WHO IS REX THE DOG? (ideas, NOW)

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because on another messageboard some dude is trying to tell me that it's Dave Clarke, and that he knows for certain.

I am dubious. Could Dave Clarke ever do a remix like that "Heartbeats" one, that's not a quality thing either, I mean stylistically I can't imagine it.

Another dude on the same board thinks Liam Howlett! Has the world GONE MAD?

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Crispian Mills

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Paul Weller?

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Rex The Dog is rumoured to be a very well known producer from London who has to remain nameless for now.

His e-mail address is rexthedog@d-e-f.com so why don't you mail and ask him (her?) yourself?

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:41 (sixteen years ago) link

RICHARD X

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:42 (sixteen years ago) link

haha norman cook

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:42 (sixteen years ago) link

You can download the video here, by the way.

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I just emailed and asked if he was Paul Weller.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Forthcoming remixes: The Knife, Prodigy, Depeche Mode.

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Middleton the most plausible one so far still?

teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Dubplatestyle: i'm sorry, i still think its ewan pearson
Ronan909: me too
Ronan909: i don't believe mayer
Ronan909: i think it'd be ideal for him too
Ronan909: he doesn't want to make his artist album as
Ronan909: "ewan pearson"
Dubplatestyle: yeah it sounds like he just got caught out needed to make an excuse
Ronan909: so create a new alias and get a buzz
Ronan909: it sounds far too like pearson not be be him

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:53 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't get the Pearson thing - 'Heartbeats' remix seems lot more hyper than everything else i've heard him rework (the only remix of his i really like is the Rapture one tho)

teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:55 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm going to Resfest this weekend so maybe i will meet him!

teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:56 (sixteen years ago) link

"Rex the Dog -- which is, according to M Mayer, not Ewan Pearson."

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:57 (sixteen years ago) link

the depeche mode remix is quite good. have people been talking about all the DM remixes somewhere on ilm?

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 10:08 (sixteen years ago) link

I think it's Trevor Jackson. The Underdog, remember?

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 10:09 (sixteen years ago) link

no chance of it being Lu Cont i suppose

teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 10:47 (sixteen years ago) link

on the Blue Room on radio 1 after playing Heartbeats Rob Da Bank said it was, from memory some guy previously know for doing cheesy dance called i think jay e

marc read, Tuesday, 28 September 2004 11:44 (sixteen years ago) link

haha, could be JX!

teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 11:45 (sixteen years ago) link

John Peel! Howard Stern! Rush Limbaugh!

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:30 (sixteen years ago) link

chewshabadoo otm

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:32 (sixteen years ago) link

i thought from day one it was ewan pearson but i'm not quite so sure now. whatever, it is deffo, deffo, deffo NOT dave clarke!

it's funny, i don't pparticularly like rex the dog i thought 'prototype' was awful) but it has been bugging me too for ages to know who it actually is.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Daniel Miller

(he did do that Kreisel 99 7" with Fehlmann)

Chester Benetton (Andy K), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:48 (sixteen years ago) link

...and "Rex" remixed DM's Photographic...

Chester Benetton (Andy K), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:50 (sixteen years ago) link

...and the new Client single...

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:51 (sixteen years ago) link

"shrouded in mysetery" in the new ubermarketing

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:52 (sixteen years ago) link

*mystery*, even

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Google reveals that he is almost certainly english:

Domain name: REXTHEDOG.NET

Registrant:
Rex The Dog
c/o Get Online
Unit 12D
Adlington Park
Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4PZ
GB

Jacob (Jacob), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:05 (sixteen years ago) link

No, it's Moby!

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:15 (sixteen years ago) link

a) same management
b) Mute connection

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:19 (sixteen years ago) link

It's 'Roadblock' all over again - Pete Waterman proving he's cooler than all of you.

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:20 (sixteen years ago) link

REX THE DOG sounds like a Moby alias too
and it'd make sense since nobody listens to Moby or even take him seriously anymore

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

c) has remixed The Prodigy before
d) has a history of making up aliases

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

What do I win?

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

The Moby back catalog!!

lucky you

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Trevor Jackson is the best suggestion so far.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:29 (sixteen years ago) link

The press blurbs say Rex is from London. Factor in multiple Mute connections. It all points to Miller.

Chester Benetton (Andy K), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:30 (sixteen years ago) link

...and his record bag the past three years has been roughly 25% Kompakt and Kompakt-related.

