The Bixel Boys Are Blowing Up
The Bixel Boys have been on a tear since EDC Las Vegas. The duo, consisting of Rob May and Ian MacPherson, performed two sets at EDC Las Vegas, including a closing set at the HARD Stage on Day 1.
In the past few weeks, Bixel Boys have released their Empire EP, put together a mix for THUMP, and contributed a mix to Triple J, which is one of Australia's most popular radio stations. Additionally, the duo is currently in Australia on a five-stop mini tour. If you haven't heard of the Bixel Boys, you might be familiar with their #FREELIFE t-shirt, which has been worn by Skrillex, RL GRIME/Clockwork, Lil Jon, MAKJ, Leighton James of Adventure Club, Alvin Risk, and Emoh Instead.
Bixel Boys have a very original sound, and they incorporate a lot of different styles into their music. The duo has coined the term "big room underground" to describe their music. It's a fitting description, as they have put a big room twist on sounds that you would typically hear at after-hours clubs.
Their new Empire EP is one of the more impressive EPs of 2014. Both songs on the EP, "Empire" and "Clutch," show off the duo's versatility.
If you haven't heard enough of the Bixel Boys, listen to their mixes for THUMP and Triple J below.
The duo has two more dates on their Australia tour before they head back to the United States. They will be playing in Perth on July 18, and their final show will be in Melbourne on July 19.
It's amazing to see how far the Bixel Boys have come in the past year. Their musical talent coupled with their #FREELIFE mantra will help the duo become dance music stars in the near future.
Cover photo credit: Get Lifted Tonight
Purchase Empire: Beatport