The East Side Boogie EP is a six track 12"/digital release by DMX Krew. The release begins with the remix and, then next, the original version of the title track, "East Side Boogie." The original is pure electro-boogie at its finest. Through the use of vintage drum machines, vocoder, and synths, the track could easily be classified as a lost 80s classic, within the same vein of artists like Formula V, Zapp, or Kleeer. The remix, on the other hand, is a modern, bass heavy take on the original. While preserving a similar old school ethic, this remix adds some new school flavor. The third track titled "Surf Squad" takes a departure to a more chilled out, cosmic-electro territory; a true beachside anthem for a digital era. More geared toward the dance floor, "Turing Test" is another instrumental electro jaunt with its deep punchy bass and stabbing synths. The alluringly haunting "No More Bad Dreams" is reminiscent of a synth-pop lullaby, a rarity in the electronic consciousness. “Mind Bombs” ends the outing with a slow pummeling of sub heavy bass and synth melody.
DMX Krew (also known as EDMX) is the recording name of Ed Upton. The first DMX Krew release was 1995's "Got You On My Mind" on Dutch label DAP, and this was followed in 1996 by "Sound Of The Street" on Aphex Twin's label Rephlex. This record hinted at what was to come with its mix of instrumental electro, synthpop and techno made on vintage equipment. Ed has since released 11 full length LPs, and even more EPs/ singles under the DMX Krew moniker, and countless others under different aliases. He has performed all around the world both as a DJ and as a live act, including several US tours with and without the Rephlex crew, most of western and northern Europe and a lot of eastern Europe too, and numerous tours in Japan. Ed DMX resides in London where he makes music, and still performs live most weekends in different parts of the world.