In celebration of the Liondub International label’s 10 year anniversary Liondub is proud to present “Action Saxxon – Jungle Odyssey“, the premiere concept LP from Norwich, UK based producer Saxxon. Saxxon is well known and highly respected for his rock solid mixing skills as well as his signature soulful, and experimental Jungle Drum and Bass sounds. He has had releases on major labels such as V Recordings, Liquid V, Chronic, Spearhead, Dread, Colab. G13 and the Drum & Bass arena imprint. His success and extremely loyal fan base is the result of years of hard work creating stand out D&B tracks that are infused with a particularly classic jungle sound that draws from a variety of genres including soul, funk, jazz, reggae and more. Saxxon can produce every style of Drum and Bass and this LP is a testament to his versatility and the depth of his production skills. In addition, Saxxon has collaborated with an amazing cast of producers and artists including T>I, DJ Limited, Jaxx, AK1200, MC Navigator, MC Coppa, Blackout JA, Capital D, Liondub and more to create a stand out LP that will find its way into to club and radio sets worldwide and will surely stand the test of time.
The farmlands of East Anglia might not be the first place you’d check for a junglist heavyweight. But, when you realise that this is the area that gave us dons like Flytronix, DJ Dominator, Bladerunner, and T>I, you might decide to check your prejudices. Saxxon is part of a dynasty.
As half of Savage Rehab, Saxxon stormed onto the scene with huge tunes for the V Recordings camp like “Rare Groove”, and “The Drums”. Since then, he’s scorched a path through a roll-call of labels including Spearhead, AudioPorn, Natty Dub, CHRONIC, LIQUID V, Propa Talent, Fokuz, and G13.
You see, whatever sub-genre he’s ostensibly working it, Saxxon has very much defined his own sound. Like the original junglist pioneers, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, tech, and any other style he fancies becomes reconfigured and subsumed into his music. And, given his regular appearances at the top of the download charts, it’s clear his distinctive brand of full-range dancefloor DnB is a hit with selectors and ravers alike.
Saxxon‘s steeped-in-the-foundations mindset is even more evident in his deejay sets. His dedication to dubplate culture means that, at any given time, he can draw from over a hundred straight-out-the-vault exclusive tunes and remixes that you’ll never hear anywhere else. And, yaking the quest for inimitability one step further, recently he’s been marrying the visual to the sonic, as he adds video to the mix. Somehow, he’s still found time to nail down even more music including multiple EPs for the V family, this full-length feature-packed album for Liondub, and multiple releases for the regenerated Trouble on Vinyl.
The queue of producers who have lined up to collab, including luminaries like Limited, AK1200, Suv, Kenny Ken, and T>I, is seemingly unending. And that’s before we even get into the array of vocal artists like Azza, Coppa, and T.R.A.C. looking to lace a Saxxon beat.With production skills and a work ethic to match, no wonder his global deejay schedule is so packed. Taking his place on the Urban Agency roster, leaving a trail of spectacular dub-fuelled deejay sets, classic remixes, and powerhouse solo releases behind him, we can only watch in anticipation for what’s coming next.