Get to Know The Wizard Brian Coxx & Morsy
‘The Wizard’ Brian Coxx is the well-known head honcho of Soulgasm NYC, one of New York’s finest underground haunts. Coxx’s career started with him dancing at clubs like Sound Factory Bar and Vinyl, immersing himself in the culture from a young age, before beginning to get behind the decks himself.
Brian’s first release “Soulgasm Sessions – Vol. 1” dropped on ‘Strictly Rhythm’ back in 2009 and led to releases and remixes for the likes of Nervous, Defected and Mr V. This year sees ‘The Wizard’ return once again to the House music mainstay, teaming up with Morsy for his latest offering… ‘Feel It’
Tell us where you are and how you are feeling right now.
Brian 2016 was a very busy year because my monthly Soulgasm event celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Ten years of doing parties in New York City is quite a milestone! In celebration of our anniversary we brought in special guest Louie Vega and held it at the amazing Cielo club. Also Morsy and I have been collaborating on a bunch of records together which was a great experience and can’t wait to see what we will create next.
Morsy Right now I’m excited and overwhelmed. This year I released about 30+ new records, spending hundreds of hours producing music. My eyes and brain hurts, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! This is also the year I got married so I’m feeling blessed and thankful.
Obviously, the topic for today is the new release – tell us in your words a little bit about it.
Brian & Morsy We chose Strictly Rhythm because we both felt they are one of the most renowned labels synonymous to house music. The title of this release, Feel It, pretty much sums up our feelings about Strictly Rhythm and we are thankful and honored to be a part of it. The most important message we want to convey is that the ‘law of attraction’ is out there and real. If you feel it enough, you can make good things happen.
Could you please share a few artists that have influenced your sound?
Morsy Currently I’m getting my influences from artists like The Cube Guys, Claptone, Oliver $, Tedd Patterson, J Paul Getto, and Dario D’Attis. All of them have really clean production with funky elements that bang perfectly at parties. Percussion seems to be the foundation for most of them, which I can really appreciate.
What’s your opinion on the current state of house music?
Morsy I’m really loving the current house sound. I noticed a lot of producers once again sampling old disco and funk records that I used to play back in the day. LOL, I’m glad its slowly leaving the loud EDM scene and getting back to its roots where the focus is groove and not a distorted kick drum.
What trax have been really tearing it up in club-land?
Morsy I’ve been getting great response from Jay Vegas – Break Ya Down and from Bad Boy Bill, J Paul Getto, Mitty Evans – Do Your Thing. Both tracks have just that right amount of energy and groove for the types of places I play at.
Any advice for your fans on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
Brian Well, everyone has their own idea of what making it is, but I say always stay humble and grounded. Know and respect the history of house music, stay authentic and true to your OWN sound.