Today, Miami duo XAXO (comprised of brothers Dav and Johnny “Johnny Echo” Julca) has released “Park That Thang,” the lead single from their forthcoming debut EP Looking For Nothing slated to see a fall 2016 release.
The EP will come out via Space52, a brand new record label and collaborative creative space operating as an imprint under Miami’s own Mishu Music.
Fusing electrofunk, rock, R&B and pop, XAXO’s sound is as eclectic as their diverse background and “Park That Thang” is an expert melding of these influences. The track has already seen widespread support with BULLETT Magazine, describing its “’80s dance funk and MJ-evoking vocals” and further support from Latin American outlets such as IndieHoy.
Born in Panama to Peruvian parents, the brothers found themselves spending their formative teens in Ohio creating their first pop/rock band and identifying with the 90s punk counterculture ideals that run deep in their veins to this day.
The brothers parted ways after high school; Dav pursued further musical studies and a solo career in Mexico City and Puerto Rico while Johnny spent time in the studio developing his production skills. The brothers re-convened in Miami in 2010 and began writing with others such as Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Pitbull, Kat Dahlia, Jason Derulo, Marc Anthony, Los Rakas, and Paulina Rubio.
2015 found the brothers itching to not only redirect focus onto their own new project, XAXO, but also as an awakening to their role in the greater Miami creative community. From this spark, the brothers formed Space52, an underground music and art movement rooted in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District whose name stems from their exclusive, speakeasy-style warehouse where they collaborate with the scene’s most forward-thinking artists.
In advance of the EP release, the guys released the video for preview track “Safe Unknown,” which has seen over 75K plays on YouTube in one month with support from Mexican Vine & YouTube influencer Nath Campos. View the video HERE.
XAXO will play live this Saturday, July 30, in Miami @ Sidebar, FREE SHOW. Flyer here:
Be on the lookout for more info on XAXO’s debut EP Looking For Nothing to come soon.