When I tell people that XXYYXX sounds like being on drugs, they don’t really understand. The pounding bass, the hounding reverb, the echoes and distortion… It’s like he traps ghosts on record. Ghosts that like to party, apparently.
Also, please don’t hate me for calling this “post-trap.” As you might imagine from someone named XXYYXX, genre names are inadequate. The tempo is low and the samples are slowed and chopped on tracks like “About You.” Synths oscillate from low to high with only a snare drum as punctuation as the track builds, then explodes. It’s like being blasted in the head with a raygun. Even the faster tracks click along to the occasionally halting rhythm of snare roll. These beats are infectious. They’re also even better…on weed.
But seriously. Not a bad idea.
All you have to do to enter to win a pair of tickets to see IHeartComix Presents: XXYYXX, Jessy Lanza, & Saint Pepsi at The Echoplex on May 22nd is any or all of the following. The more you do, the better your chances of winning!
1) Leave a comment below this post. Easy!
4) FOLLOW LA Music Blog on Twitter, then send us a tweet using the hashtag #LAmbXXYYXX.
Tickets are currently sold out, but some may be available at the door. Good luck!