Berlin based LXM steps in for our 156th Local Selection Mix with a carefully crafted techno mix. LXM has provided a masterclass three deck mix, full of incessant loops and grooves to soundtrack your Paddy’s Eve.

Louis McElveen has been hard at work in the studio, carving out a refined techno sound since his move to Berlin. LXM has been putting a large emphasis on hardware and minimal grooves into his productions, and this is shining right through to his DJ mixes.

Formally part of Armed Response Unit with longtime friend Will Boyle, Louis has shifted his style from industrial techno to a more stripped back and classic style of techno. Taking inspiration from artists such as Kaiser, Mattrixman, Dasha Rush and more, Louis has been working tirelessly to perfect this sound but with his own unique flavour.

While LXM has been quiet on the release front, he has a four track EP dropping on a Berlin label shortly, which is absolutely fantastic and shall be a perfect introduction to his newfound sound. The young producer will also be forming a new label, that will incorporate Irish producers and producers from afar to his deep vision. LXM also recently guested for fellow Dublin producer Aero’s Alternating Vitality show on 1020 Radio and the mix is an absolute cracker.

LXM’s Four Four mix is a prime example of Louis’s dedication to his craft over the last year. Never ending grooves and loops for an hour. Louis keeps the pace up and goes between tough and deep grooves, keeping an ever constant flow that doesn’t lean too heavy to either side. This is sublime mixing and selecting from a young techno craftsman at work.

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