Chester Benetton (Andy K), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:30 (sixteen years ago) link

i think the Moby thing is closest, if not the answer
people who shroud an alias in mystery like this usually have something (cred) to lose if their real identity gets out
i mean seriously, what self respecting DJ would play a new moby 12" ?

the rest of these don't have much to hide
maybe fatboy, but he's kinda paved his way back into "cool" lately

who else has crossed over into mainstream pop to the detriment of his underground credentials?

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Rex The Dog turning out to be Moby would make this all so hilariously worth it.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:34 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't think trevor jackson would go near the rex the dog cover artwork

tricky disco (disco stu), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Röyksopp is also with DEF Management, and they're Scandinavian like The Knife. Possibly based in London as well.

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:43 (sixteen years ago) link

it's not miller, it's......martin gore!

tricky disco (disco stu), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:45 (sixteen years ago) link

i haven't heard rex the dog.

mark bell?

tricky disco (disco stu), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Richard D. James!

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I know we've got this rumour about the London thing but is it too obvious to suggest that Rex The Dog might be Felix Da Housecat?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Bono!

rentboy (rentboy), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:51 (sixteen years ago) link

they said he was English, ruling out Moby, Felix, Ewan...not that any sane person would consider it to be any of them for even a second (ok, except Ewan)

Brigadier Rainham Steele, Mrs (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 13:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Is there not any logic in my reasoning?

Chester Benetton (Andy K), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 14:04 (sixteen years ago) link

yes! but i don't know who he is for shame...big name enough?

Brigadier Rainham Steele, Mrs (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 14:06 (sixteen years ago) link

i watched that video twice and i still have no idea what the song sounds like!

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Monday, 7 August 2006 05:26 (fourteen years ago) link

unless it sounds like that, and sucks

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Monday, 7 August 2006 05:27 (fourteen years ago) link

from http://www.rexthedog.net/news_2006.htm:

June 27th 2006

NEW TUNE!

We made a new tune and we tried it out for the first time this weekend in Macedonia. Here is a movie clip, there was one special guy who seemed to be satisfied, he comes in about 2/3 of the way. Special thanks to this guy!

kit brash (kit brash), Monday, 7 August 2006 07:40 (fourteen years ago) link

I wonder how hard this album will be hyped by the UK press?

fandango (fandango), Monday, 7 August 2006 08:58 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Has there been any discussion of the "Circulate" single? It's pretty great. More Italo-y/John-Carpenter-Soundtrack-y than past stuff I think. Reminds me of that "Testarossa Autodrive" song by Kavinsky.

Ben Boyerrr, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 16:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I don’t think you could get more Italo sounding. I dig it from a style perspective and like most Rex tracks its a true centerpiece track for club play but it really doesn’t go anywhere new.

The flip, Italian Blonde is interesting. It sounds as if it could’ve been released on a スーパー ユーロビート compilation, which I’m into. Certainly not for everyone though.

Mr. Goodman, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 16:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Oops. Super Eurobeat compilation.

Mr. Goodman, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

ten months pass...

Rex The Dog will release his debut album on Hundehaus on September 1, 2008.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=9480
Rex The Dog will release The Rex The Dog Show on September 1, 2008 on Hundehaus.

this doggie done good...

listen to tracks:
http://www.myspace.com/rexthedog1980

djmartian, Sunday, 27 July 2008 12:26 (twelve years ago) link

Seven pre-released tracks including two ancient remixes = LAME.

Matt DC, Sunday, 27 July 2008 21:48 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe it was uplinked here, but here's Rex The Dog presenting a hilarious puppet show playing the rejected Rex The Dog remix of Goldfrapp's "Happiness"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hEEd5N91hw

Mackro Mackro, Sunday, 27 July 2008 22:36 (twelve years ago) link

xp ancient is right.... we've been waiting for this for what 5 years????

winston, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

He told me in early 2006 that he was planning on working on an album next.

energy flash gordon, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 04:48 (twelve years ago) link

and I think there were only two singles out then? this thread's not even four years old, let alone five.

energy flash gordon, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 04:52 (twelve years ago) link

'prototype' came out start of '04

haitch, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 05:28 (twelve years ago) link

Sorry, eight pre-released tracks, I didn't notice Prototype on there. This will be fine for the majority of people who won't have heard RTD before, but if it's coming out on Hundehaus how many of those will there actually be?

