Xander The Great is the project of Egyptian-born 21 year-old Xander Taha and 19 year-old Londoner Ed Sanders.
Meeting by chance last summer, when a mutual friend asked Xander to help her record a Birthday song for her little brother, she mentioned Ed was producing tracks and they should meet up.
After clicking immediately and discovering they shared joint inspirations from the like of Kanye West, Andre 3000, Imogen Heap and Japanese culture, they soon began developing ideas into their own stripped back electronic styled R&B jams.
There are currently just two tracks on their Soundcloud page and within seconds of hearing the first one ‘Custom Love’ we knew we had found something special.
Custom Love is a smooth, tender slice of R&B with sublime, impassioned vocals and a lo-fi hip-hop infusion. This band is so new they are still to make their live debut. (Set for March 7th at The Lexington).
Xander The Great release their first formal single ‘Bloodhound’ on March 4th on a limited pressing of 7″ vinyl courtesy of indie label Party Politics. Consider this a sneak preview of what’s to come. First Signs Of Love? You bet!