For many turns around the sun, we have been closely connected to Luc Pawlus, a Melbourne based multi-faceted musician. Where, and when did this connection come about?
It was a sunny day at Strawberry Fields Festival in 2015, and the bliss music was waving through the bush lands. A live act named Wu Kush, performing at the double storied, beaten-up-home looking construct, was laying down something that caught attention. What seemed like music from another planet, blew our minds.
A orgasm comprised of analog, electro, modular and raw drums. It got the party started, and several months later, Wu Kush aka Juxtpose was laying a live set down for the infamous Arteq at Revolver.
Half a decade later, and we remain good friends with Luc, and we proudly present to you the 27th Arteq podcast, brought to you by his house alias Wu Kush. Consistently pushing the boundaries in house & techno, we are honoured to share with you all, something special, 63 minutes of delicate house music and dynamic one shot samples that spice the mix urppp!
Luc, your continuous pursuit to releasing world-class music is incredible to witness. Release after release you raise your standard. You are truly one of Melbourne's best. And on this note, the mix is amazing. We look forward to having you perform at an Arteq event soon.
More from Arteq and Wu Kush below.
What direction did you take on the podcast?
Combination of jazz, house and breaks, with a nod to some Aussie artists.
Why did you decide to go this way?
Just things that have been influencing me of late.
What did you use to record this mix?
Traktor on my laptop with a Z1 and F1. Love the F1 for remix stems and one shots. You can hear a few random samples I've peppered throughout the mix. Definitely would like to continue more with this, especially from the stems side. Save me having to haul much gear when I'm doing live!
You produce music, can play instruments, DJ, and play live. What gives you the most satisfaction and why?
Definitely producing. As an instrumentalist you tend to think from your instrument. Which is fine but I like to see the bigger picture. Playing live is great too, twiddling knobs in real time and making noise. And of course DJ'ing is fun.
What's in the pipeline with your productions?
Plenty of different vibes. Some techno as JXTPS, some 140 and 160 BPM experiments and house stuff as Wu Kush.
Tell us a bit about the aliases you operate under, and what they each represent.
As mentioned above, JXTPS for techno and Wu Kush for house. I've done one ambient release as Sjazd and have had a few collaborative things such as JDJX with Jeremy Kirk and some more collaborative stuff on the way with some talented locals. No names for those project but I hope one of them agrees to the name 'Sex Cult'. PS I've put dibs on that name so no stealsies thank you.
WU KUSH - XENOMORPH - HEARD AND FELT
JXTPS - BECOME NOTHING - VOODOO DOWN RECORDS
Where did the name's come from?
South Park Season 11 Episode 10. Except Wu Kush but I won't bore you with that story.
There’s 10 minutes left before the world self destructs, what song do you put on?
Oh thats easy Led Zeppelin - Tea for Two.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
Naming a project 'Sex Cult'
Is there anything on your mind that you would like to say?
The future is not looking pretty, let's do our best to push it in the right direction.
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