XXX European Tour @Corsica Studios, London

XXX

XXX is the collaborative duo of bilingual rapper Kim Ximya and producer FRNK, who combine to elevate Korean hip hop by venturing away from traditional song structures and creating a sound all their own.

With the release of their latest double album LANGUAGE and SECOND LANGUAGE, the duo’s insistence on directly opposing Korea’s modern musical formula marks a new avenue for Korean music to expand into the West, with a disjointed sonic landscape sure to appeal to the underground hip hop culture across the Pacific.

Building on the statement of sonic dissonance from mainstream Korean music that XXX made with their debut, the duo channel their anger and discontent with the preconceived formula of Korean pop hits into dense new layers of hip hop and instrumentation.

With their new albums, XXX aims to push the envelope even further as the torchbearers for this new direction of Korean hip-hop.

What the media is saying about XXX:

“A direct opposition to the established formula of making music in South Korea” – Billboard

“Most of the South Korean music that reaches the West has been determinedly poppy, perfectly groomed and eager to please. The hip-hop duo XXX has other, far more confrontational plans” – The New York Times

“XXX take cues from their own culture and mash them up with weirder found sounds, proving that Korean rap can innovate, not just replicate” – Pitchfork

XXX European Tour in London

Corsica Studios | Units 4/5 | Elephant Road | London SE17 1LB (Elephant & Castle tube)
Friday 14 June 2019, 7pm – Late
£12 Advance | Buy tickets
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