Inricate multi-layered live vocal looping
London’s MC Xander uses nothing more than his voice, a mic, an fx box and a loop-pedal to create intricate, multilayered music that never fails to amaze.
Beautiful choir-esque melodies mix with fat beatbox, growling dubby sub-bass and Xander’s conscious brand of lyricism. The sound he makes is so sonically rich and danceable, it is easy to forget it is all from the mouth.
Transcending the techniques and tricks of the beatbox artform, MC Xander’s spellbinding live show creates a sound with real emotional and musical depth. Like something of a beatbox street-preacher, Xander takes us from big vocal vibrations to poetic reflections on life, exploring themes of spirituality, society and existentialism in the 21st century.
With more than 15000 record sales of last self-released album Eyeopeness, viral hits like ‘Spaceship Earth’ and ‘Sick of the Lies’ attracting almost 4 million views on YouTube, a massive following across Europe and Russia, and new album Hymns of Agnosis dropping in the Spring, Xander looks set to dominate in 2015 with his powerful post-beatbox sound.
Here’s what people are saying about him:
“MC Xander is by far the most musical, and for me, the most talented beat-boxer out there. His live show is mesmerising, layer upon layer of sound all from the same pair of lungs. He is simply astonishing.“ Eddy Temple-Morris – XFm
“I’m absolutely blown away. It sounds fantastic, it’s as legitimate and as brilliant as any hip-hop piece that I have heard, and the fact that he’s done it all with his own gob is just breathtaking. It really is.“ Stephen Merchant – BBC Radio 6
“It was, however, MC Xander’s performance that stole the show. The beatboxer had the crowd in raptures… His voice was a revelation.” Stranger
“The best beatbox display I have ever seen” The Sun
“MC Xander is a pioneer – taking beatboxing into the studio to make vocal music without compromising any of the depth or richness of the music in his mind is an amazing achievement, hats off to him!“ Shlomo – Beatboxer & Southbank Centre Artist in Residence