OUTSIDE THE BOX EP – Xols

Release Title: OUTSIDE THE BOX EP
Artist name: Xols
Label: Redpanda
Release Date: 1st of April 2019

Press Text –

Red panda Music returns for it’s 13th release and this certainly isn’t an unlucky number for the label with owner Xols stepping up to curate the package. In case you haven’t heard of Xols before, her work began in 2015 with the creation of Red Panda Music, where she has released her own music as well as other artists, mainly from Barcelona’s vibrant underground scene. Her musical journey has taken her though many different musical styles from Detroit flavoured Techno to Jazzy electronica, slowly garnering the attention of the Spanish press as well a few international names.

With “OUT SIDE THE BOX EP” we have an ep that shines with high end production and originality, comprising of four melodic tracks that even while quite different, share the same philosophy as Xols puts it… “using melody as a door to emotion.”

“Enjoy Tonight” opens the EP, a searing arpeggio driven track counterbalanced by powerful chords and the original vocals of Marinetta, used to great effect. A track perfect to lift the energy in the room. A modern day twist on a time served old school vibe. “Keep it On” follows up, this time taking things into a more playful territory, but still managing to keep the production aesthetic of the first track with the use of those lovely driving synth lines.

“Wise Thoughts” takes on a slightly more refined approach with Crisp 808 beats swaddled by a delicious chord progression and just the slight taste of a bubbly 303 acid injection.

“Farewell Yellow Spider” closes out this diverse EP, standing out as the mellow, emotional track of the pack, standing firm against cluttering the track with unwanted elements, the refined arrangement and interplay of those lovely Xols synth lines wrap you in a warm embrace and drag you away into the night.

Artist Quote:

“In this EP I tried to give my music a melodic, emotional twist to my music, as well as featuring the lovely voice of Marinetta for Enjoy Tonight.”

Release Tracklist:
1.Enjoy Tonight (Feat. Marinetta)
2.Keep It On
3.Wise Thoughts
4.Farewell Yellow Spider

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