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The best kept secret in music


See: http://www.igloomag.com/document.php?task=view&id=468&category=features


"DXM’s sound has a pleasant 80’s European electronica influence. Watery, shimmering melodies feel bright and hopeful like drinking a cup of strong tea with lemon, light but forceful. A reliable beat manifested toward the end of his time that got sexier and sexier and then stopped. What would a bright and hopeful sexy mix sound like? We’ll have to keep listening to him to find out. " - Igloomag.com

See: http://www.igloomag.com/document.php?task=view&id=700&category=features


"DXM played a fantastic set, one that both surprised me and confirmed my thoughts that he and Kurt (Buddy System/Pedal) are two Austin artists that are going to jump to insane levels of production/quality in the very near future (opinion of course, and a biased one, as I think highly of them both, but every time I see either of them play, it gets better and better). DXM's set was nicely dancy/rhythmic, crossing into the techno (as a specific genre of 4-4 electronic dance music) sound that I love." - Igloomag.com


Tapestry (LP / 1997)
Live at KVRX (LP / 1998)
Modern Yellows (EP / 1999)
Out the Closed Window Music (LP / 2001)
West Lynn (LP / 2005)

All self-released.

(A video produced by the Industry of Light for a DXM track can be found here: http://www.whitedevildesign.com/movresidoox.html )


Feeling a bit camera shy


DXM (Josh Knowles) approaches musical performance with a programmer's mind. He codes some of his own insturments and tools from scratch and fits this experimentation solidly on top of bangin' beats and catchy synth melodies and riffs. Depending on the mood, he can pile on a dense mash of throbbing beats or break sound down into the finest particles -- often swinging across the entire range gracefully in a single set.

In the past few years Josh has opened for DAT Politics, Cex, Cylob, Andreas Tilliander, Machine Drum, Mr. Projectile, and the Kronos Quartet (amongst many other performances). Through 2004 and 2005 he also ran his own popular series of live electronic music events in Austin called "Oscillate Night," bringing to Austin live electronic performers from all over the world including Legowelt, Cylob, Girl Talk, Deceptikon, Orgue Electronique, and more. (More about that at http://www.frescher.com/ )

Josh also performs more experimental microsound sets as The Clearing Stages.

In addition to performing live, Josh has also given presentations on digital audio synthesis and live laptop performance techinque at the University of Texas Convergeant Media Program, the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, and the Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA). He was also a Director at AMODA for three years.

Josh holds an honors B.A. in literature and creative writing from the University of Texas and will enter NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program in Fall 2005.