South 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 counter.
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 charts.
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' crew.
'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.