XXYYXX with special guest Chrome Sparks

Foundation Presents

XXYYXX with special guest Chrome Sparks

Chrome Sparks, Grief Point & J. Linde

Thu · December 7, 2017

10:00 pm

The Beacham

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

All patrons must have a valid form of identification present, regardless of age, at the time of entry for all 18+ and 21+ shows and events.

No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5′ x 6.5"

No professional audio/visual or any digital recording equipment will be allowed into the venue, without prior permission and arrangements. You must be on the artist photo pass list in order to enter with cameras with detachable lenses.

XXYYXX
XXYYXX
XXYYXX is Marcel Everett.

Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and stillness. R&B rhythms and vocal samples are staples that propel the music forward, creating open environments that feed into moments of movement. Marcel has the ability to make you feel like you're on multiple trains moving at various speeds. His sensibilities draw on musical elements that make for great pop music in a modern, if not futuristic context. You get the feeling that if aliens dreamed up a planet made of music, that XXYYXX would be one of its keynote residents. It's meditative and calming, yet yields, separates, and bumps. From the expanses he creates to the polar opposite of pulsating breaks, contours are rounded by evocative vocal melodies and skill.

With XXYYXX, space proves predominant. His otherworldly music has more patience than the average bear, as he seems to make BPM's oscillate and breathe. He perfectly unites everything good about the last 20 years of R&B and electronic music. With vocals reeling you in, the rest is a question of scenery. Whether the hook is sped up, slowed down, or both, this music is all about juxtaposition. Broad notes of low end bass balance the way 4-6 percussion parts pull your ear in various directions, only to convene in pockets perfectly. What's unique about this music is how Marcel Everett has blurred history. It's clear from the resulting sounds that he's versed, incredibly intentional, and is dead set on blending decades through sound. "I see my music being more experimental in the next 10 years... Music should be free-flowing and expressive."

If XXYYXX's music gets farther out than where it currently resides, then the future of music is in seriously deft hands. Between claps, snaps, and claves, XXYYXX makes for audio candy.

XXYYXX's releases are available via digital download on Relief In Abstract.
Chrome Sparks
Chrome Sparks
Chrome Sparks is the solo project of Jeremy Malvin, a Brooklyn transplant from Pittsburgh by way of Ann Arbor. In 2014, after having self released a small handful of singles and two EPs on Bandcamp, Malvin signed to the taste making Sydney based label Future Classic. Under the new label, he rereleased Sparks EP and released the Goddess EP. His next EP, Parallelism is slated to be released with Future Classic on November 6.

Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. FADER has described his music as ‘form-shifting beats [that] seem to resonate with spaced-out chillers and hyperactive party kids alike’.

In 2012, while on Warped Tour as the drummer for Stepdad, Malvin released the slow burning, bass heavy single “Marijuana” on a Bandcamp compilation highlighting music from he and his friends in Ann Arbor. It quickly rocketed to #1 on Hype Machine and has since become an internet-stoner anthem. It has subsequently been rereleased by Future Classic and Kitsuné.

Malvin's next EP, 'Parallelism', will be released with Future Classic on 11/13. It was made using three synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine.
Venue Information:
The Beacham
46 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thebeacham.com/live/