Overnight success is a rare and elusive beast, though anyone might think that’s exactly what happened to the hitherto unknown Murphy Jax when his Mike Dunn endorsed debut release, “It’s The Music,” hit us with all the polish and verve of a seasoned veteran late last year. The truth is that the Berlin based producer had already been making music for several years, having released under a variety of names before settling on the Murphy Jax handle. Evoking the pure strains of Chicago house with a healthy serving of disco, Jax has been steadily turning on new fans with each release, so far gracing the likes of Clone’s Jack For Daze imprint, Turbo and My Favorite Robot.
He is also behind the monthly radio show/podcast No More Pop where Jax and occasional guests lay down mixes both forward thinking and nostalgic, just for the sheer fun of it. LWE got in touch with Murphy to find out about his affinity for Chicago house and the journey that lead him there. We also coaxed out a hot mix of acid house that stretches from the early days of the little silver box and heads off far in to the future, making our 103rd exclusive podcast a freshly minted future classic.
[read the interview here]
01. Adonis, “Lost In The Sound” [Trax Records]
02. Farm Boy, “Move” [D.J. International Records]
03. Mink, “What Does It Take” [Sound Pak]
04. Murphy Jax, “Untitled” [white]
05. The Six Brown Brothers, “City Hall” [Serious Records]
06. Actual Guy, “Acid Emotion” [CNR Records]
07. Adonis, “Reck The Joint” [Black Market International]
08. Jared Wilson, “This Love” 
09. Phuture, “Rise From Your Grave” [Strictly Rhythm]
10. Phuture, “Phuture Jacks” [Trax Records]
11. MC B., “Aquarius” [Dance Street Records]
(Source: Little White Earbuds)