Londoner Julian Cox is Moving Shadow's gentle giant. Signed to the label
Spring 1996, he quickly established himself as a vital force on the
roster. He comes to Drum 'n' Bass via a broad apprenticeship - he dabbled
with Techno, releasing a collection of LPs and singles as TLM; had a
fruitful partnership with vocalist Jonathan Thompson back in the early
nineties on a funk-soul-jazz tip; and is an accomplished percussionist
and keyboard player.
His first release on Moving Shadow was 'Pipe Dreams' (Shadow88), followed
by the Flytronix remix of (Shadow 88R) with the bonus track 'Temple
Ball'. The wickedly catchy bassline of 'Pipe Dreams' had punters red
faced in record shops as they tried to hum it to the bloke behind the
Our new school beat junky was soon commissioned by Belgium's esteemed
R&S Records to remix Ken Ishii's 'Echo Exit', which topped all DJ return
In house, he has reworked Mastermind's 'Summer Fresh' (Shadow 95R) by
(guesting on MS from Renegade / Trouble on Vinyl) and, released on Substance
Records, a track by jazzy drum 'n' bass boy James Hardway.
Julians last 12" release was 'The Mission/The More I See You' (Shadow105),
a more than worthy follow-up to his brilliant debut full of smooth jazzy
keyboards and gorgeous chord changes. This received an ultra funky remix
of 'The More I see You' (AC105) by the extremely talented 'Urban Flavour'
'Abracada' also appeared on the remix and has since gone on to appear
on the forthcoming Playstation game 'Rollcage'.
Influential artists that he cites include Miles Davis, Roy Ayers, George
Duke, Dr. John, Andy Weatherall, Fabio and De La Soul.