Dave Aju - X17 - Elbow Grease

  • Dave Aju - X17 - Elbow Grease

West Coast mainstay maverick Dave Aju launches his anticipated new artist imprint Elbow Grease with this timelessly sublime dance floor trip, dripping with outer-space soul and deep ocean-floor sonics. “X17”, a reference to the hypothetical particle and potential Fifth Force discovery, is equal parts warm and cold, smooth and ruff, as a raw UR-schooled electro rhythm base plows through various known musical barriers, adorned with worldly percussion hits, moving synth textures, subtle jazz motifs and vocal incantations.

As one of the last sonic transmissions put to tape at the mighty yet now-defunct Machine Limited/G-Son Studios of the Beastie Boys’ fame and legacy in Atwater Village LA, it’s fit with a solid spine via a driven TR-909, lush OB-Xa leads and PolySix pads, a serpentine SH-101 arp and tight Linn Drum layers. The generously unfolding “Main Mix” is accompanied by both a potent “Rhythm Dub” stripped back for maximum impact, and an ambient high “Viiibe” version offering a more immersive listen and alternative options for adventurous DJs to work into a mix as they feel. A fine intro to the genre-defiant, focus-on-each-piece Elbow Grease credo.

Limited to 300 copies.


  1. X17 (Main Mix)
  2. X17 (Rhythm Dub)
  3. X17 (Viiibe)
  • Product Code: EG01
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 16.90€

  • Ex Tax: 16.90€

Related Products

The Advent - Life Cycles - Cultivated Electronics

The Advent - Life Cycles - Cultivated Electronics

The Advent (Cisco Ferreira) delivers his first full-length Electro album in 17 years. Released this ..

26.90€ Ex Tax: 26.90€

Egyptian Lover - 1985 - Egyptian Empire Records

Egyptian Lover - 1985 - Egyptian Empire Records

Killer album from the west coast godfather of electro. NEW MINT SEALED WAREHOUSE COPIES.Essenti..

34.90€ Ex Tax: 34.90€

Morphology - The Dark Wheel - Cultivated Electronics

Morphology - The Dark Wheel - Cultivated Electronics

Morphology return to Cultivated Electronics with the follow up to their 2017 EP ‘Mind Stealers’ (CE0..

12.90€ Ex Tax: 12.90€

DeFekt - Don't Stop - Winthorpe Electronics

DeFekt - Don't Stop - Winthorpe Electronics

Fresh from his recent Feel My Bicep collaboration with Extrawelt, the tireless Irish electro advocat..

10.90€ Ex Tax: 10.90€

Elecktroids - Elektroworld 2xLP - Clone Classic Cuts

Elecktroids - Elektroworld 2xLP - Clone Classic Cuts

Since its initial release on Warp Records in 1995, the Elecktroids sole album has become one of the ..

27.90€ Ex Tax: 27.90€

Redray - Technology Machine - Jack Playmobil

Redray - Technology Machine - Jack Playmobil

Westcoast/K-1 like electro from analog local hero RedrayCovert art made by the artist himself !limit..

18.90€ Ex Tax: 18.90€

Freq444 - Lost Flight EP - Ampere Records - PRE-ORDER ITEM

Freq444 - Lost Flight EP - Ampere Records - PRE-ORDER ITEM

Lost Flight, freq444’s debut EP on Ampere Records, is an envisioning of the period it was created: a..

10.90€ Ex Tax: 10.90€

Transparent Sound - Night & Day - Transparent Sound

Transparent Sound - Night & Day - Transparent Sound

Orson Bramley's longstanding electro alias Transparent Sound looks back into the vaults for this lon..

16.90€ Ex Tax: 16.90€

Solar Suite - Slingshot - On rotation

Solar Suite - Slingshot - On rotation

We are proud to present the 2nd release on our label by our good friend Solar Suite, with a remix fr..

15.90€ Ex Tax: 15.90€

Tags: Dave, Aju, X17, Elbow, Grease