Groundislava, Fantasy Thrilla
Brooklyn, NY, 11211-4119
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XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, FL's 16 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness. His music has been featured on XLR8R, The Needle Drop, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, BIRP and many more. His full-length releases are available for digital download on Relief in Abstract Records.
For Jasper Patterson AKA Groundislava, creativity combined with the video game, sci-fi sounds and general aesthetics of the 1980’s have been instilled since day one. A young 20 year-old hailing from Venice, California, Jasper’s father both animated and directed the classic “Take On Me” video by A-Ha and while Groundislava isn’t exactly the next logical step from the Norwegian new wave group, Jasper takes that same creative freedom and emotion and injects it into a sound grounded in beats, video games, technology and self-proclaimed “nerdy shit.” As part of the Wedidit Collective (helmed by his old schoolmate Henry Laufer, better known as Shlohmo), Groundislava is the next representative stepping into the light and exposing a group of youngsters each with their own nonchalantly expert takes on forms of beat and electronic music.
Fantasy Thrilla is a newcomer to the bass music scene. A New Yorker by way of New Jersey, his influences range from hip hop to dancehall to UK hardcore styles, with a strong house backbone. Expect lots of regional club sounds, tropical rhythms and big grimey bass. His tracks have been featured in Cluster Mag and on the Mad Decent blog, as well as in mixes for Dis Magazine and Hipsters Don’t Dance.