Words by Scenewave Oz - Published on October 28, 2014
After an initial spate of track reworks in 2013, Sunil Heera – who goes by the name XO – has this month released a game-changing debut single. The track, entitled Through the Night, weaves elements of trip hop and R ‘n’ B into vibrant electronic surroundings, sculpting a rich and varied soundscape. Sporadic bursts of trickling percussion, reminiscent of Disclosure and Basenji, permeate a foundation of smooth and soulful vocals. XO expertly blends elements of the familiar with his own sonic attributes, a combination that immediately endears him and sets him apart from his contemporaries.
This young Staffordshire-based producer/songwriter, whose debut EP is slated for release in December, is undoubtedly one to watch.