20 Years of Lex Records
Lex began in the corner of another label’s office, a generation ago.
Lex Records is 20 years old. To help us process all those memories we’ve commissioned remixes of key tracks in our catalogue from artists we love.
We opened the stem vault to Black Noi$e, he selected the first Jneiro Jarel and MF DOOM collab. “Let’s Go” dropped in 2007, five years before the release of their JJ DOOM album. In between those dates, JJ remixed MF DOOM twice and they toured extensively together. Aptly titled, “Let’s Go” was the inception of a long term artistic partnership that nudged D out of his comfort zone.
Shape of Broad Minds was a supergroup consisting of MC Jawwaad and of JJ’s alter-egos (Jneiro Jarel, producer Dr Who Dat, Panama Black and Roque One). Jawwaads bars on “Let’s Go” reflect the intellectual perspective that he opened up across the whole SBM album, Craft of the Lost Art.
Black Noi$e grasped the spiritual space funk of JJ’s original production and updated it for the 2021. The track is a banger with the bars only just keeping up with the slaps of the beat.
Props to Commission.Studio and Faux.Mec for flipping JJ’s sci-fi aquatic safari theme so superbly.
This Black Noi$e remix is keeping good company. Take a few minutes if you will to listen to King Krule remix Eyedress, Actress remix Kaleida, Boards of Canada remix Nevermen, Thom Yorke remix MF DOOM and Prefuse 73 remix Golden Rules feat. Freddie Gibbs & yasiin bey.