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.

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!

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:

Snax (Box Office Poison) Interviewed and In The Mix

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: