Marcel Everett, AKA LA beatsmith xxyyxx, has returned from the shadows with a new track, the dark, moody "I Don't" featuring rapper $K. Everett has been gone for almost two years, his last release being a song he uploaded to Soundcloud called "Red". While neither "Red" nor "I Don't" came with any grander statement regarding an album or EP on the way, Everett did at least announce a tour with Ann Arbor electronic musician Chrome Sparks DJing in support.
It's also safe to say that xxyyxx's sound has certainly matured since he more or less disappeared. "I Don't" is filled with nocturnal, sinister vibes, accompanied by gloomy lyrics from $K about drugs and living life a little too fast. The trap-flavored production is fleshed out with some electric guitar, rumbling synth bass, and disembodied pitched up vocal snippets.
Buy tickets to the xxyyxx & Chrome Sparks Fall tour here, and peep the dates below.
XXYYXX + Chrome Sparks Fall Tour
11/7 - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
11/8 - Detroit, MI - El Club
11/9 - Minneapolis, MN - The Exchange
11/10 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
11/11 - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia
11/14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
11/15 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
11/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Villain
11/17 - Washington, DC - U Street
11/19 - Philaelphia, PA - Underground Arts
11/29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
11/30 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre
12/1 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory
12/2 - Boulder, CO - The Fox Theatre
12/3 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
12/6 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12/7 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham