1991 they did their first live performance at an underground
party and decided to send a tape to Djax. They got signed
and the first EP "Give Your Body" was released.
The track soon was regarded as a classic in its genre.
Not much later Djax released solo projects from Sander
(Zero One) and Arno (Sp@sms) and in 1993 and 1994 the
second and third EP of Random XS.
1994, due to different views on the artistic direction
of Random XS, Arno left the group to concentrate on
his Sp@sms project. His place was taken by Frank de
Groodt (1974), who had already released a deep ambient
techno CD on Djax under the name The Optic Crux. One
of the tracks on this CD was remixed by Sander. The
result of this new cooperation was the double EP Encounter
that was released by Djax in 1995.
One year later Djax released another EP of Random XS
but this one was produced by Sander only. In the meantime
Frank had start a new solo project under the name The
October 1997 the long-awaited full-length CD and double-vinyl
"Braincloud" was released. It's produced by
Sander and contains danceable acid techno. The classic
"Give Your Body" was remixed by Claude Young
and is included on the CD and vinyl.
The live reputation of Random XS grew to international
proportions during the years. They played in clubs and
on raves in Paris, Cologne, Basel, Glasgow, Love Parade,
Mayday, Chicago and more. On stage, Frank is responsible
for the trippy 303-acid lines and manipulated voices,
while Sander is in control of the sequences, mixing
the signals and adding special effects. Unlike many
'live' house acts, all music is created 100% live, thus
providing a completely random factor: ingredients are
taken out and replaced by different ones all the time,
so no two gigs are alike. The live atmosphere adds a
new and unpredictable dimension: random excess!!
XS - Give Your
Body EP - Djax-Up-136 (1992)
Random XS - Y.A.M. EP - Djax-Up-176
Random XS - As It Takes - Djax-Up-195
Random XS - Encounter (2xLP) Djax-Up-212
Random XS - Frantic Formula - Djax-Up-243
Random XS - Braincloud (2xLP/CD) -