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XI Beatport Live

Berlin, Germany
Friday, January 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
Around the turn of the new millennium, Christian Andersen was producing and performing drum n' bass under the pseudonym, 35k, as well as experimenting in the breaks and hip hop world. Come 2004, Andersen had a body of experimental work that was ready to be unleashed on the world.

XI was born. His often break oriented, sample driven, chopped suey styled productions met perfectly with the darker side of bass driven music that was popping up in the underground.

Garnering a solid amount of attention for his work as one-half of Loetech with fellow Torontonian, Bombaman (Lucky Beard), XI was one of the few heads in Canada seriously producing Dubstep in the mid-2000's. Within months, Andersen was hosting the popular monthly 'Subtrac' parties as well as playing alongside notable bass superstars such as, Skream, Joe Nice, Loefah, and Kode 9.

After signing with Lo Dubs in the US, the releases starting coming steadily, eventually landing him spots on UK-based labels such as Immerse, and Orca, and doing remix work for giant Hotflush Recordings among many others.

Over the course of the last 2 years his releases and performances have gathered glowing reviews across the board, with strong showings at Mutek, DEMF, SXSW, Decibel, and Ultra as well as landing him features on the BBC and Rinse FM. He has received praise from publications like Resident Advisor, FACT mag, and XLR8R.

Currently he excitingly combines elements ranging across the entire spectrum of electronic music and beyond to put forth a unique offering that is heavy in rhythm, texture and emotion, blurring the lines between past conventions of genre and delivery.