Based in San Francisco, Xyla’s music is not something that can be summarised by genre, but instead by its sensitivity. After moving from Houston to study French horn at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, it was during their studies that they discovered electronic production via an ‘Intro to Ableton’ course.
Xyla took some time out in Berlin in 2019, soaking up the inspiration so readily available there. On their return to San Francisco, they went into an intense period of producing, and the resulting work would prove to be the foundations of their debut album ‘Ways’. Signed to Leaving Records, ‘Ways’ was one of 2020’s most impressive albums for its bright tones and unique use of sampling. Xyla’s new track ‘Soma’, released via Berlin’s Paloma Bar label arm, continues in a similar vein, with dazzling melodies and gentle percussive layers. Sophie McNulty
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