Lexxi Vonne is an upcoming musician with a great sound to her music, as displayed in her latest release, 22.22.22. I really enjoyed the song and wanted to learn a little more about her – read on below to see what happened!
By Jane Howkins
You recently released a track titled 22.22.22, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song and what does the title refer to?
The numbers are actually the time 22:22:22, which in hindsight should have been the name of the track but I wanted to keep people thinking. For me this time of day is when I am at my most happy and relaxed. It’s such a milestone that almost every day when I check the time around 10pm, it is 10:22pm, which everything thinks is really freaky! It also represents a futuristic number that symbolises the code of a robotic alien. This will only make sense when you watch the music video: https://ww…31jZ3P4gVY
Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?
I am actually releasing the Kamanga EP with a violinist from Egypt called Wael Anwar ‘The Violin Man’. Kamanga means violin in Egyptian. There you will find our original song and 2 remixes – one by myself and one by Fabrizia Corsi.
Your debut release was called Aquarian Age. What can you tell is about the EP?
This was the perfect EP to showcase some of the flavours to expect, however it is only the tip of the iceberg. Featuring a mixture of genres with instrumentals and vocal tunes, I wanted to show an array of sounds in only 4 tunes. The Aquarian Age is the time of evolution. The single that features vocals from Sofi Mari talks of earthly elements coming together to creating a bond that ultimately reflects humanity uniting.
You later released an EP titled Dark Circles. How did the writing and recording differ from your debut?
This was a very personal instrumental EP with darker sounds and more of a gritty driving feel. I wanted to show 2 sides to my musical tastes and musical direction, so by creating a juxtaposition, I was able to encompass the 2 main facades to Lexxi Vonne. Everything else that comes from me will aim to surprise and tickle the right senses.
Have you started writing for another EP or an album?
Yes the Violin EP called Kamanga, however, I am also writing some more synthwave, drum ’n’ bass, collaborating with a rapper and other producer/songwriters on more popular songs, so I’m trying out this multitasking malarkey.
Has the pandemic hindered your work much?
No – in fact it made it so much better. The time I had to step away from DJing is exactly what was needed to get me back in the studio and it enabled me to keep my head down and create the art that I have always wanted to perform as a DJ or performer.
I can hear quite a range of genres in your music. What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?
I am influenced by drum ’n’ Bass, rock, deep/tech house, chillout/orchestral sounds and anything melodic. I have not had much time to listen to many new artists, but I do enjoy Odd Parents and Maceo Plex.
Whereabouts are you based and what is the music scene like in your area?
I am based in Tottenham in London, but I do not follow the drill, rap and young adult music from these ends. London seems to be mainly focused on commercial, afrobeat and reggaetón at the moment. I’m looking forward to a bit more house stuff to pop up in bars again. Unfortunately, house doesn’t make money outside of festivals and big events.
Do you have any tour dates lined up?
Not yet. I am planning on creating a show with Wael (The Violin Man) so we can travel and create a wonderful show of electronic sounds and with one of my favourite instruments.
Any last words for the fans?
For the love of music, listen to more independent producers. Beyoncé did not bring house music back! Just kidding! I want to thank you all for any support you throw my way and I will be forever be grateful and humbled by it.