°° Voodeux

voodeux_541.jpgDescribed as ‘Halloween on wax’ Voodeux is the human manifestation of creepy house and techno. James Watts (AKA KiloWatts) and Tanner Ross’s collaborative black magic goes back six years when they met online at a website devoted to music synths and production and have been collaborating ever since.

Despite the 300 miles that separate the two producers, modern technology keeps the pair in perfect lockstep. “We pass back and forth project files,” says Ross. “He adds to my idea and I add to his idea and the track is done” . This audio clairvoyance is the perfect example of the unconventional approach of Voodeux, and draws on genuine elements of mystery and intrigue evident in their production process. Like a ghost that only shows up once the photo develops there is a presence on their production that is greater than the sum of its parts.

The Voodeux project’s public metamorphosis began with The Curse EP, which came out last year on Mothership. Off the back of the success of this EP, label honcho Claude VonStroke suggested an album along the same spooky theme. Referring to the name of the project Tanner explains: ‘At the time I was watching this crazy ass video of Screaming Jay Hawkins doing “I Put A Spell On You” and he was dressed up in this wild Voodoo type costume and I thought… “THATS IT! VOODOO”

Previously, Tanner Ross, a music synthesis major at esteemed music school Berklee in Boston, had met Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke at WMC 06 and gone on to remix monster classic ‘Who’s Afraid Of Detroit’ on dirtybird. ‘Claude VonStroke showed me the light!’ he jokes, but clearly a reciprocal admiration in each others work paved the way for further alliance. Tanner Ross is also known for his and KiloWatts remix of Lovely Day on OM Records and the hugely popular Lower Allston EP (under his Marcel Wave moniker) on Freerange. He is a self -confessed vintage horror film aficionado.

Jamie Watts (AKA KiloWatts) is an accomplished producer with a formidable discography spanning labels like Artificial Music Machine, Harmonious Discord, Thoughtless Music and his own outlet KilloWatts Music. He has produced five full albums to date, embodying several different projects and styles.

His work embraces the bulk of electronic genres, including breaks, IDM, techno, and downtempo. Full of visionary dimensions, he fuses together a dexterous knowledge of sound synthesis, deep emotional articulation, and solid melodic intuition. His fluency in piano is evident throughout his work, as is his penchant for jazzy riffs, intelligent structure, wistful melodies, and an often cheeky take on the current state and history of electronic music as a whole.

The result of this potent concoction of the pair’s influences and technical wizardry is a hypnotic spell over the senses shrouded in suspense and the unexpected. Resonate with a modern day soundtrack to a slasher movie, Voodeux are about to creep under your skin with a chilling tale of eerie house and minimal techno that will haunt you long after you’ve left the club.


Voodeux "The Paranormal" Promo Mix


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°° mothership Phase Two

Cat-N°: MSHIP036
Due: February, 2011
mothership Phase Two

°° Italoboyz -Bla Bla Bla Remixed

Cat-N°: MSHIP030
Due: March, 2010
1.Taka Taka Tashh (Dandy Jack and the Latin Lava – Favela remix)

2. Oh Mio Dio (Das Krause Duo on Paris-Dakar rework)

3. Edo Breiss (Narcotic Syntax Sir Breiss rmx)

4. Taka Taka Tashhh (Veztax remix)

5. Oh Mio Dio (Veztax remix)

6. L'Anagramme ( Remix)

7. Chinese (ELVIS.T made in China remix)

8. Chinese (Terry Tu speaks Chinese remix)

°° Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos/G Things

Cat-N°: MSHIP031
Due: March 24, 2010
1. Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos - G Things
2. Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos - Sedara

°° Phase One

Cat-N°: MSHIP029
Due: Feb. 24th. 2010
1 Italoboyz - Victor Casanova
2 Monty Luke and Tasho - Paranoid
3 P. Toile - Piano Piano
4 Catz n Dogz - Sunset in the East
(Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts remix)
5 Italoboyz - Bahia
6 Voodeux - Just A Spoonful
7 Rodriguez Jr. - Pina Colada
8 Maetrik - Sex With Bass
9 Claude VonStroke - Scarlett Macaw
10 Voodeux - The Curse
11 James Braun and Dan M. - Lessons Part 1
12 Rusty James - Stop Lying
13 Monty Lukes Mix

°° Voodeux - The Paranormal Remixes

Cat-N°: MSHIP026
Due: October, 2009
1. Voodeux- The Paranormal (Maetrik Remix)
2. Voodeux - Dead End Motel (Ryan Crosson's Back to Shuffle Remix)
3. Voodeux- The Paranormal (Gadi Mizrahi's Wolf + Lamb Remix)
4. Voodeux - Heebie Jeebies (JPLS Remix)
5. Voodeux- Skeleton Key (Craig Kuna and Roman Stange's Has Drugs On It Remix)
6. Voodeux - Enter The Voo (Eskmo Remix)

°° James Braun & Dan M - Lessons EP

Cat-N°: MSHIP020
Due: June 2009
A: Lessons Part 1
A2: Lessons Part 2
B: Lessons AFFKT Remix

°° Voodeux - The Paranormal
CD/Triple Pack Vinyl

Cat-N°: MSHIP019CD
Due: June 10th. 2009
1.The End
2.Just A Spoonful
3.Enter The Voo
4.Heebie Jeebiez
6.The Third Floor
7.Frank The Janitor
8.The Paranormal
9.Skeleton Key
10.Deadend Motel

°° Voodeux - Just A Spoonful

Cat-N°: MSHIP018
Due: May 2009
A: Just A Spoonful
B: Deadend Motel

°° Voodeux - Bones EP
(Bones / Skeleton Key)

Cat-No: MSHIP015
Due: February 14th 2009
A1: Bones
B1: Skeleton Key


°° Voodeux - The Curse

Cat-No: MSHIP 003
Due: October 22nd 2007
A1: The Curse
B1: The Spell
B2: The Curse - Mike Shannon Remix

Voodeux NEWS

°° Voodeux Running Open Lab At DEMF

May 13th, 2009

After months of preparation, Boston techno duo Voodeux will be debuting their first ever live set at the C Pop Gallery on Friday May 22nd. during DEMF (see link below). With the help of the new Open Labs revolutionary … °°More

°° Voodeux Interview

April 29th, 2009

Tanner Ross and James Watts make up the creepy techno duo called, “Voodeux.” These east coast tech wizards are debuting their first album on mothership this June. °°More