20 Years of Lex Records
Lex began in the corner of another label’s office, a generation ago.
Lex is 20 years old. To help us process all those memories we’ve commissioned remixes of key tracks in our catalogue and we’ll be releasing one every couple of weeks this year.
So far you’ve heard King Krule’s remix of 'Jealous' bu Eyedress and Actress’ remix of 'Think' Kaleida. Boards of Canada’s remix of Nevermen 'Treat Em Right'. Now we share Thom Yorke's remix of MF DOOM's 'Gazzillion Ear'
South London producer Paul White and North Floridian emcee Eric Biddines released the only album by their group, Golden Rules, on Lex in 2015. It’s a near-perfect PG-rated LP, a Paul White classic, with Eric channeling Three Stacks.
At the dawn of Lex, Prefuse 73 was one of the most exciting new artists on Lex’s parent label, Warp. On this box-fresh remix, Guillermo Herren revisited the sound of his early East Coast rap productions like: 'Wylin’ Out' with Mos Def; 'Hideyaface' with El-P & Ghostface Killah; and 'Black List' with Aesop Rock & MF DOOM.
Prefuse has a line of MCs outside the recording booth taking turns to drop bars: Eric, Freddie Gibbs and yasiin bey (pk.a. Mos Def) and Jamie Woon on the hook.
We asked Golden Rules what gives? They said:
“Death is the shedding of an expired self. And the transition into a version you had access to all along. In that we Never Die. To honor the Immortality of Never Die we wanted to give the record a reincarnation with a different shell. Prefuse 73 did an amazing job honoring Paul’s production while complimenting The addition of yasiin bey & Freddie Gibbs flow with Eric’s original first verse, giving the song new life”