5 Minutes With... 2XM
We've featured a couple of tracks from Liam & Benjamin Murray (aka 2XMurrays aka 2XM) here on Acuña. Today, we're excited to premiere one of the lead tracks from their forthcoming EP on Russia-based Sengiley Records.
The two met at their high school jazz band in New Zealand and have since released a myriad of top quality EPs on Dansu Discs, Four Heads, Slothboogie, Nail Shop, EELF, Slav.
Check out the dreamy broken beat of 'Apollo Jazz' below and see what the guys had to say when we grabbed '5 Minutes With' them...
1. Give us the lowdown on this release…
The project was made during lockdown, between Christchurch and Sydney, and has an amazing feature from our friend Jess on the title track, all coming together to make a jazzy little 4-track EP!
2. If you had to pick one, what would be your biggest career highlight to date?
Definitely hard to pinpoint one moment, but releasing records with both Slothboogie and The Nail Shop were very exciting. We remember the day the first record “NAILS003” arrived at our houses! Beginning our release journey into physical format was amazing, and we were granted some incredible opportunities as a result.
3. If we were allowed to be out partying, what current records would you be playout out every set?
Well, here in New Zealand, we have been partying for almost 2 months with no restrictions! So, I [Liam] have been playing sets most weekends since then! Here’s a few favourites I have been playing:
Caribou - Never Come Back (Floating Points Remix)
DJOKO - Let You Go
Redlight - Equinox
4. What’s coming up next for you?
We have a few more releases planned for this year, and currently planning to build a studio here in New Zealand, so that should be quite time consuming until Christmas. Ben is busy working for Sony Music over in Sydney too, so between that, we’ll keep working on new music always!
5. If you could spend '5 Minutes With…' anyone, who would it be and why...?
Sam Shepard (Floating Points) for sure! We’d love to just pick his brain and talk to him about his music, which has been a huge influence in our musical lives so far.
'APOLLO JAZZ' EP
RELEASE DATE : Friday 14th August