Atroxx is back on Markantonio’s AnalyticTrail with the announcement of his debut album ‘The Second Renaissance’, due to be released in the Autumn. Equipped with deep musical knowledge, an obsessive approach to production and an innately progressive mindset Atroxx has earned himself a formidable reputation as a producer.
Surrounded by music when he was growing up – his father runs one of the oldest music schools in Montreal – it was inevitable Atroxx would become a musician himself. Early on he played in bands, moving into solo production when those groups dissolved, and he needed an outlet to create without relying on other musicians. His first encounters with electronic music came via two key albums; The Fat of the Land by The Prodigy and the soundtrack to 1995’s Mortal Kombat movie. Both gave him a taste of high-octane electronica; intense, emotive and powerful. These core characteristics remain at the heart of his output, which has captured the imaginations of followers, peers and tastemakers alike.
The forthcoming album is a culmination of the last eight years, incorporating a wide range of styles from tribalesque rhythms to minimal aesthetics, experimental to all-out techno all rooted in his own individual sound. Atroxx’s aim is to tell a story, using the album format to really explore the many shades and textures within techno and beyond. The album signifies a rebirth, The Second Renaissance, a new phase for Atroxx who continues to push himself, artistically and personally. His core intention is to break down elitism; from within the techno world, to wider society, government and beyond in the name of equality, fairness and humanity.
We are huge fans of this man’s work at Decoded Magazine, so take a listen and see what you think.