INTERVIEW: XAVAGE Doubles Down with Second 2022 Single,“Knockin’”



In short, American trap producer XAVAGE has been doing things differently. The Southern California producer is impressing the trap and bass community by delivering energetic production that he calls the golden years of the genre fused with buzzy modern hip-hop influences. In early 2022, he is reinvigorating his innovative intentions with a full EP via Circus Records. On Tuesday, March 8, the producer will release his latest single “Knockin' ”.


If you thought XAVAGE had no more up its sleeve for 2022, we have news for you! Back with his second release of the year, XAVAGE takes his love of wub bass and gritty trap to new heights on this nifty dubstep heater. XAVAGE delivers another hot track, you'll hear it 'Knockin'!


The Los Angeles-based producer has quickly made a name for himself in the world of electronic trap in the three years he's been on the scene, and we couldn't be happier to be on the journey with him! Since the back of his Circus 'Hot' collaboration with The Oshi in January, XAVAGE have really honed his craft to cultivate a signature sound that is unmistakably him. With his second Circus EP fast approaching, this is just a taste of the delights that await as XAVAGE meets Circus once again.


With a penchant for hip-hop samples and astute sound design, XAVAGE continues to carve their own path by staying true to his hard-hitting sound and keeping his signature groove at the forefront of his production style. Xavage brilliantly brings together elements from multiple sub-genres that are truly unique and engaging.


San Diego based producer XAVAGE is carving his own path on the music scene. Staying true to his namesake, the producer effortlessly balances timeless class and unapologetic edginess. He originally found his love for music through dance, but his mission is to bring dance back to EDM. His music blends hard-hitting energy and impeccable sound design with a danceable beat for a sound that makes jaws and hips drop with ease. He has released a host of releases including a collaboration with Jon Casey titled 'Money In The Bank' and has previous releases on Quality Goods Records and a debut EP Stay Xavage on Circus Records. This year he has kept his momentum going with forward-thinking trap hits on Elysian Records and BrednButter.


We have had the pleasure of speaking with Xavage, and this has been the result.


Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music? I am from San Diego, California and I got into music through many years of competitive hip hop dancing. More recently, I am a graduate of Icon Collective where I owe a great amount of gratitude for their amazing music program. How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now? My music is evolving by creating trap music that is focused on bounce and groove and isn't concerned about your typical “EDM format” song. The artist I look up to the most is Troyboi because of his minimalist approach that perfectly blends hip hop, pop, and electronic music. How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners? The goal of my music is to get people dancing. I hope my music influences listeners to appreciate trap music that isn't focused on a “open up the pit” style of music. What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job? I am releasing my sophomore EP with Circus Records in 2022. Be sure to be on the lookout for that! Where are you and what have you been doing now? Non music related, I started picking up golf. There’s a true stereotype that artists stay in a dark studio 24/7 and never see the light of day. I live in San Diego where the weather is great so I wanted to pick up a hobby that allows me to step out of the studio every once in a while to enjoy the outdoors. Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria? Oh absolutely, especially when it comes to my unreleased music. It can be characterized as dark and sexy trap music. Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound? Yes and no. My style of trap music doesn't fit the stereotype that is currently being played on the big stage but with the emergence of many niche festivals there's a home for almost anyone. We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity? Without a doubt in a negative way. On top of being a creative musical artist, in today's modern era you also have to be a video editor, photoshop guru, content creator, etc. The rat race is real and naturally any time spent out of creating music can affect your creativity. Can you tell us what your present and future projects are? The biggest project right now is releasing my EP with Circus Records in April of 2022. Beyond that I have many collaborations in the works with artists that I have been a fan of for years.Exciting times ahead!

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