Few have set ablaze the Swedish House movement with more consistency than young Stockholm tune monger Adrian Lux. But having led the way with some truly impressive singles over the past year, his highly anticipated self-titled debut album for Ultra Records proves itself well aligned with the hype that has establish Lux as a definitive new school leader. While his breakthrough outing ‘Teenage Crime’ is still a heavy-set contender amid the album’s collective force, Lux’s juggling of the emotive vocal anthem and the vivacious instrumental ensemble marks a record of diverse quality and almost unlimited capabilities.
But collecting such vocal assets as Rebecca & Fiona and the familiar stylings of Lune, there is an inoffensive courtship between his eclectic club cuts and ear for a solid top line that reigns supreme throughout this sterling debut full-length. Add latest single ‘Burning’ alongside Dante and a sneaky homage to his heavyweight peers with ‘Leave The World Behind’ and it is evident that Lux has truly tailored his universal appeal to a very wholehearted agenda. The proof remains in this solid endeavour of rigorous studio work and carefully coordinated instalments of inspired Progressive House music.
Words by Dan Carter