NexCyx Presenting New Track At Mega Concert
Popular Barbadian band NexCyx has planned a double treat for fans to start the summer - the release of a new single, 'In Da Club' and the staging of NeXperience, a mega concert on Saturday, May 31st at De Bond, Kensington Oval.
The internationally acclaimed band, which has co-headlined with the likes of Wyclef Jean, is giving fans an initial taste of the infectious urban track via social media and will perform it for the first time when they hit the stage for NeXperience along with guest artistes, Livvi Franc, Teff and Simon Pipe.
What is the genesis of NeXperience?
“We wanted to put on a show unlike anything that has ever been done before,” said Kris Clarke, band leader.
“We’re transforming the De Bond at Kensington Oval into a Mega Club. It will be a non-stop, high energy event, with over 1,000 party goers and live music fans converging to celebrate contemporary Barbadian music at its best.”
“We have something up our sleeves too; a surprise that will definitely be a treat. You’ll have to be there to find out who or what we’re talking about. But it’s big!” he added.
The release of 'In Da Club' meshes perfectly with the theme for the concert. The new single, a bit more hip-hop than other recent releases, is definitely a party starter.
“I came up with the beat for this song while walking on the streets in Manhattan,” said NexCyx Music Director, André Clarke. “It’s definitely a club banger; you can’t sit still when you hear it. It’s the perfect song to start the summer.”
Lyrics to the song were written by NexCyx front woman, Mahalia Cummins, who, after rocking crowds in the Caribbean, US and France with the band, is excited about putting on a quality show like NeXperience in her home country. She can’t wait to perform the new single and is looking forward to jamming with some of her musical peers.
“Livvi is phenomenal; I love the direction her music has taken in the last few years. She’s probably most known for the hit 'What Now?' she wrote for Rihanna, but her repertoire is filled with so many beautiful songs,” said Mahalia.
She also had high praise for Teff, who she described as blazing a trail in hip hop and the talented singer/musician/producer Simon Pipe.
NeXperience starts at 8 pm. Tickets are available now at www.TicketPal.com and TicketPal outlets islandwide.
NexCyx is a five-member alternative hip-hop band based in Barbados. The group has shared the stage with Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Air Supply, Damien Marley and Wyclef Jean and has played major music events in the Caribbean, US and France.
Chosen in 2012 by an international judging panel as the winners of the “Hennessey Chase the Music. Own the Stage” competition which took them to the Cognac Blues Passion Festival in France, the band went on to get the top spot in the RyanSeacrest.com March Music Madness contest for their version of Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” in 2013. NexCyx holds an MTV Artist of the Week accolade, an Artist of the Month title from Rockwired.com and a Band of the Year honour at the noted Barbados Music Awards.