The idea behind X5s started with a Christmas gift; a small 66 key Casio synthesizer which later became the building block for Jeremy and his love for creating music. A few years later Jeremy met Jeff who constantly influenced and challenged the ideas and concepts behind Jeremy's musical style. X5s is the collaboration between these two men and their usage of several musical instruments and tools. These tools range from virtual synths (VST's) to an array of different digital audio workstations (DAW's). Till the CD "Bullet Rosette" FL Studio was used for the entire process but now we utilizes both FL Studio and Ableton Live in order to complete each track.
We have gone through many transformations with musical style; from cheesy happy hardcore to game music and from classical to electronica. At this current time we do not belong to any set genre but instead makes music which blurs the lines between multiple genres. Some say our music is a form of trance while others think it rides alongside of video game music or experimental. Years later and an evolutionary curve to prove it we have created an interesting blend of electronic music that creates discussion and insomnia; A collaboration between awkward sounds with the willingness to inject harmony and a sense of solitude. Both men whom make up X5s are in their thirties and have a background in music theory. We are originally from in Lake Elsinore, California but currently both members live in the San Diego, California area.
Our influences are mainly bands from the 80's but many other artists and bands from various electronic genres have made an impact. In no particular order: Infected Mushroom, Bloom 06, Eiffel 65, Misted Muppet, MindInABox, Gammer, InEffect, UFO, DNA, Sy, Unknown, Fracus, Resist, Inpact, Hixxy, Scott Brown, CLSM, Cube::Hard, Darwin, S3RL and such from the UK Hardcore genre and Goa/Psytrance genre have all created some type of inspiration or appreciation towards electronic music. This is also not an exhaustive list as we don't really update this part of the site often.
We has been making music since 2003 and we hope that you enjoy our past and current songs. We see music as an art form and with that we believe that art is an inspirational tool for the masses. We are currently unsigned and self managed, if you would like to contact us then please do so through email (x5s[at]x5smedia.com) or via bandcamp / soundcloud.