‘Yep’ werkt meer hypnotiserend dan een metershoge stapel tranceplaten.    — Gonzo Circus 1996

De absolute uitschieter is ‘Yep’, een simpele, repetitieve, meeslepende percussieloop met spaarzame maar uiterst doeltreffende bluesy gitaarlicks van Jean-Marie en hier en daar scratch interventies van DJ Donotask, aka DNA.
JMX is here to stay.     — Plastiks 1996

TRACKS  –  written by:
  1.   YEP        Jean-Marie Aerts – DJ Donotask
  2.   POPSZ        Jean-Marie Aerts – Patrick Bylebyl – Philippe Comte – DJ Donotask
  3.   TREMOL         Jean-Marie Aerts – Hans Helewaut – DJ Donotask
  4.   CORSE         Jean-Marie Aerts – DJ Donotask
  5.   250 BPM FREESTYLE         Jean-Marie Aerts – DJ Donotask
  6.   BIG E        Jean-Marie Aerts – Hans Helewaut
  7.   HELP!        Jean-Marie Aerts – Chico Hamilton

Jean-Marie and DNA had good times in the 8-track recording room!

Philippe Comte (drums), Patrick Bylebyl (bass), Hans Helewaut (keyboards)

Chico Hamilton ‘These are the Dues’ sample on  ‘Help!’
by courtesy of Tobasco Music/Joyous Shout!

Media releases:

In ‘Popsz’ trekt een ritmebox een pad voor Braziliaanse percussie en veelkleurig scratchwerk van DJ Donotask.     — Knack 1996

‘Tremol’ and ‘Corse’ dig so deep into Jean-Marie’s bag of tricks, Amon Tobin et al should be on the phone pronto.     — UK – Muzik 1997

‘Tremol’ is een dansvloer kraker van de eerste orde.     — NL – Update 1997

Old skool but from a different background are the Corsican singers that style the mood for “Corse”. Besides their singing, the guitar makes an immediate impact with a bluesy intro that evolves into a deep and moody vibe. “250 BPM Freestyle” is a 9 minutes epic beginning as a minimalist and abstract tune, but via a mass of jazz flashes it turns into a freejazz and scratch orgy.  The track “Big E” is built around a midtempo rhythm section with cockpit flashes, weird sound bits and a funky guitar.     — NL – Fusebox 1997


There’s some serious talent at play here,  each track rubs against the grain of normality. Deviant and different.     — UK – Muzik 1998


De afsluiter ‘Help!’ is van grote kwaliteit.     — NL – Opscene 1998



the Dutch label FUSEBOX released the  JMX
12″ records   “1”     “2”     “3”

all tracks recorded, mixed, produced by Jean-Marie Aerts

mastered by Alan Ward – Electric City, Brussels