PAX & PRY SPECIAL PROJECTS (2008)

In 2008, we were asked by DJ Sjeng Stokkink to work on a remix project of his: Dutch Rare Groove. The idea was that there would be a compilation of 2 records: one with old original Dutch Funk Grooves, the other one with remixes (from the same tracks) by contemporary artists. We managed to produce a song for the Dutch Rare Groove Vol II album: Watchu Dreamin’ Of.

Both of the albums were released on CD by the Dutch label Supertracks in 2008.

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That same year our friend Arts The Beatdoctor asked us if he could do a remix of the song Sleep, which was on the A Day At The Office album. It turned out to be our best sold Pax & Pry tune.

Sleep ended up on the Progressiosn EP from Arts The Beatdoctor, which was released as a 45 RPM vinyl by the US label Beats Broke in 2008.

ILLICIT – THE END FT. RAS & ONE LOVE (2007)

In 2006 we had the honour to tour Germany with the US band Arrested Development. At some point in the night in Berlin, we decided to record vocals with those guys over one of the instrumentals we did for the Phase 3 EP. So we hooked up with our friend Jochen in his Friedrichshain based studio for a late night session. Luckily we got it all on camera!

The End was exclusively released as a video in 2007.

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PAX & PRY – A DAY AT THE OFFICE (2007)

Pax and I always worked together as a songwriting team. We felt the urge to also do something with produced beats, next to working with the live crew Illicit. Out of that idea grew Pax & Pry. The first album we did was A Day At The Office, and was fully recorded by ourselves at our home studio.

We released it without a label in 2007, as 300 hand-numbered vinyl copies. The release party was the only Pax & Pry live show ever.

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ILLICIT – PHASE 3 (2007)

Our label Pottpeople wanted to release Phase 3 and 16 Bars from our debut album Cheap Propaganda on vinyl. For the B side we deceided to record some insrumentals at the Pottpeople studio in Oberhausen, Germany. This became the Phase 3 EP, which was released on vinyl by Pottpeople that year.

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ILLICIT – CHEAP PROPAGANDA (2006)

By 2005 Illicit was brought down to 5 members: PAX (vocals), me (guitars), Pieter De graaf (keys), Freek Cerutti (bass) and Bram Hakkens (drums).

Together we decided to record our first (and only) full album together with producer Caspar Wijnberg. Next to some songs we had worked on before going into the studio, we also have some spontaneous jams on the album, such as 16 Bars, Natotela, Be A Man and Stay Put.

Cheap Propaganda was released on CD in 2006 by the German label Pottpeople.

207 (2006)

Around 2005/2006, the Utrecht hiphop scene was alive, with the 207 crew (PAX, Reazun, Atactic, Perceptie and DJ Mseize) being part of its core members, we jammed a lot and held sessions in my studio.

For Girly Pants I delivered the beat, Nighty Night was recorded together in a late night session. Girly Pants has never been released so far (apart from the 207 live shows), Nighty Night ended up as a hidden track on their Enjeweet EP.

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ILLICIT EP’S (2002 & 2003)

Illicit was formed back in 2002 as a live hip hop crew. We played shows all over the Netherlands, Belgium and were especially active in Germany. Before we made our first full album (Cheap Propaganda, 2006) we released 2 EP’s: Illicit in 2002 and Epiphany in 2003. Here you’ll find a selection of songs from those tapes.