Though born in East Germany when the Berlin Wall was still standing, DJ/Producer Rex Stax — formerly known as Mr. E — refused to be restricted. The artist was playing sets in clubs by the age of fifteen, and connecting with famed industry figures such as the Diplomats, DJ Montay, and DJ Jelly while still in the formative years of his career. After seeing the world thanks to a slew of international collaborations, Stax settled in the Caribbean where he connected with likeminded artists such as DØZE and Principe Baru. It was there that he created his acclaimed singles, “Eternity Collide”, “Lost in Times” and “Trucos”, taking inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle and scenic island landscapes and solidifying his new identity as a tropical urban music producer.
Stax’s music maintains the uptempo grooves of his earliest sonic influences (namely Kraftwerk and Grandmaster Flash), blending Western sounds with those of the Caribbean to create relaxed, yet danceable music.