Pittsburgh PA Producer VEX “Redux 1 & 2” Remix Collection

Pittsburgh PA Producer VEX “Redux 1 & 2” Remix Collection
Pittsburgh PA Producer VEX “Redux 1 & 2” Remix Collection

Diverse is a word that probably best describes Pittsburgh, PA native producer VEX. His broad range as a producer can probably be attributed to his first love – DJing. Growing up between Pittsburgh and Norfolk, VA, VEX was exposed to a wide range of music from hip hop, r & b, soul, and reggae to electronic, alternative & progressive rock. It was at the age of 16 that he bought his first set of turntables and an old gemini mixer with wood panel on the side. Though it was a modest setup, it was enough to keep VEX motivated to hone the craft of DJing and turntablism. After a few years and an upgrade in equipment, his attention quickly turned to beat-making and production after fiddling around with a friend’s Ensoniq ASR 10. A year later, he was able to get his first MPC 2000 and the rest, as they say, is history.

REDUX: Originally released in June of 2010, was the first in the Redux remix series. It’s a collection of remixes produced entirely by VEX and includes artists such as Black Thought, Common, Little Dragon, and Slum Village. The feel of the project is especially mellow with an almost “rainy day” kind of feel. Each track is taylored to fit the mood of the vocals to avoid sounding like random acapellas thrown over random beats. Listen to track 03 Common “Dooinit” re-mix on the player below.

Pittsburgh PA Producer VEX "REDUX " Remixes by VEX | Bandcamp Audio

Published on June 4, 2010: VEX “REDUX” Produced by VEX, Released by Black Gold Productions, Audio via Bandcamp.

REDUX TRACK LIST:
01. Intro 00:22
02. Busta Rhymes ft. Q Tip & Marsha Ambrosious – Get U Some 02:59
03. Common – Dooinit 04:26
04. Royce da 5’9 – Hip Hop 01:59
05. Jadakiss – Kiss Of Death 02:27
06. Jay Z – Blue Magic 04:01
07. Phat Kat – Nasty 02:47
08. The Roots – Glitches 02:52
09. Little Dragon – Scribbled Paper 05:18
10. Slum Village – Get Dis Money 03:43

REDUX 2: released in early March of 2011, has a bit of a different feel. It includes remixes of classics by Nas, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, and more. The beats on this one are more agressive and the majority of the vocals chosen for the project are decidedly more street. The idea was to up the energy from the first Redux. Listen to track 03 De La Soul “Much More” re-mix on the player below.

Pittsburgh PA Producer VEX “REDUX 2” Remixes by VEX | Bandcamp Audio

Published on March 3, 2011: VEX “REDUX” Produced by VEX, Released by Black Gold Productions, Audio via Bandcamp.

REDUX 2 TRACK LIST:
01. intro 00:50
02. Phat Kat & J Dilla – Game Over 03:23
03. De La Soul – Much More 01:50
04. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones 03:53
05. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel – What We Do 03:41
06. Little Brother – Whatever U Say 03:43
07. Nas – One Love 03:34
08. Common – Go! 03:43
09. Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed 02:29
10. Outkast & Raekwon – Royal Flush 04:00

Artist Contact Info:
VEX | Twitter | PodOmatic

Keep it locked to Big Noise Radio for authentic hip-hop music and culture from VEX!

Article: Black Gold
Editor: Noiseman
Image: VEX

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