Traxx

TRAXX morphs musical compositions into distinctive, highly emotional interpretations — he is, indeed, an innovator, and one who reshapes music into a progressive, forward-thinking document which defies classification and invites analysis and discussion.
From eclectic and avant-garde tunes to old school jack tracks and lounge grooves, he hears it all without discrimination, pretension or elitism.

He's released music on numerous underground labels in the US and Europe including Gigolo, Relief, Muzique, M/O/S, and Crème Organisation.
His music has come to the world under a bucket load of aliases including Dirty Criminals, XX Art, Mysterio, ViLLan X, Saturn V (with Tadd Mullinix), X2 (with mullinix & cantu) Mutant Beat Dance and more.

Traxx's earliest musical memory is his being a young boy spinning 45 records on his toes...His mother has the picture proof.
His first instrument was a handmade flute in elementary school.
Like many in Chicago, he was drawn into house music through the legendary WBMX radio shows and two trips to see Ron Hardy at the legendary Music Box. Describing his first experience with house, Traxx recalls "nothing could compare, things were being discovered.. This period stays with me because
of the intense energy that was applied - it's a feeling, an emotion, a mental state of transcendental connection -a spiritual force with the higher being through the physical vessel of the body."

In an age of digital perfection Traxx is analog, when he DJs he plays vinyl and when he's in the studio he uses hardware. His sound recalls the past but pushes for the future with an overtly emotional and experimental approach. In addition to releasing music for other imprints Traxx also started his own label Nation in April of 2007 which has allowed him to develop and recontextualize the various aspects of his sound.