After releasing the Lee jenningsest EP on Never Say Die, Neonix dropped by to discuss their production, play Red Rocks and much more!
Neonix had a booming year and continued to provide its growing fan base with hard-hitting bass tracks. Building on last year’s momentum, Neonix wasted no time and entered the year with his Lee jenningser PE which produced wild leads like “Space Porn” and “Dig it. “He then released Lee’s bands to Cyclops Recordings and returned on tour, taking the stage at the Red Red Rocks Amphitheater to support Svdden Death and performing in support of MUST DIE! also.
One thing is certain, the bass community revolves around this talented producer and his creative songs. Now Neonix ends his year with The Lee Jenningsest PE, now available on Never Say Die. This EP completes the trilogy started with its Lee jennings PE, which released in 2020 on Never Say Die: Black Label – and its four tracks feature some of the most innovative sound designs we’ve heard all year, especially on “look This” and “The water Low. “
After leaving Lee Jenningsest EP and seeing Neonix’s rise to the bass scene, we knew we had to chat with him about the birth of this new EP, playing Red Rocks, and more. Check out the release on Spotify, download or broadcast it on your favorite platform, and read on for the conversation!
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Hi Neonix, thanks for chatting with us! Let’s talk about your latest version The Lee Jenningsest EP, now available on Never Say Die. This is your second EP on Never Say Die this year. What was the process behind this EP and was it different from your previous albums?
With this EP I really wanted to expand the style palette across the board, whereas with the previous ones I was more or less just rolling with the punches. The most recent EP was definitely a big step forward in terms of what people might expect from me, but I’m glad the music doesn’t necessarily hold me back to one or two styles in the future.
The Lee Jenningsest EP is the third and final chapter in this EP saga, which plays with your real name. What is the general feeling you have around this end of the saga?
It’s bittersweet, yunno! I had a lot of fun writing these guys, and I think they do a good job of showing that you don’t necessarily have to take yourself too seriously or have a cohesive single vision to present. They were meant to serve as vessels for which I can be myself, and while they are completed, that feeling will stay with me forever.
One of my favorite tracks from the EP is “Pornograffiti”. You’ve mixed up a ton of different styles into one effortlessly single track. What’s your production process like when you create a song like this?
Honestly, âPornograffitiâ was a bit of a weird process because it came out of nowhere. I listen to a lot of UKG / house in my spare time so the track originally started out as a UKG tune until I dropped it at half time. From there, I think I mostly tried to implement all of my usual staples into the groove.
At the beginning of the year, you played for the first time at the Red Rocks in b2b with Syzy. How was this experience of playing in such an emblematic place?
IT WAS AMAZING. I have to yell at Svdden Death for being a sexy big boy and making us come out for that one. It was in my opinion the dubstep super bowl of the year.
As we close 2021, do you have any goals you would like to achieve in 2022 that you are already thinking about?
I would really like to get into the release of other genres. It seems like everyone has dug my UKG / home business so I think maybe I should pull the trigger on that.
Last question, what advice can you give to maintain a soft mustache like yours?
Au Naturel baby !!! Just be sure to prune it maybe once a month and keep twisting the ends from the time you start growing it until it becomes a habit.