X-Press 2 is an English electronic and dance music duo. The members are DJ Diesel (Darren House) and DJ Rocky (Darren Rock). Ashley Beedle left to pursue solo projects in 2009.
X-Press 2 first rose to underground prominence through the tracks "Muzik Express" and "London Xpress". X-Press also gained plaudits on the club scene for regularly parading in clubs with their multi-decked (up to twelve decks with three DJs) sets.
Their debut US single "The Sound" went to #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1996. 2001 saw the release of their album Muzikizum which contained two more US dance chart entries: "Smoke Machine" (#31) and "Lazy," which hit #1 in 2002 and was a hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #2. The lead vocals on "Lazy" are sung by David Byrne of Talking Heads, and on "I Want You Back" by Dieter Meier of Yello.
Makeshift Feelgood appeared in 2006, featuring Tim DeLaughter, Kurt Wagner, Anthony Roman from Radio 4, Kissing the Pink and Rob Harvey.
Makeshift Feelgood (2006)