After launching XXIM Records in the midst of a global pandemic at the beginning of 2021, we now found the perfect moment to bring everyone together to celebrate this launch with a convivial live event.
Taking place at the noted electronic music venue Säälchen am Holzmarkt in Central Berlin by the Spree River, we introduced some of our exciting new artists to an audience of local and international industry and media partners, colleagues, and music fans.
With artists largely having been forced to abandon concerts and tours during global lockdowns, the event gave a welcome platform to several members of our new family. Iceland, Italy, France and Germany were represented creatively, with all of the assembled artists eager to perform in front of an audience again. Appreciative guests were treated to compelling live performances from contemporary Franco-American composer, producer and arranger, Uèle Lamore, described by ‘i-D’ magazine as “an artist as unclassifiable as she is essential” and Icelandic pianist and composer, Eydís Evensen, recently selected by ‘The Line Of Best Fit’ as one of their ‘Artists On The Rise 2021’ – both artists celebrating their German live debuts at this event. Further performers included the Sardinian composer, pianist, producer and former pilot, Ed Carlsen, whose debut album Grains of Gold is out this Friday September 17th and rising German electro-acoustic duo, Stimming x Lambert, whose XXIM debut album Positive is slated for release October 15th. All of them are signed exclusively to the label, with Evensen currently following up her debut long player Bylur from earlier this year with a series of electronic remixes and shows, including at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and Lamore about to release first music from her upcoming debut album, slated for release in early 2022.
Also scheduled for release is noted contemporary Italian pianist and composer Olivia Belli’s new album Sol Novo – out October 8th – and an album scheduled for early 2022 from celebrated Icelandic post-rock band Hugar, praised by ‘Rolling Stone’ for “quietly unfolding post-rock impressionism with an assuring melodic spell” of which the first single lost was released just last week.