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Large vault of unreleased Commix EPs now on Bandcamp

The Cambridge drum ’n’ bass outfit make available unheard tracks from the 2000s

Aside from Goldie's Rufige Kru alias, the drum ’n’ bass group Commix’s 2007 debut Call To Mind was the first album to be released by the Metalheadz imprint. They also took up home on the Exit, Hospital and BrandNu labels. From Commix’s original line-up of George Levings, Guy Brewer and Conrad Whittle, Levings is the only remaining member. In 2016, Commix continued Levings’s relationship with Metalheadz by releasing Generation 1 and Generation 2.

Now he's back with ten EPs of previously unheard recordings made between 2004–09. They're drawn, says Levings, from “a large vault of old Commix music” that he “found on an antique hard drive”.

They were found around four years ago in the attic of a house in Cambridge where Levings and Guy Brewer had once lived – a period in their life when Commix’ output was rife.

“We both live in Berlin so we forgot about it for ages again,” Levings contiues. “We were only really interested [in the drive] because of the pictures we presumed were on there. We had no idea about the music.

“We eventually got it back to Berlin but the drive had an unusual power supply, so another year went by with it sitting on a shelf. Then the other day we sorted it out and found the right power supply and started going through it. It was a very nostalgic day!

“At the time we wrote this music we were working every day and dumping the end result onto that drive on our desktop, so there was so much music we had completely forgotten about. It’s definitely of an era but it’s music we are both proud of and it’s nice to see it up and out now after all this time.”

You can check out Acid Lake, Destination, Visions, Spaces and more on Bandcamp.