Category Archives: X-Press 2

Adored And Explored


Marc Almond
“Adored And Explored”
1995 Mercury (UK)
MERCD 431 / MERDD 431

01 Adored And Explored (7″ Edit)
02 The User
03 Loveless World
04 Adored And Explored (Andy Meecham’s Slow Fat Dub)
05 Adored And Explored (Beatmasters 12″ Take 1 Mix)
06 Adored And Explored (Andy Meecham’s Big Long Club Mix)
07 Adored And Explored (X-Press 2 Extremexcess Mix)
08 Adored And Explored (Kung Fu Mix)

“Adored And Explored” was the first single released in advance of Marc Almond’s ninth solo album, “Fantastic Star.” Featuring remixes by Beatmasters, Andy Meecham, X-Press 2, and Messiah, “Adored And Explored” reached 25 on the UK Singles Chart. Unique tracks from both CD singles are consolidated here.

Say What!


X-Press 2
“Say What!”
1993 Junior Boy’s Own (UK)

01 Say What! (London Underground Mix)
02 Say What! (London Underground Edit)
03 Say What! (A Dub For Junior)
04 Say What! (Platform Three Mix)

“Say What!” is the third single produced by Darren ‘Diesel’ House, Darren ‘Rocky’ Rock, and Ashley Beedle as X-Press 2.

London X-Press + Muzik X-Press


01 London X-Press (The Journey Continues)
02 London X-Press (London Disco Dub)
03 London X-Press (The Repriseapella)
04 Muzik X-Press (Club Mix)
05 Muzik X-Press (Rock 2 House Mix)
06 Muzik X-Press (Sound Factory Dub)

INFO > This French CD single combines the first two singles produced by X-Press 2: Rocky (Darren Rock), Diesel (Darren House), and Ashley Beedle. “Muzik X-Press” (1992) and “London X-Press” (1993) represent two examples of the best in quality British house.

You’re Not Alone (UK Promo)


01 You’re Not Alone (Radio Edit) 03:50
02 You’re Not Alone (X-Press 2’s Vocal Voyage) 12:23
03 You’re Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Remix) 08:06
04 You’re Not Alone (Nightmares On Wax Remix) 07:04
05 You’re Not Alone (Black Olive’s End Of Time Mix) 06:41
06 You’re Not Alone (Roni Size Remix) 06:41

INFO > Olive comprised former Simply Red keyboardist Tim Kellet, one-time Nightmares On Wax programmer Robin Taylor-Firth, and vocalist Ruth-Ann Boyle. Breakbeat anthem “You’re Not Alone” was the trio’s second single; not particularly successful upon its initial release in 1996, the tune would find greater success when remixed and reissued the following year. Varying from the commercial CD release, this promo includes the full-length X-Press 2 remix, which is digitally exclusive to the disc.

DJ Duke – Blow Your Whistle

DJ Duke
“Blow Your Whistle”
1993 FFRR Records (US)
697 120 017-2

01. Blow Your Whistle (Radio Edit) 02:48
02. Blow Your Whistle (Original Mix) 11:13
03. Blow Your Whistle (Death To Digifunk Mix) 08:19
04. Blow Your Whistle (US Tribal Groove) 07:06
05. Blow Your Whistle (UK Hard House Mix) 05:59

INFO > DJ Duke scored a massive international hit in 1993 with this New York style, tribal house anthem. This US release features two exclusive mixes, along with X-Press 2’s ‘Death To Digifunk’ rework.