It’s becoming clearer and clearer every day that xxxy is gunning for the crown. The London by-way-of Manchester producer has already released an EP through Rinse.FM’s label arm this year and is prepping a second extended player for Welsh label Ten Thousand Yen, out on April 15. From the man’s mouth himself: “I made another record for the lovely Welshmen at Ten Thousand Yen. The A side is an arpy thing with bass the flip is a vocally thing with bass. They both contain breakdowns – please don’t hold this against me xoxo.” So there you have it, arpy and vocally, but the key is the focus on the deepest, darkest recesses of the low end. Unremitting, yet soothingly rhythmic, the bass weight on “Progression” is an audial sight to behold and should only be witnessed on a fitting worthy of the task. xxxy also recently took on a remix of Clean Bandit’s “Mozart’s House”, which you can stream after the jump.
Not to belabor the point, but Rinse.FM are fucking awesome. If you live outside of the UK, have a smartphone and don’t have the Rinse.FM app, then you’re slipping. There just isn’t a more consistent, boundary-pushing radio station than Rinse. As of late, the London outpost has upped their curatorial output, releasing originals from he likes of T.Williams, Roska and Royal-T. On February 4, the imprint will release XXXY’s Got Me So EP, a somewhat surprising foray into the world of soulful house jams. Of course, XXXY focuses as much on his delicate samples as he does on punishing low end making the arrangement more fitting. Stream “Studio 9 (Just Like That)” and “Got Me So” below and cop the whole EP on the 4th.