X-Press 2 is an electronic and dance music trio from England. The members are Ashley Beedle, DJ Diesel (Darren Beale) and DJ Rocky (Darren Rock).
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 U.S. dance chart entries: "Smoke Machine" (#31) and "Lazy," which hit #1 in 2002 and was a mainstream pop hit in the UK, 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)
"I Want You Back"
"Kill 100" #59 UK
Raise Your Hands - The Greatest Hits (2008)
List of number-one dance hits (United States)
List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart