Joshigwe releases new 8-track album, ‘XTC’
In approximately eight minutes and eighteen seconds, Joshigwe takes listeners on a trip into heavy eclecticism, the avant-garde, and ecstasy or ‘XTC’ as he pushes musical norms, merges boundaries of cultures and arts by fusing several musical styles.
The artist leans towards a less unconventional approach to composition and music creation as he merges several live elements with synthetic musical ones to create a blend that is both strange and familiar regardless of where your musical taste lies.
Joshigwe, who is a music producer, designer, and thinker, says XTC is about truth, vulnerability, deep and light emotions, fun, and one of the strongest aspects of living.
“The album ‘XTC’ can pass for a musical aphrodisiac, up and mid-tempo vibe, and even a calming easy-listening album – depending on the approach and mental state of the listener. There are elements of Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, EDM, High-Life, Trap and Pop. From the thumping effect of the heavy 808 kicks and bass to the elevating effects of live guitars, bass, synths, and West African percussions, ‘XTC’ will be just anything you want it to be.
“It is more than just an alternative album, it is a careful and careless fusion of everything musical and pleasing – ‘XTC’ is an elevating and soul-opening album for the mind and soul,” he said.
The album is available on all streaming platforms across the world.
According to the singer, his work comes from a place of mental exploration into topics like esotericism, philosophy and reality.
He noted that his goal is to create art that inspires people to live the life they desire thereby creating a better world for everyone.
Joshigwe artistic background began early in primary school, from drawing imaginative comic books with captivating storylines that he distributed amongst classmates to joining the school band and playing saxophone in secondary school, which led him to discover his love for sound and music.
He finally topped it off by pursuing a degree in Digital Futures; a hybrid between art, design and technology, which equipped him with the tools to express his abstract ideas in a rapidly digitalised world.
Joshigwe is on a mission to redefine reality and music is his weapon.
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