I can't work out how this possibly took so long. Maybe he's just a painfully slow worker, or he ran out of ideas, or he couldn't find anyone to release it over the last two or three years, or a combination of all three.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 08:44 (twelve years ago) link

the new tracks would seem to indicate "ran out of ideas"

lex pretend, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 08:50 (twelve years ago) link

lol, surely he only had 1 idea in the first place. and it was a good idea! just not a whole-album idea.

jabba hands, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 08:53 (twelve years ago) link

it took years for Alan Braxe & Fred Falke to release an album too and when they did it didn't even have a bunch of new tracks on it.

blueski, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 10:20 (twelve years ago) link

lol, surely he only had 1 idea in the first place. and it was a good idea! just not a whole-album idea.

it was a two-fold idea: I was disappointed when he said "album," cos I thought "no! go on releasing enormous squelchy analogue bangers b/w beautiful sad upbeat dance songs about death FOREVER"

greatest hits approach is a perfectly sensible way to go (and Italian Skyline always sounded like an album track), he just should have held back the two remixes for a remix comp in the future

energy flash gordon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 04:39 (twelve years ago) link

He's always worked at a pace of one single a year hasn't he*? an album three or two years ago might just have had lame half-arsed filler, whereas this might have good filler.

*nb check the video for Close To My Heart - at one point he's in a prison/mental hospital cell watching some of his own animations on telly, proto-Rex!

energy flash gordon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 04:49 (twelve years ago) link

8 minute album megamix available to mailing list subscribers and the radio megamix is online again.
given that i have come late to this party, the album has jumped straight to the top of my looking forward to list.

mark e, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:32 (twelve years ago) link

so who IS rex the dog anyway?

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

His "press releases" are hilarious.

ana, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

haha, could be JX!
-- teh pow! (blueski), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 11:45 (3 years ago) Link

Funny

Allen, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

1988 "minimix" on his website is pretty cool

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really understand who's zoomin' who here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JX_(artist)

CharlieNo4, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

Alright just realized all this has been discussed here 3 years ago. Please ignore me

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

i want that Goldfrapp remix

blueski, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

All of a sudden in the record racks I see a Rex the Dog album.

Surprised that no one here has been all over it but simultaneously not surprised.

Is it any good then?

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 22 September 2008 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

there is little new on it, and what's old is cut down radio edits, so not much chat about it.

ace all the same

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Monday, 22 September 2008 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

I might get it then on a "nice to have it all in one place" basis.

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 22 September 2008 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

^^

That's its purpose for sure, although I do like the new tracks.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

nah it's just pointless and feels 4 years overdue. the radio edits all feel as though they end too soon, and the best of the new tracks (all, like, three of them?) is 'adequate'. get the full-length originals off beatport or somewhere, though i guess anyone familiar with rex the dog in the first place would already have them.

lex pretend, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

I like how he's kept up the anonymous thing. I expect a k-punk coverstory in The Wire on how radical and subversive RtD and Burial are.

byebyepride, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

b-but, didn't Burial out himself?

I know, right?, Monday, 22 September 2008 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

His remix of Triangle Walls by Fever Ray is probably the best thing he's done since his 2004 heyday. He still only has one trick but that trick feels... relevant again?

Tuncay Stryder (Matt DC), Sunday, 23 August 2009 23:53 (eleven years ago) link

bubblicious is up there with his best

NI, Monday, 24 August 2009 09:39 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

copped this record. 'i look into mid air' still sounds sooo good

Gifted Unlimited Display Names Universal (deej), Monday, 26 April 2010 04:46 (ten years ago) link

I was listening to his recentish Ministry Of Sound mix on my phone after the pub on Friday night, had to step back from the bus stop because my dancing was unnerving other waiting passengers

longer lasting, thicker electrons (sic), Monday, 26 April 2010 08:54 (ten years ago) link

I Look Into Mid-Air has a magic that none of his other material quite matches.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 April 2010 11:41 (ten years ago) link

JX

Jack BS, Monday, 26 April 2010 12:00 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

I Look Into Mid Air is still amazing.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:17 (seven years ago) link

new single in April

The A-side goes DUG DUDA DUG DADA DUGaaa and WHOOOooH
The B-side goes NANANANANANANANANANANANANANA...

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:45 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEh9pN9bHkI

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:07 (seven years ago) link

Those vocals are... not good.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 30 March 2013 09:48 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1436

According to the sidebar toward the end of the article, Rex the Dog was reading this thread

I, rrational (mh), Monday, 15 April 2013 13:33 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Recently tracked down the 12" mixes of the older tracks... they are SO much better. Not that the album isn't a good listen and introduction to the music, but I'm probably never going to listen to it again.

skip, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:34 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

There's a new EP out next month on Kompakt: http://www.kompakt.fm/blog/wZPyEmQgyk8T

Played on beatsinspace last night.

plazzTT, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:38 (five years ago) link


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