is nothing less than an electro monster from the underground. Just how much damage, pleasurable and otherwise, can one inflict on the erogenous zones? Prix’s gender fluid party anthem shows one the way.

Remixes come courtesy of artists who knew and loved Brian personally: Janus party stalwart Lotic brings his unique sound of vogue horror to “Don’t Get All Upset”. Lotic highlights the vitriolic lyrical delivery, punctuating it with terror house, and redefining the word “slay”. Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce takes another turn as remixer, teaming up with international duo MADLICK (who had their live debut at PORK). Together they turn the beat around on “Spritz It”, offering up disco fever and another shade of ecstasy. For DJs, an instrumental version of “Upset” is featured, as well as the “Spritzapella”, which must be heard to believed.

The limited edition vinyl release is pressed on translucent yellow vinyl and is enclosed in hand-numbered covers designed by Brian’s friend and collaborator Mario Dzurila. The first 200 covers are hand painted and every copy comes with free download codes for digital. All sale proceeds go to the Brian Tennessee Claflin Foundation, which aims to maintain and promote Brian’s artistic legacy.

The vinyl release was launched in Berlin at a special exhibition on the eve of Brian’s birthday, 1 December, at Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke. DJ sets came courtesy of Bruce LaBruce, Madlick, Snax plus a live performance by Crystal D.

Brian Tennessee Claflin was born in Boise, Idaho, in the United States of America, in 1980. He studied photography, studio art, and art history at Hunter College (City University of New York) and BTK in Berlin, where he resided from 2006 until his death in 2014. He collaborated with multimedia artist Christophe Chemin, photographer & designer Mario Dzurila, musician Snax, painter Pietro Spirito, and art/porn filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, among others. His work has been performed and exhibited at HAU Theater, STYX Projects, Lucas Carrieri Gallery, and the Black Mold Gallery in Chicago. For seven years, Claflin curated the weekly avant-garde Sunday night performance and dance party PORK, as well as the transgressive poetry and spoken word anti-art salon and performance/installation night SLUM, both of which he initiated along with writer Travis Jeppesen.

Snax, aka Paul Bonomo, is an American born musician, performer and DJ. Through his long and varied career, he founded queer art punk band Fagbash and disco pop group Captain Comatose. He has released several solo albums and singles and collaborated with artists such as Jamie Lidell, Peaches, and Scissor Sisters. The PRIX EP is released on his label, Random Records.

Billie Ray Martin - (Disco Activisto Records) – “Amazing release. That old school, taken in to the new realm. Fierceness!”
Dickey Doo (Get Up Recordings) – “Cute!”
Hard Ton (Toy Tonics) – “”Great EP, Spritz it got me shaking my ass. Love the 808-ish drums and the vocals.”
Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “This is great – Crazy!”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar) – “Disco punk is back.”
Miruna Boruzescu (Borusiade) – “Queer Fun!”
Larry Tee (Carnage Music) – “Love it. Loved Brian.”
Christian Homan (RTE Pulse) – “Interesting and liking it!”
NoWay DJ (Sub-Zero Radio Show) – “Bruce LaBruce vs. Madlick Remix is killer!”
Zach Van Lue - “Refreshing, wacky ass vocal driven dance music!”
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On radio show) – “This is amazing! I would love to play Spritz It on my radio show, but I can’t afford the FCC fines, so I’ll save it for my sets.”

Available Now From: Beatport, WhatPeoplePlay, iTunes, And Spotify.

DJ Mix: Box Office Poison's Winter 2017 Selection

Box Office Poison (AKA Snax) has just uploaded a terrific new DJ mix. "As we wait for the sun to return, things get a little darker, a little deeper...a little poisonous. We keep the dance floor warm." The mix includes PRIX's new single "Don't Get All Upset" (Random Records) as well as recent bangers from Terry Farley and Brookside Chase. Have a listen:

Track List:

  1. Twilight (Eddie Niguel Remix) - Kiko Navarro
  2. Prove My Love To You - Brookside Chase
  3. Die 4 U - Terry Farley
  4. Big Gun (Original Mix - Sante Sansone
  5. Bring Me Down feat. Jinadu (Kizzmo Remix) - Keenarf
  6. Passion (Naked Mix) - Gat Decor
  7. I Am Disco (BonomoLeMagass Solid Gold Dub) - Manhooker
  8. As If (Fatherhood Remix) by The Carry Nation
  9. Drift Apart - School Of Thought
  10. Don't Get All Upset - PRIX
  11. Cardiogram (feat. Olivia de Lanzac) (Max Pask Remix) - It's A Fine Line

Video Premiere: PRIX - Don't Get All Upset

‘Don’t Get All Upset', from the latest Random Records release by PRIX, memorializes not only the life and work of the late great Brian Tennessee Claflin (aka Prix), but also Berlin's party and club life of the late naughties. Claflin, over a track produced by Snax, guides the listener through the drama, sleaze, and cuntiness of the underground, specifically that found at Claflin’s notorious weekly party, Pork. The video brings all this to life, with scenes culled from various happenings Prix blessed with her presence. All hail the majesty of PRIX!

DON’T GET ALL UPSET
text by: PRIX

Get huh…

I know it’s hard to see
The majesty of Prix
At the stroke of three
You’re all dreadful to me
All your drugs I took
I’m serving a cunty look
You’re confidence is shook
Why don’t you get the hook

Don’t Get All Upset

So what I lifted up a shirt
Now you wanna drag my name through the dirt
So what about your blouse
Honey we don’t see your house

Don’t Get All Upset

Please allow me to be blunt
But sorry no one goes to Be Cunt
No explanation for your stunt
Y’all better stop trying to front
So explain your retort
Perhaps your jealousy of Pork
Bitch I’ll stab you with a fork
God sometimes I miss New York
I’d be willing to bet
Success you’ll never get
So keep your empty threats
And don’t get all upset

Don’t Get All Upset


PRIX's brilliant self-titled EP will be released on February 21 via Random Records and all proceeds go to the Brian Tennessee Claflin Foundation. Check out a SoundCloud preview: