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FACT Mix 240: Jon Convex

FACT Mix 240: Jon Convex

Playing tracks by

Martyn & Mike Slott, Joy O, Boddika, Instra:mental, Jon Convex and more.

FACT Mix 240 is by Jon Convex, the alter ego of Instra:mental's Damon Kirkham.

Jon Convex is an outlet for Kirkham’s more experimental tendencies, though its muse is still very much the dancefloor, as even a cursory listen to today’s FACT mix will tell you. The name is a nod to Barry Convex, the nefarious optics mogul in Cronenberg’s Videodrome, an apt reference for music as dystopian, futuristic and often sinister as this.

The mix itself is a bracing 45-minute explication of the Convex aesthetic. There’s no tracklist, but anyone who’s been following the UK underground of late will probably recognise a fair few numbers. It’s rooted in the kind of tough, electro-powered house and techno sound that fans of Boddika and recent Instra:mental will instantly connect with, a sound which despite its all-important steppers’ bounce is, at bottom, fundamentally about linear attack – it’s dissolute, hypnotic rave music for the dankest, darkest warehouses and club spots. We're lapping it up.


Juan Restrepo