London, UK
Rinse FM, Ten Thousand Yen

Rupert Taylor aka xxxy has always had music in his life, from the bands he sang and played guitar in up to his first ever commercially available release as Forensix (mcr) but he has been really making a name for himself over the last few years with his modern take on garage cross rhythms and dubby bass lines with the sound palette of classic house and techno jams.

It all began with a releases on the American Label "Formant" & Mancunian label Mindset which showcased Taylor's unique take on garage music with support from some major tastemakers in the scene his stock began to rise.

His subsequent releases on Fortified Audio, Infrasonics & Pollen cemented his status as an up and coming artist to watch. It was his release 'You Always Start It' and 'Ordinary Things' on Doc Daneekaƕs Ten Thousand Yen label which really attracted the wider public's attention to his inventive productions. The single was picked up in a number of blogs and major music websites with Pitchfork naming it their "best new track" on 31st January 2011 and the release being named in many best of the year lists.

Follow up releases on Orca and All City were met with similar critical acclaim and made xxxy one of the producers to watch in underground music.

It was also in 2011 that xxxy was chosen as one of 60 musicians from tens of thousands who applied to be participant at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid where he attended lectures from industry legends such as Bootsy Collins and Nile Rodgers, performed concerts and collaborated with other participants.

2012 led to well received releases on Well Rounded and Halo Cyan which further enhanced his reputation along with a large number of European, Asian and Australasian shows including a performance at Sonar festival in Barcelona which prompted the Red Bull Music Academy to pronounce that he was "fourth-best DJ in the world"

2013 opened with a bang with a release on one of UK music's premier labels; Rinse. The release had numerous plays on BBC radio and undoubtable led to him being booked to play Sonar festival in Tokyo as well as a number of high profile summer festivals.

Meticulous production values and skills on decks characterize a night out on the tiles with xxxy, with celebrated mixes for FACT XLR8R and URB as evidence for his knack of driving the dance floor.
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