Xploding Plastix

Xploding Plastix is the musical child of Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Hagen. Both based in Oslo, they started making music together somewhere late 98-early 99. After about a year of playing, sampling, programming and focused tune writing; they decided it was time to let the public hear what they'd been up to. This resulted in a 6 track demo late 99. About 22 hours after first shipment, record companies were on the phone, and now 4 months later, 5 out of 6 tracks have been released on various lables.

Xploding Plastix has a very organic sound; throwing saccharine analogue melodies to foreground the acoustic quality; imposing a distinctive live feel. A certain raw edge. An oeuvre of an ear-opener: Zipping and unzipping the beat, a beat-science out-of the ordinary. Emphasizing the flowing warmth and organity of the rhythms. Triggering flailing, skittering, skipping and spinning breaks, makes this pure nigthvision!

Xploding Plastix has a sound like irradiated neon washes; shimmering and pulseglowing accordingly disproportional to the flashy stuttering redligths, like cancerous cocktails; splintering with deranged delight. The cinematic, dirty filmnoir feel is mercilessly exploited. Xploding Plastix is the epicure of a gorgeous, jagged, murderous pulse.

Xploding Plastix has a sound outrageously present; rumbling oblique exclamations and punctuating vibes suggests musicians whose absolute confidence in their work frees them to kid 'n play: go totally trickster in their soaring urban conundrum. Here's abrasive bassy beatblasts, motor rhythm and lock grooves that whirr and writhe across the tracks. Xploding plastix has already become the poster child for present day electronic music; the model for what 'being taken seriously' has come to mean. Maneuvering steady in styles, like a genre-bending assemblage, with animated fluctuations successfully integrated. Frantic exuberant accretion of brittle, bustling rhythms and melodies introducing an urgent funk punch; a flickering sensuousness and enveloping rhythmic pulse.

 

Check out their own webpages: xplodingplastix.com

Other links: Live review in NME, Interview in Aftenbladet (in norwegian)

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Discography

  • BSS031 Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation 7" (Beatservice Records 2000)
  • BSCD038 Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents CD (Beatservice Records 2001)
  • BSLP038 Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents LP (Beatservice Records 2001)
  • BSCDEP041 Behind The Eightball CD-EP (Beatservice Records 2001)
  • Doubletalk EP 12" (Beatservice US/Groove Dis 2001)
  • Sunset Spirals (featuring Sarah Cracknell) CD-single (Sony 2003)
  • The Benevolent Volume Lurking EP 12"/CD-single (Columbia/Sony 2003)
  • The Donca Matic Singalongs CD/LP (Columbia 2003)
  • The Duck & Cover EP 10" (Palm Beats 2003)
  • Amateur Girlfriends CD (Palm Beats 2004)
  • The Rebop by Proxy EP 10" (Palm Beats 2004)
  • BS111CD Treated Timber Resists Rot CD (Beatservice Records 2008)
  • BS118CD The Donca Matic Singalongs Revisited CD (Beatservice Records 2009)
  • BS119 Devious Dan EP Digital EP (Beatservice Records 2010)

compilation contributions

  • Dub Plates From The Lamp CD / LP (Pork 2000)
    Xploding Plastix: Lets Pretend Desperate
  • O' What A Day CD (UCM 2000)
    Xploding Plastix: Electric Things
  • scandinavian Zoom CD (YBO 2000)
    Xploding Plastix: Treat Me Mean I Need The Reputation
  • Vent 004 - A Drum'n'Bass Document CD (Tar Media Productions 2000)
    Xploding Plastix: The Beat Of The Drum / Xploding Plastix: Funnybonez and Lazylegz
  • Arctic Circles 3 (BSCD043) CD (Beatservice Records 2001)
    Xploding Plastix: 22-Carat Tear-Jerker
  • Silent Night Train (BSFREE001) CD (Beatservice Records 2001)
    Xploding Plastix: 22-Carat Tear Jerker
  • / Xploding Plastix: Relieved Beyond Repair
  • Taster: Sounds From The Funky Underground Volume 2 DCD (Chocolate Fireguard 2001)
    Xploding Plastix: Sports not Heavy Crime
  • Friendly Selection - lucid voices and lazy beats (BS052CD) CD (Beatservice Records 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: 22-Carat Tear-Jerker
  • An Introduction To Nordic Lounge CD (Dealers Of Nordic Music 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: 6 Hours Starlight
  • Cafe Electronica CD (Water Music Records 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Funnybonez & Lazylegs
  • Colors Nordic CD (Colors Sounds/Irma Group 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: More Powah To Yah
  • Fjord Focus - A Norwegian Sampler CD (The Wire 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Sports, Not Heavi Crime
  • Plastic Surgery III CD / ltd DCD (Hospital Records 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation
  • Plastic Surgery III 12" (Hospital Records 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation
  • Port Azur CD (Port Azur 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Shakedown Shutoff (live in manchester)
  • Ultimate Chill Out DCD (Water Music Records 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: 6 Hours Starlight
  • Warp Factor 4 - 2002 A Spaced Oddity CD (Gentle Fire Music Ltd 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Comatose Luck
  • Wood: Choice Cuts CD (Tar Media Productions 2002)
    Xploding Plastix: Doubletalk Gets Through To You
  • Autofil CD (Spider Management 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: Sports, Not Heavy Crime
  • Miss Lounge Universe - Scandinavia CD (Rambling Records 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: 6-Hours Starlight
  • Pure Chill Out 2 DCD (Water Music Records 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: 22-Carat Tear-Jerker
  • Scandinavian Aspects Of Jazz CD (DNM 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: Comatose Luck
  • Sivil ulyd 2 - Ingen Krig CD (Passive Fist Records 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: Joy Comes In The Morning
  • Torch CD (Six Degrees Records 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: 22-Carat Tear Jerker
  • Ultimate Lounge DCD (Water Music Records 2003)
    Xploding Plastix: Happy Jizz Girls
  • A Trip In Lounge DCD (Water Music Records 2004)
    Xploding Plastix: Behind The Eightball
  • Jazzflora CD (DNM 2004)
    Xploding Plastix: Comatose Luck
  • Millennium Jazz 5 CD (Undercover Music 2004)
    Xploding Plastix: Comatose Luck
  • Norway Now - Electronica promo CD (Music Export Norway 2004)
    Xploding Plastix: The Famous Biting Guy
  • Beatservice Jukebox - best of beatservice records (BS080DCD) DCD (Beatservice Records 2004)
    Xploding Plastix: Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation
  • Beatservice Video Jukebox - best of beatservice music videos 1994-2004 (BS080DVD) DVD (Beatservice Records 2006)
    Xploding Plastix: Devious Dan
  • / Xploding Plastix: Doubletalk Gets Thru To You / Xploding Plastix: Devious Dan / Xploding Plastix: Sports, Not Heavy Crime
  • Øyafestivalen Promo 2005 CD (Øyafestivalen/Platekompaniet 2005)
    Xploding Plastix: The Short Drop And A Sudden Stop
  • Norway Electronica 2. edition CD (Music Export Norway 2006)
    Xploding Plastix: The Short Drop and a Sudden Stop
  • Rune Lindbæk's N-Disko Mix (BS098CD) CD (Beatservice Records 2007)
    Xploding Plastix featuring Sarah Cracknell: Sunset Spirals (rune lindbæk dub)
  • Musik For Film CD (Burning Bowl Records 2008)
    Xploding Plastix: Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation (Dub Version)

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