Artist Profile: Human X
With the rise of the laptop generation, the means of music production, once locked away behind expensive recording studios and pricey producers, has rightfully been passed on to the creators of the music themselves.
With this newfound ease, the issue of how to compose something interesting and unique has now become one of the most important questions an electronic artist can ask themselves.
We may just have found the answer with this duo...
North East, electronic, duo Human X have been striving for glory in their first year together and have generated interesting returns already.
Obvious comparisons with the Eurythmics were well received by the band, given their reverence to the 80’s duo, who also saw Kate Bush and local legends Eve Simpson and Twist Helix as sources of inspiration.
Talking with Spotlight, one half of the duo, Paul Clark, was happy to give an insight into their year to date and the success they’re having on the live scene: “We’re over the moon to have so many confirmed shows already this year, coming up we have the Spotlight UK showcase at the Independent Sunderland on March 8th, then a support show for Anavae on the 24th of March at Jumpin Jacks. Into Easter we’ll be playing The Canny Fringe 13th April , then the Bearded Theory Festival, and further ahead in the summer we have Northern Electric Festival and Oxjam Sunderland penned in so far.”
Despite having such a huge year ahead of them, they seem ready for the challenge however, with Paul stating: "We worked really hard last year, so it can be easy to be complacent and take the foot off the gas, but we’re determined to stay focused and not let that happen. So in 2018 we are looking to build on the momentum we generated last year. We have a very clear vision for our music and songs so we’re really exited about the prospect of new videos, recordings and shows."
Where they go next will be interesting to watch but we're confident Human X will stay fresh and original in what can often feel like a stifled genre.
Track Pick: 'Death & Romance'
Sprinkled with 80’s driven synth beats and emotive, powerful, vocals this track wraps itself in a packaging of strong pop hooks alongside both retro and progressive soundtracks.
It’s a mesmerising experience and a one which makes the future look very bright indeed.