Music Week Presents: ArchiveX

Music Week Presents: ArchiveX

ArchiveX found his first musical success with original pieces licensed to MTV, Oxygen, E!tv and others. But it was an invitation from left-field - to sing for a year with a revered gospel choir in the Bay Area - that inspired him to plunge into original music full-time.

Deeply moved by the choral genre’s wisdom and power, ArchiveX began writing and recording the songs that comprise Some Ungodly Hour in 2013 with a firm goal: not to make a gospel record – this is not religious music - but instead to make a hybrid and mash-up of genres and times that nonetheless still captured something of old-school gospel’s directness and soul. With contemporary influences ranging from Bjork to Tom Waits and Thom Yorke, this was never going to be a straightforward proposition. 

Harking back to choral styles from the 1940’s to 1960’s, he has created songs anchored in multi-tracked vocals, layered over simple acoustics and a judicious use of electronic brushstrokes. The resulting sound is a unique mix of ancient and modern, hip-hop and choral, ambient and urgent.

With his forthcoming album of Some Ungodly Hour, ArchiveX serves notice that, though it may have taken a while to get here, his music was well worth the wait.

Genre:  Soul-Ambient- Electro-Roots

Sounds Like: Nathaniel Rateliff, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Prince,“Exile on Main Street,” Gregory Porter, Elvis

Single: Hard Times (out now)

Album: Some Ungodly Hour(outSeptember 16th)

Single: Drink the Water (feat. Dr. Kucho!) (Impact date Oct 21st)

Remix album: Some Ungodly Remixes (digital release October 28th)

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Management / Label Services Hugo Vereker

Label LoEx Music

Distribution Believe Digital

Press Catherine Hockley / Fifth Element PR

TV Matt Connolly/Stay Tuned

Marketing Phil Loraine/ LoEx Music

International dance press & radio publicity Sarah Foote/Favouritizm

Dance A&R/marketing: Phil Loraine/House Trained

Trailers/Sync Agus Gonzalez Lancharro/Really Slow Motion

US Press Perry Serpa/Good Cop PR

US Radio Marc Ratner/Mishara Music

US College Radio Adam Lewis/Planetary

US Blogs Beth Martinez/Danger Village

Producers ArchiveX, Jonathan Mayer & Hugo Vereker

Recorded at (studio) The Precarious Stair & The Spider Farm, CA, USA

Publisher:  (artist’s own) Inconvenient Thoughts & Music (BMI)

Additional info: LoEx Music is an incubator label, an artist development, production and management company. Looking to upstream/license/partner as the ArchiveX story builds

Music Week Radar, 26th May 2016

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