Xhin (pronounced as “sheen”) has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released “Xycle”, a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, “Supersonicstate” the following year.
In 2006, his talent has been discovered by a German independent record label Meerestief. With a remix that he has done for Dublin’s Five Green Circle’s track entitled Ronan’s BBQ has created a storm over Europe. Praised, supported and charted by heavy weights from the world of electronic music. Then in 2009, Xhin has found a new home. He joined Berlin’s then new techno label, Stroboscopic Artefacts to release his dark, intense and experimental side of things. From the results of his new releases for the label, he has done it again. Heavy rotation from the big boys like Speedy J, Luke Slater, Ben Klock and many more to mention.
2011 was a big year for Xhin, collaborating with Lucy to release “LX2/LX3” on CLR and before going on to release his album “Sword” on Stroboscopic Artefacts which would prove to be a defining moment in his career with the album reaching critical acclaim. In 2012 Xhin once again joined Lucy to release “LX4/LX5” before joining Belgian techno label Token to release “The Realm” E.P
This year Xhin returned to release “Dark Tiled Landscapes” on Token, a more industrial E.P it is testament to Xhin’s diversity as a producer.
Terra Nullius, ‘land belonging to no one’. A series of events by the Freeform Collective.
We are pleased to announce that Xhin’s Melbourne show will feature a rare and intimate experimental ambient performance. It will be at an earlier time of the night so it is advised to arrive shortly after doors open at 10:00PM as to experience it in its entirety. Special seating will also be in place to maximise comfort during the performance.
Xhin will return later in the evening for his main set where he will completely blow your mind with his signature style of unique futuristic, industrial techno.
Local Support: Lost Few (LIVE), Harold, Chiara Kickdrum, Adrian Bell, Monty McGaw, Jeremy Graham & Joshua Wells