Hux Flux – 10 Essential Tracks
We are used to write these articles to celebrate the legacy of our culture’s favourite musicians. They are written with joy and love for the music. This time we are writing this one with sadness in our hearts, as earlier this week Dennis Tapper, the man behind Hux Flux, passed away. So this article comes to celebrate the music of Hux Flux and serve as a first introduction to his musical legacy.
The first Hux Flux album, Cryptic Crunch:
Hux Flux was a Swedish Psy-trance project originally formed in 1998 by Dennis Tapper. After being influenced by the forest parties outside Örebro in Sweden, he decided to form a project which would combine all the musical ideas he had gathered throughout the years.
In the beginning, he started producing on his own, including the hit “Time Slices” in 1998, published on Koyote Records. Soon after, Dennis teamed up with Jonas Petterson & Jonas Bergvall and Johan Krafft. Together they produced the first full length album “Cryptic Crunch” in 1999 on the label Koyote Records. The album featured a different musical approach than the other releases of the “hybrid Psy-Trance” period (1998-2002), with less melodies involved. It was thus perceived as something new and groundbreaking for the time. Jonas Bergvall, Jonas Pettersson & Johan Krafft left the band after the “Cryptic Crunch” album to work with other projects, such as Logic Bomb & Z-Man. Dennis then moved to Stockholm where he started to work with his old friend Henric Fietz. Their collaboration resulted in tracks such as the masterpieces “Idiot” and “Bring your own BIOS”.
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During the next years, Dennis was touring extensively after the big success of his first album, further spreading his signature sound around the globe. In 2003, he released his long awaited second album ,”Division by Zero” at the legendary Spiral Trax, presenting a more progressive sound compared to his first album. With more atmospheres and more melodies, Dennis was further establishing himself as one of the leading Scandinavian Psy-trance acts.
His music is his legacy, we will remember him forever.
Dennis also worked on the ambient project Illuminus with Magnus Holte. In 2015, he created together with Henric Fietz the Z-Plane Records, having as a main mission to deliver high quality psychedelic music to the global trance community, while sharing fundamental values like concern about the environment, showing compassion and protecting the weak. The third and last full length album “Circle Sine Sound”, was released in 2015 on Z-Plane Rec, combining all the experience of the previous years with a more mature sound while keeping his unusual blend of Psychedelic trance and Goa trance..
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Dennis along with Logic Bomb planned to create a new upcoming project called “Logic Flux” but unfortunately, Dennis Tapper passed away on the 15th of May 2018. Tragically, he left us way too early due to a heart failure while swimming, in the lake he so much loved by his house. He will be remembered forever for his immense contribution to the scene, and for being a great inspiration to countless artists. Rest in peace Dennis Tapper …
In his memory, Trancentral gathered 10 essential Hux Flux tracks.