Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia's sound grows from a wide range of influences from Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.
Audiences and critics alike have lauded her rafter-shaking live show, describing the CubaRican songstress as "redefining exuberance." She has toured the US nationally including showcases at SXSW. Xenia's music has been featured on MTV, WNYC, East Village Radio, The New Yorker, Fader, Vice, and TimeOutNY.
ABOUT Magic Trix
Opening track, "Help" tells the story of Rosa, a witch-doctor who lives under a bridge with her two children and heals people in exchange for money. Jump started by a quirky vocal loop, "Ultima" turns into a danceable reggaeton-like proclamation about being the last one in line at a Havana bank. The album's single, "Hair Receding" is a rocked out slow jam driven by distorted organ sounds and a head-nodding drum beat. Xenia delivers Spanish wordplay on tracks like "Los Mangopaunos" and "Pan y Café", the latter of which features the band's bassist, Adam Minkoff, on a car engine- like bass line. Buccelli's ecstatic drum theatrics paired with Xenia's soulful vocals and distorted keyboards on "Cherry Tree" recall a certain Brooklyn indie sound while maintaining a distinctly fresh flavor that's all her own.