Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Sounds like

Slumberjack, Mura Masa, Flume, Flying Lotus


band members

Aaron Tarasiewicz


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, Ybn Cordae, J Cole, Flume, Cashmere Cat, Slumberjack, Mr. Bill, Schoolboy Q, Kill the Noise, Virtual Riot, Ski Mask, Skrillex, Koan Sound


Website

www.xmplamusic.com

Bio

Aaron James, aka XMPLA has been making a name for himself with his genre-defying sound which combines an array of vocals and electronic production. The Sydney-based producer, singer, songwriter burst onto the scene in 2017 after winning the 301 Studios ‘Is It A Banger’ competition and becoming runner up in the YourShot DJ competition. Following this, Aaron signed his first label with Tinted Records and went on to release his first track with the label, ‘Better’.

XMPLA's debut release ‘Better’ sparked the ears of the industry with the tracks compelling vocals and production, of which are all done by Aaron himself. XMPLA amalgamates all of life’s different stories by weaving his voice in and out of various characters. In the latter half of 2018 XMPLA went on to release ‘Sun Goes Down’, a bouncy, future bass track that builds on XMPLA’s use of various vocal techniques, while also exploring more traditional songwriting structure. The release quickly became a favourite on triple j and led him to being a ‘feature artist’ on Triple j Unearthed.

Last year he ventured out and worked on many collaborations with four singles, ‘Excited’, ‘Big Kids’ and 'That's How I Be', also partnering up with Qld artist Doolie for their edgy pop/future bass release, 'No Game'. Now coming into 2020 with a fresh palette, new perspective and hunger for innovation, XMPLA is ready take on a new chapter and dive deeper into his musical journey.

Review

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XMPLA

Review by Lewis Hobba Lewis Hobba

18 May 2020

Triple J
40

hell yeah - this leapfrogs across the samples and always sticks the landing.

hell yeah - this leapfrogs across the samples and always sticks the landing.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

03 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Bright, summery production that swirls around like a rainbow paddle pop.

Bright, summery production that swirls around like a rainbow paddle pop.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

no sleep this weekend i guess. xmpla again showing off his supreme production chops.

no sleep this weekend i guess. xmpla again showing off his supreme production chops.