XXYYXX

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Birth name Marcel Everett[1]
Born (1995-10-31) October 31, 1995 (age 21)[2]
Origin Orlando, Florida[3]
Genres Electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Years active 2009–present[2]
Labels Relief in Abstract,[3] Kitsuné
Website xxyyxx.bandcamp.com

Marcel Everett (born October 31, 1995),[1] better known as XXYYXX, is an electronic musician and record producer from Orlando, Florida, formerly signed to the label Relief in Abstract.

His style is likened to Clams Casino, Zomby, Burial, James Blake and The Weeknd.[2] His musical influences include Lapalux, Star Slinger, Disclosure and Shlohmo.[4]

Career[edit]

He's Friends with Zoe Lawton. Everett gained prominence within the indie music culture in late 2013.[1][4][5][6]

Everett has remixed for artists such as Tinashe and Usher.[7][8][9] In 2014, he created the song "What We Want" for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. This song was included for the expanded soundtrack that was a part of the re-release of the game on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 systems.[10] He headlined the San Francisco Noise Pop Festival in February 2013.[5][11]

In 2015, Everett released the single "Red",[12] about which he commented that "I was trying to express a feeling, and I got that more effectively".[6]

He spent the majority of 2016 touring the U.S., playing notable festival gigs such as Shambhala Festival,[13] Beach Goth,[14] Mysteryland, and Ancient Future. He was also credited on Torey Lanez's 2016 single "Flex", featured on his album I Told You. [15]

Discography[edit]

XXYYXX discography, as adapted from Discogs and Sputnikmusic:[16]

Albums[edit]

  • Still Sound (2011)
  • XXYYXX (2012)

EPs, splits, and collaborations[edit]

  • DOLOR (2012)
  • Split EP (with Ruddyp) (2012)[17]
  • Mystify (2012)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Orange Soda (2012)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

  • "Angel" (2013)
  • "Pay Attention" (2013)
  • Unknown (feat Vanessa Elisha) (2015)
  • "Red" (2015)

As featured artist[edit]

  • Giraffage - "Even Though" feat. XXYYXX (2012)

Remixes[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Tory Lanez - Flex (2016)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Newcity, Dylan. "Jam of the Day Shlohmo – Ghosts". Speakers in Code. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Eror, Aleks. "XXYYXX Says He's the Head of the Illuminati". Vice. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Relief in Abstract
  4. ^ a b Lopez, Seth (May 25, 2012). "Artist on the Rise: XXYYXX". Acclaim Magazine. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Port, Ian. "Noise Pop 2013 Additions: Damien Jurado, XXYYXX, Wax Idols, Ceremony, and More". SF Weekly. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/xxyyxx-isnt-just-good-for-his-age-hes-just-good-8276746
  7. ^ a b "XXYYXX Remixes R&B Chanteuse Tinashe". Fact Magazine. July 18, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Usher – Climax (XXYYXX remix)". LYFSTYL. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Usher – Climax (XXYYXX remix)". Fact Magazine. April 20, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.pcgamer.com/gta-5-pcs-expanded-soundtrack-revealed/
  11. ^ "Noise Pop 21: XXYYXX, Teen Daze (DJ Set), DJ Dials, Nanosaur". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 24, 2013.  He's also friends with Zoe Lawton
  12. ^ http://hypetrak.com/2015/11/xxyyxx-red/
  13. ^ http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/full-shambhala-2016-lineup-revealed/
  14. ^ http://www.stereogum.com/1887764/beach-goth-2016-lineup/news/
  15. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/flex-mw0002968754/credits
  16. ^ "XXYYXX". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2013.  – PORTALS | XXYYX & RuddyP – "Good Food"
  18. ^ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/

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