From the brilliant mind of Charles Grimsdale, xskarma is an artist known for his many talents and creativity. The songwriter, drummer, and producer is a prominent act in his surrounding city of Bristol, UK. Beyond being a gifted musician, xskarma is an innovative tech entrepreneur who co-founded the streaming service OD2, as well as a dedicated advocate for conservation in our environment. Merging these different influences and passions in his life, xskarma has made an intricate mixture of trip hop, indie pop, and funk.
Returning for his inaugural release of 2023, xskarma has joined forces with glasscat on their brand-new single, “Hello”. Taking influence from Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Portishead, and other renowned bands, xskarma intertwines layers of exotic synth pads and crisp drum groove throughout “Hello”. These elements form a soothing balance with glasscat’s hypnotic vocals and the song’s magnetic downtempo bassline. From its catchy chorus to the variety of transcendent sound effects, “Hello” is an anthem you’ll want to leave on repeat.
Obviously an optimal match when it comes to music, xskarma and glasscat put their musical prowess and artistic visions in the spotlight across this mind-bending original. “Hello” is simply a precursor of the big projects ahead for both of these progressive artists.