X CLUB. launch new label with first single & announce label‘s debut release


Uplifting and high-energy techno duo X CLUB. launch their own label Hide The Junk.The first EP is four original tracks by the founders themselves, out 21st September 21 preceded by lead single ‘Block Rockin’ on 31st August – laying out the vision for the label – groovy, percussive and characterful sounds that inject fun into techno.

Hide The Junk will be an extension of the already established X CLUB. sound with a focus on positive energy and techno grooves.That will be reflected in the artwork which will be unique each time but united with a cohesive sense of colour, rawness and edge.Various artist compilations and curated parties that will offer an authentic overview of the label’s sound are planned, with merch to follow soon.

“We’d like to build a community around the label and its sound, bringing in new DJs and artists we love to play and using it as a platform to introduce their sound.The scale of their profile doesn’t necessarily matter to us, if an artist is making music that we enjoy and that fits in our world, we will stand behind it.”

London fans can expect to get a taste of this soon with details of a free label launch party to come.

Ben Clarke and Jesse Morath emerged from the Australian warehouse scene as X CLUB. and have distilled 90s techno, futuristic drum & bass and plenty of infectious energy into their brand of techno. Releasing on labels like Steel City Dance Discs, 1Ø PILLS MATE and Stay On Sight, it’s taken the pair to sold-out club and festival shows all over the world, as well as a memorable Boiler Room performance live from AVA Festival.

The first release on Hide The Junk reflects where X CLUB. is at right now: after moving to London and touring Europe and the UK regularly for the first time, they became inspired by new club and festival experiences, and the people and artists they met along the way.These influences have brought more life and groove into the already popular X CLUB. mix of fun, uplifting and progressive techno.

Lead single ‘Block Rockin’ is five thrilling minutes of bouncing techno drums and entrancing synth stabs that take you ever higher. The unrelenting energy of the track is completely infectious as chopped-up vocals add an all important human touch. ‘End of the Line’ is a heads-down, deeper sound, but is no less potent.The slamming drums never let up as tightly woven synths worm in and out of the groove under siren-like pulses.The positive vibes keep coming with the hair-raising ‘It Isn’t Nice to Fool Mother Nature’, another fine fusion of sleek drums and synths that has echoing chords and euphoric vocal yelps all hurrying you along. Last of all is the dark and menacing ‘Exertion (Transmission)’ with its rising synth tension and tightly stacked drums sweeping dancers off their feet.

This is a standout first release from X CLUB. to launch their new label imprint Hide The Junk, that perfectly portrays their big-hearted and highly compelling take on soul-enriching techno.

Artist: X CLUB.
Release: HTJ001 | Single:‘Block Rockin’ Label: Hide The Junk
Cat No: HTJ001
Format: digital | vinyl
Date: 31st August | 21 September 2023


A1. X CLUB. – Block Rockin
A2. X CLUB. – End Of The Line
B1. X CLUB. – It Isn‘t Nice To Fool Mother Nature
B2. X CLUB. – Exertion (Transmission)