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Christian Andersen has never been one for genres and his productions as XI are no exception. His production-style, while often given simple tags, deserves a more nuanced description: Chop-suey beats, combined with complex sampling techniques highlight some of XI’s strengths. However, it’s his ability to create depth and take listeners on a journey within his productions that has him at the forefront of the next wave of bass music. Recent features in Mix Mag and a guest mix on the Mary Anne Hobbs Show (BBC Radio 1) have solidified XI’s presence on the international scene. XI’s growing reputation is one forged from years of hard work, with releases on labels both local and abroad (Orca, Lo Dubs, Immerse). His live performances are as diverse as his productions, having shared the stage with world-class producers such as: Flying Lotus, Pinch and The Prodigy. With an attention to detail that is second-to-none, XI acknowledges that fans absorb a variety of music at an exponential rate, and allows savvy listeners to discover the minute details of his productions on their own. With his story well underway, XI is quickly gaining a reputation for crafting intelligent bass music that maintains a respect for the past, while hinting strongly at the future of electronic music.

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