27 Apr 2017
Visionary singer and music maker Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her O.G. signature sound. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura.
Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as “a unique new pop personality” while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as “rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre.”
“She’s going to be huge” Sunday Times 4/5
“Drawing from so many musical diasporas and questioning the way that different existences intersect, Rubinos’ second album is American music with a different story to tell.” 8.0 Pitchfork
“Rubinos serves up a Michelin-star meal: The Brooklyn artist truly crosses borders with her multi-genre-hyphenate instrumental textures beneath Billie Holiday-esque croons.” SPIN
“Black Terry Cat sees the proud “Cuba-Rican” often extract the maximum impact from a startlingly nimble rhythm section that disregards any boundaries between soul, rock, jazz and salsa, plus a voice that evokes Sarah Vaughan, Joyce Moreno and – on the brilliantly squelchy R&B of “Black Stars” and “Right?” – Erykah Badu at her wildest.” UNCUT 8/10
“A star is born when Laurie Anderson meets De La Soul. A fascinating pleasure and a 21st-century classic in waiting” MOJO 4/5